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Ideographic modernism

Christopher Bush

Ideographic modernism

China, writing, media

by Christopher Bush

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese language -- Writing,
  • Modernism (Literature),
  • China -- In literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChristopher Bush.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN56.3.C6 B87 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24115196M
    ISBN 109780195393828
    LC Control Number2009021437


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Adds an important comparative perspective to major writers and critics such as Pound, Kafka, and Valery; Presents the first major discussion of Benjamin's relationship to China and its influence on his work.

Ideographic Modernism China, Writing, Media Christopher Bush. Examines major writers and critics such as Pound, Kafka, Valery, and Benjamin; Presents the first major discussion of Benjamin's relationship to China and its influence on his work. Ideographic Modernism is a difficult book in the best possible sense.

Its thoroughly argued, self-reflexive, and multi-layered account of how modernist writers wrote and thought about, by way of, and with China constitutes at the same time a compelling invitation to rethink what reference as such, what writing about something means. Ideographic Modernism concludes with a chapter centered on Valéry's story "The Yalu," which features one of the only figures of "le Chinois" is his extensive corpus.

But from this minor reference Bush is able to reconstruct how Valéry imagines the phenomenology of the global in a world where wireless communication has voided any sense of.

"Ideographic Modernism is a brilliantly learned and perceptive book, one that makes an original and significant contribution to the still evolving series of studies that have dealt with literary modernism and Orientalism in the wake of post-structuralism."- Robert Kern, author of Orientalism, Modernism, and the American PoemPages: Ideographic Modernism offers a critical account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined in the West) as a modernist invention.

Rather than focusing on the accuracy of this ideograph as a kind of representation of China (a focus that would yield predictable results), Ideographic Modernism reconstructs the specific history of the ideograph in order to explore the question of representation Cited by: 9. Ideographic Modernism offers a critical account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined in the West) as a modernist invention.

Rather than focusing on the accuracy of this ideograph as a kind of representation of China (a focus that would yield predictable results), Ideographic Modernism reconstructs the specific history of the ideograph in order to explore the question of representation.

"Ideographic Modernism offers a critical account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined in the West) as a modernist invention. Through analyses of works by Claudel, Pound, Kafka, Benjamin, Segalen, and Valery, among others, Christopher Bush traces the interweaving of Western modernity's ethnographic and technological imaginaries, in which the cultural effects of technological media.

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In Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media (Oxford University Press, ), Christopher Bush offers a wonderfully trans-disciplinary account of modernism through the figure of the ideograph, or Chinese writing as imagined in the West.

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He displays the same holistic pragmatism in his Conclusion, which recognizes how Comparative Literature happened to start "from closely related clusters of civilization. Modernism, in general, reflected a departure from traditional forms of art, religion, philosophy, social organization, and daily life which modernist artists felt had become outdated in the new environments of an emerging industrialized world.

The poet Ezra Pound's injunction to "Make it new!" was the touchstone of the movement's approach. Book Reviews Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media, by Christopher Bush. New York: Oxford University Press, Pp.

$ (hardcover). The notion of modernism is arguably one of the most complex and contested topics in literary studies.

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In Modernism, Imperialism and the Historical Sense, Paul Stasi explores the relationship between high modernist aesthetic forms and structures of empire in the twentieth century. Stasi's text offers new readings of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, T. Eliot and Virginia Woolf by situating their work within an early moment of by: 5.

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Through analyses of works by Claudel, Pound, Kafka, Benjamin, Segalen, and Valery, among others, Christopher Bush traces the interweaving of Brand: Oxford University Press. Nomothetic and idiographic are terms used by Neo-Kantian philosopher Wilhelm Windelband to describe two distinct approaches to knowledge, each one corresponding to a different intellectual tendency, and each one corresponding to a different branch of academe.

Nomothetic is based on what Kant described as a tendency to generalize, and is typical for the natural sciences. The modernist movement radically transformed the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary establishment, and its effects are still felt today.

Modernism introduces and analyzes what amounted to nothing less than a literary and cultural this fully updated and revised second edition, charting the movement in its global and local contexts, Peter Childs:details the 2/5(1). unstable referential status in literary modernism.

Recalling the words of Eric Hayot, Haun Saussy, and Steven G. Yao in Sinographies (), Bush reveals that Segalen's China, like the various conceits of this geopolitical site canvassed elsewhere in Ideographic Modernism, is not something thought about but something thought through and with.

I have been researching representations of mind in the works of Woolf, Eliot, Joyce, and Beckett for a book called Modernism and the Mind.

It discusses modernist ‘stream of consciousness’ literature of the early twentieth century in the light of recent cognitive neuroscientific findings in the areas of emotion, memory, perception and cognition. The undying past and other addresses by Coleman, Christopher Bush and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Publications include a translation and critical edition of Victor Segalen’s Stèles (Wesleyan, ), Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media (Oxford, ), and, more recently, essays in A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (Eric Hayot and Rebecca Walkowitz, eds., Columbia ) and Ezra Pound in the Present (Josephine Park and Paul.

Her current book project, Spoiled Distinctions: The Afterlife of Beauty in 20th-Century France, examines the problem of aesthetic judgment in French modernism. Freed-Thall’s articles on Proust have appeared in New Literary History and Modern Language Notes.

Ideographic Modernism analyzes the collective significance of an array of figures of Chinese writing in Euro-American literature, showing how the ideograph becomes, in the modernist era, a prism through which to imagine the world in ethnographic and in technological terms.

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Translation and Literature, 20(2), pp. (doi/tal modernism novelists also have a unique style in the use of language. In order to truly show the characters’ mental activities, modernist novelists attach much importance to the ideographic function and materiality of language itself to construct reality through unusual language style.

As a result, there are many discourses without punctuation. Previous publications include Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media (Oxford, ); articles in such journals as Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, and Representations; and a collaborative translation and critical edition of Victor Segalen’s Stèles (Wesleyan, ).

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Modernism and the Orient. edited by Zhaoming Qian. University of New Orleans Press, pages. Nearly ten years ago, in the introduction to his seminal study Chinese Dreams: Pound, Brecht, Tel Quel, Eric Hayot noted--with some skepticism--the ongoing, institutional success of East/West comparativism in literary studies.

Christopher Bush (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, UCLA) is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literary Studies.

His research and teaching focus on transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to literary modernisms, especially the interactions between Euro-American and East Asian aesthetic theory, avant-gardes, and media.

This book begins with two simple questions: Why has the West for so long and in so many different ways expressed the idea that the Chinese have a special relationship to cruelty and to physical pain. And what can the history of that idea and its expressions teach us about the politics of the West's contemporary relation to China, and, more broadly, about the historical development of the Author: Eric Hayot.

Recent contributions such as Pacific Rim Modernisms (edited by Mary Gillies, Helen Sword, and Steven Yao); Hayot's own second book, The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, Modernity, and Chinese Pam; Josephine Park's Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Poetics; Jonathan Stalling's Poetics of Emptiness: Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry; and Christopher Bush's.

Alongside the comprehensive catalog, the book features an introduction from Jens Müller on the history of logos, and an essay by R. Roger Remington on modernism and graphic design.

Eight designer profiles and eight instructive case studies are also included, with a detailed look at the life and work of such luminaries as Paul Rand, Yusaku Category: Books > Comics & Graphic Design. "Images of Black Modernism is a significant contribution to American literary history and African American cultural studies Like other literary scholars, Thaggart examines language as a vehicle for developing images of blackness, but unlike other scholars, she incorporates an analysis of photographic images as well.Christopher Bush is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University and the author of Ideographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media (Oxford, ).

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