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Writing & literacy in early China : studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar

Author: Feng Li; David Prager Branner
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inquires into modes of manuscript production, the purposes for which texts were produced, and the ways in which they were actually used

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Writing & literacy in early China.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011017770
(OCoLC)713189805
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Feng Li; David Prager Branner
ISBN: 9780295804507 0295804505
OCLC Number: 793207668
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 494 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Introduction : writing as a phenomenon of literacy / Li Feng and David Prager Branner --
Getting "right" with heaven and the origins of writing in China / David W. Pankenier --
Literacy and the emergence of writing in China / William G. Boltz --
Phonology in the Chinese script and its relationship to early Chinese literacy / David Prager Branner --
Literacy to the south and the east of Anyang in Shang China : Zhengzhou and Daxinzhuang / Ken-ichi Takashima --
The evidence for scribal training at Anyang / Adam Smith --
Textual identity and the role of literacy in the transmission of early Chinese literature / Matthias L. Richter --
The royal audience and its reflections in western Zhou bronze inscriptions / Lothar von Falkenhausen --
Literacy and the social contexts of writing in the western Zhou / Li Feng --
Education and the way of the former kings / Constance A. Cook --
Soldiers, scribes, and women : literacy among the lower orders in early China / Robin D.S. Yates --
Craftsman's literacy : uses of writing by male and female artisans in Qin and Han China / Anthony J. Barbieri-Low.
Other Titles: Writing and literacy in early China
Responsibility: edited by Li Feng and David Prager Branner.

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