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Author Gu, Mingdong, 1955-

Title Chinese theories of reading and writing : a route to hermeneutics and open poetics / Ming Dong Gu.

Publication Info. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2005]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 334 pages).
Series SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-320) and index.
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Summary This ambitious work provides a systematic study of Chinese theories of reading and writing in intellectual thought and critical practice. The author maintains that there are two major hermeneutic traditions in Chinese literature: the politico-moralistic mainstream and the metaphysico-aesthetical undercurrent. In exploring the interaction between the two, Ming Dong Gu finds a movement toward interpretive openness. In this, the Chinese practice anticipates modern and Western theories of interpretation, especially literary openness and open poetics. Classic Chinese works are examined, including the Zhouyi (the I Ching or Book of Changes), the Shijing (the Book of Songs or Book of Postry), and selected poetry, along with the philosophical background of the hermeneutic theories. Ultimately, Gu relates the Chinese practices of reading to Western hermeneutics, offering a cross-cultural conceptual model for the comparative study of reading and writing in general. Book jacket.
Subject Chinese classics -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
Chinese classics. (OCoLC)fst00857323
Hermeneutics. (OCoLC)fst00955492
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Gu, Ming Dong, 1955- Chinese theories of reading and writing. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2005 0791464237 (DLC) 2004016207 (OCoLC)55947907
ISBN 1423744098 (electronic bk.)
9781423744092 (electronic bk.)
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