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Author Luca, Dinu,
Title The Chinese language in European texts : the early period / Dinu Luca.
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Author Luca, Dinu,
Series Chinese literature and culture in the world
Chinese literature and culture in the world. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2013129090
Subject Chinese literature -- Appreciation -- Europe.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 242 pages) : color illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Entering the Language Continuum -- 1. Silence, Script, and "New Understandings" -- 2. Figures, Hieroglyphs, and Ciphers, -- 3. Ships, Bricks, and the Majesty of Writing: The New Century -- Conclusion.
Summary This detailed, chronological study investigates the rise of the European fascination with the Chinese language up to 1615. By meticulously investigating a wide range of primary sources, Dinu Luca identifies a rhetorical continuum uniting the land of the Seres, Cathay, and China in a tropology of silence, vision, and writing. Tracing the contours of this tropology, The Chinese Language in European Texts: The Early Period offers close readings of language-related contexts in works by classical authors, medieval travelers, and Renaissance cosmographers, as well as various merchants, wanderers, and missionaries, both notable and lesser-known. What emerges is a clear and comprehensive understanding of early European ideas about the Chinese language and writing system.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed August 30, 2016).
ISBN 9781137502919 (electronic bk.)
1137502916 (electronic bk.)
9781137512253 (print)
1137512253
ISBN/ISSN 10.1057/978-1-137-50291-9
OCLC # 957156893
Additional Format Print version: Luca, Dinu. Chinese language in European texts. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 1137512253 9781137512253 (OCoLC)942380468