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Title Brush conversation in the sinographic cosmopolis : interactional cross-border communication using literary Sinitic in early modern East Asia / edited by David C. S. Li, Reijiro Aoyama and Wong Tak-sum
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PL1171 B912 2022    AVAILABLE    30530001412832
 人文社會聯圖  PL1171 .B78 2022    AVAILABLE    30600020144938
Descript xxviii, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge studies in the early history of Asia ; 14
Routledge studies in the early history of Asia ; 14
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Writing-mediated cross-border communication face-to-face: from Sinitic brush-talk (漢文筆談) to pen-assisted conversation / David C. S. Li, Reijiro Aoyama and Wong Tak-sum -- East Asian brush-talk literature: introduction and proposed classification / Wang Yong -- Brush-talk involving traveling literati and boat drifters in East Asia. Brush conversation between maritime officials and foreign seafarers in drifting records in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century East Asia / Matsuura Akira and Reijiro Aoyma -- Senzaimaru's maiden voyage to Shanghai in 1862: brush conversation between Japanese travelers and people they encountered in Qing China / David C. S. Li and Reijiro Aoyama -- Identity verification and negotiation through Sinitic brush-talk in Ming China and Japan: drifting accounts by Ch'oe Pu (1488) and Yi Chi-hang (1696-1697) / Hur Kyoung-jin -- A study of salient linguistic features of two Ryukyuan brush conversations in Sinitic, 1611 and 1803 / Wong Tak-sum -- Brush-talk involving diplomatic envoys in East Asia. Sinitic brush-talk between Vietnam and China in the eighteenth century: a study of Lê Quý Đôn's Mission to Qing China / Nguyễn Tuấn Cuờng and Nguyễn Thị Tuyết -- Lingua-cultural characteristics of brush-talk: insights from Ōkōchi documents 大河內文書 / Wang Baoping -- The charm and pitfalls of Sinitic brush-talk: a study of brush conversation records involving the first legation staff of late Qing China in Japan (1870s-1880s) / Liu Yuzhen -- Japanese-Korean brush-talk during the early Edo Period, 1603-1711 / Koo Jea-Hyoun and Joo Ian -- Brush-talk between Chosŏn envoys and Tokugawa literati: contesting cultural superiority and 'central efflorescence' 中華, 1711-1811 / Jang Jin-Youp -- Script-specific communication in Sinitic: significance for historical pragmatics, cultural anthropology, and East Asian studies. Sociocultural functions of Chinese characters and writing: transnational brush-talk encounters in mid-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century East Asia / Reijiro Aoyama -- Discussion paper / Rebekah Clements
"For hundreds of years until the 1900's, in today's China, Japan, North and South Korea and Vietnam, literati of Classical Chinese or Literary Sinitic (wényán) could communicate in writing interactively, despite not speaking each other's languages. This book outlines the historical background of, and the material conditions that led to, widespread literacy development in premodern and early modern East Asia, where reading and writing for formal purposes was conducted in Literary Sinitic. To exemplify how 'silent conversation' or 'brush-assisted conversation' is possible through writing-mediated brushed interaction, synchronously face-to-face, this book presents contextualized examples from recurrent contexts involving (i) boat drifters; (ii) traveling literati; and (iii) diplomatic envoys. Where profound knowledge of classical canons and literary works in Sinitic was a shared attribute of the brush-talkers concerned, their brush-talk would characteristically be intertwined with poetic improvisation. Being the first monograph in English to address this fascinating lingua-cultural practice and cross-border communication phenomenon, which was possibly sui generis in Sinographic East Asia, it will be of interest to students of East Asian languages and linguistics, history, international relations and diplomacy, but also (historical) pragmatics, sociolinguistics, sociology of language, scripts and writing systems, cultural and linguistic anthropology"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Chinese characters -- East Asia -- History
Chinese language -- Written Chinese -- East Asia
Chinese language -- Social aspects -- East Asia
Chinese language -- Dialects -- History
Written communication -- East Asia
Alt Author Li, David C. S., editor
Aoyama, Reijirō, 1976- editor
Wong, Tak-sum, editor
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