Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations is a major advance in state-of-the-art research, offering an excellent comparison of Chinese and Western theories of semiotic criticism. Ersu Ding's credentials as both a linguist and a literary critic in the semiotic tradition are first-rate, and this book illustrates a thorough knowledge of communicology research currents in both parts of the world. No other author has covered topics such as egocentric versus sociocentric societies with such cross-cultural insight.'. Codice inventario libreria
The first major work in Sino-Western comparative semiotics, Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations is a trans-disciplinary and intercultural effort that makes intellectual connections not only across such diverse academic fields as epistemology, anthropology, linguistics, sociology, and cultural studies but also between Chinese and Western theories of the sign in the conviction that they can shed light on one another.
In this groundbreaking work, Ersu Ding studies two traditions of semiotic realism, represented by Plato and Husserl in the West and by Mo Zi and Ouyang Jian in China. They share two fundamental assumptions with regard to meaning: that there exist ultimate qualities of things and states of affairs in the extrasemiotic world and that the meanings of words or other types of sign are derivatives of these essentials. A pioneering work that remains extraordinarily accessible, Parallels, Interactions, and Illuminations explores a wide range of issues, including inter-subjective negotiation of meaning, the relationship between metaphor and culture, and the production and dissemination of myths.
About the Author: Ersu Ding is a professor in the Department of English at Lingnan University.
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Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1442640480
Descrizione libro Univ of Toronto Pr, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 2nd edition. 216 pages. 9.00x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 1442640480
Descrizione libro University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 1442640480