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Politics of Chinese Language and Culture

The Art of Reading Dragons, 1st Edition

By Bob Hodge, Kam Louie


208 pages

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An innovative text which adopts the tools of cultural studies to provide a fresh approach to the study of Chinese language, culture and society. The book tackles areas such as grammar, language, gender, popular culture, film and the Chinese diaspora and employs the concepts of social semiotics to extend the ideas of language and reading. Covering a range of cultural texts, it will help to break down the boundaries around the ideas and identities of East and West and provide a more relevant analysis of the Chinese and China.


'The authors are to be congratulated on expressing the complex ideas they are dealing with in a refreshingly clear and jargon-free manner.' - Asian Affairs, February 2000

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Culture and Communication in Asia

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies