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Texts and transformations : essays in honor of the 75th birthday of Victor H. Mair

Author: Victor H Mair; Haun Saussy
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Cambria Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Cambria sinophone world series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The authors in this collection interrogate moments in the long history of East Asian writing at which turning points in the lives of texts become perceptible. Taking Victor Mair's multidisciplinary research as a common thread, they assess the transforming effect of stories, customs, and 'outside' ideas on Chinese civilization over a nearly two-thousand-year period"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor H Mair; Haun Saussy
ISBN: 9781621964216 1621964213
OCLC Number: 1031468761
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
On translation --
Gao Xingjian's Chan-inspired absurdist aesthetics --
Sinophone intervention with China --
A tale without shape or shadow --
Maligned exchanges --
Imagery of archery and accoutrements in epics from Southwest China --
Passing for Chinese --
Learning from editions --
The Chinese Garden as an intellectual enterprise --
Fotudeng's spell practice and the Dhāranī recitation ritual --
The non-so-long arm of the law --
Who guards the Buddha-word? --
Yijing and the Buddhist cosmopolis of the seventh century --
Countdown to 1051 --
Cambria sinophone world series --
Contributors.
Series Title: Cambria sinophone world series.
Responsibility: edited by Haun Saussy.

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"The authors in this collection interrogate moments in the long history of East Asian writing at which turning points in the lives of texts become perceptible. Taking Victor Mair's multidisciplinary research as a common thread, they assess the transforming effect of stories, customs, and 'outside' ideas on Chinese civilization over a nearly two-thousand-year period"--Back cover.

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