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The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics
Studies in the History, Application, and Teaching of Rhetoric Beyond Traditional Greco-Roman Contexts

Edited By

Keith Lloyd

ISBN 9780367409029
Published July 2, 2020 by Routledge
460 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics offers a broad and comprehensive understanding of comparative or world rhetoric, from ancient times to the modern day. Bringing together an international team of established and emergent scholars, this Handbook looks beyond Greco-Roman traditions in the study of rhetoric to provide an international, cross-cultural study of communication practices around the globe.

With dedicated sections covering theory and practice, history, pedagogy, hybrids and the modern context, this extensive collection will provide the reader with a solid understanding of:

  • how comparative rhetoric evolved
  • how it re-defines and expands the field of rhetorical studies
  • what it contributes to our understanding of human communication
  • its implications for the advancement of related fields, such as composition, technology, language studies, and literacy.

In a world where understanding how people communicate, argue, and persuade is as important as understanding their languages, The Routledge Handbook of Comparative World Rhetorics is an essential resource for scholars and students of communication, composition, rhetoric, cultural studies, cultural rhetoric, cross-cultural studies, transnational studies, translingual studies, and languages.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Comparative World Rhetorics: The What and How

Keith Lloyd

Part I: What is Comparative Rhetoric?

Chapter Two: Redefining Comparative Rhetoric: Essence, Facts, and Events

LuMing Mao

Chapter Three: The Intersection between Intercultural Communication and Comparative Rhetoric studies: A Review and Case Studies

Xing (Lucy) Lu

Chapter Four: What is Jewish Rhetoric? Issues of Diasporas, Nationalities, Cultures, and Pre-Human Emergence: A Case Study

Steven B. Katz

Chapter Five: Rhetorical Histories of Comparison: An Archaeology

of the Comparative Act

Lance Cummings

Chapter Six: Rhetoric out of Context: The Challenge of Contemplative Rhetoric

Joshua DiCaglio

Part II: History/Recovery

Chapter Seven: Confucian Deliberation: A Rational Reconstruction of Themes in the Analects

Arabella Lyon

Chapter Eight: From Oratory to Writing: An Overview of Chinese Classical Rhetoric (500 BCE-220 CE)

Hui Wu

Chapter Nine: Was There an Art of (Asiatic) Rhetoric at Halicarnassus? A Plea for Rediscovering the Lost Centers of Classical Rhetoric

Richard Leo Enos

Chapter Ten: An Overview of Kut and Töre as the Pillars of the Turkish Rhetorical Tradition

Elif Guler

Chapter Eleven: On the Differences Between Ma’atian Communicative Solidarity and the Socratic Dialectic

Melba Vélez Ortiz

Chapter Twelve: Hadassah, that is Esther:’ Diasporic Rhetoric in the Book of Esther

Eliza Gellis

Chapter Thirteen: Foundations in Vedic Rhetorical Culture: Approaching Mokṣa Analogically

Anne Melfi

Chapter Fourteen: Epistolary Rhetoric

Rasha Diab

Chapter Fifteen: Through the Magic Glass of Sufism: Studying Orientalism in Sufism

Eda Ozyesilpinar and Firasat Jabeen

Chapter Sixteen: Rhetorical Comparison of Hindu God Krishna and Plato: Towards Exploring Hindu Rhetoric and Greek Rhetoric

Sweta Baniya

Chapter Seventeen: Hair-splitting critics and pair-splitting circumstances: the persuasive role of stylistic ornaments in Aśvaghoṣa’s Saundarananda

Elizabeth Thornton

Chapter Eighteen: Yuğ□Ceremony□in the Steppe:□Rhetorics□of□Grief in□Turkic Community Formations

Iklim Goksel

Part III: Contemporary Comparative Studies

Chapter Nineteen: I Have No Mother Tongue": (Re)Conceptualizing Rhetorical Voice in Indonesia

Amber Engelson

Chapter Twenty: Is Modern Chinese Writing Close to Contemporary English Writing?—Rhetorical modes of Chinese expository paragraphs

Donghong (Julie) Liu

Chapter Twenty-One: Ubuntu: A Rhetorical Look at An African Concept of Community and Life

Leonora Anyango-Kivuva

Chapter Twenty-Two: You Know You’re Filipino When": nostalgic tropes of Filipinoness in YouTube videos by second-generation Filipino Americans

Daphne-Tatiana (Data) T. Canlas

Part IV: Hybrids

Chapter Twenty-Three: Modern Holism: The Hybrid Rhetorics of Insight Meditation

Tyler Carter

Chapter Twenty-Four: Usable Presents: Hybridity in/for Postcolonial African Rhetorics

Stephen K. Dadugblor

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Study of Rhetoric in Japan: A Survey of Rhetorical Research from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

Massimiliano Tomasi

Chapter Twenty-Six: Recontextualizing Comparative Rhetoric

Michelle Zalestki

Chapter Twenty-Seven: A Comparative Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Indigenous Rhetorics in the Americas

Abraham Romney

Chapter Twenty-Eight: New Materialist Orientations to Comparative Historiographical Methods: Places of Invention and Public Memory In Situ

Erin Cromer Twal

Chapter Twenty-Nine Nüshu, the Unique Female Rhetoric in the Chinese Rhetorical Tradition

Xiaobo (Belle) Wang

Chapter Thirty: A Feminist Praxis of Comparative Rhetoric

Mari Lee Mifsud

Part V: Applying and Promoting Comparative Pedagogies

Chapter Thirty-One: Bringing Comparative Methodologies into the US-Centric Major: Questioning the Nature of "History" and "Text" for Cross-Cultural Learning in English Studies

Tarez Samra Graban and Meghan Velez

Chapter Thirty-Two: Cultivating Transnational Thinking Through World Rhetorics

Xiaoye You

Chapter Thirty-Three: Enacting Comparative Pedagogies as Common Topics

Hua Zhu and Yebing Zhao

Chapter Thirty-Four: Teaching World Rhetorics: Promoting Pedagogy and Addressing Politics

Shyam Sharma

Part VI: New Directions

Chapter Thirty-Five: Comparative Rhetorics of Technology and the Energies of Ancient Indian Robots

Miles C. Coleman

Chapter Thirty-Six: Using Bridging Rhetoric for Deliberative Dissent: Some Insights from India

Keith Lloyd

Chapter Thirty-Seven: Doing Rhetoric Elsewhere: Chicanx Indigeneities, Colonial Peripheries, and the Underside of Written Communication

Damián Baca

Chapter Thirty Eight: Comparative Balāghah: Arabic and Ancient Egyptian Literary Rhetoric Through the Lens of Post-Eurocentric Poetics

Hany Rashwan

Chapter Thirty-Nine: Singing "Nan Yar?": The Ecstatic Transmissions of Avudai Akkal and The Awakening of Ramana Maharshi

Trey Conner and Richard Doyle

Chapter Forty: Preliminary Steps Towards a General Rhetoric: Existence, Thrivation, Transformation

Thomas Rickert

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Professor of English at Kent State University Stark, Dr. Keith Lloyd’s research interests include promoting collaborative, innovative, and non-dualistic modes of political and cross-cultural communication. His work is published in Rhetoric Review, Rhetorica, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and the Handbook of Logical Thought in India.