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By Christopher Bush

Ideographic Modernism offers a severe account of the ideograph (Chinese writing as imagined within the West) as a modernist invention. instead of concentrating on the accuracy of this ideograph as a type of illustration of China (a concentration that will yield predictable results), Christopher Bush reconstructs the categorical background of the ideograph with the intention to discover the query of illustration in additional basic methods, ways in which mirror the variety and complexity of literary modernism itself.

On one point, the ebook makes an issue concerning the that means and serve as of the ideograph in the course of the modernist interval, specifically that this imagined chinese language writing was once a fancy reaction to some of the writings of such technological media because the photo, the phonograph, the cinematograph, and the telegraph. via analyses of works via Claudel, Pound, Kafka, Benjamin, Segalen, and Valéry, between others, Ideographic Modernism lines the interweaving of Western modernity's ethnographic and technological imaginaries, within which the cultural results of technological media assumed "Chinese" varieties, while conventional representations of "the Orient" lived on in modernist-era responses to media.

On one other point, the booklet makes a methodological argument, demonstrating new methods of improving the commonly missed presence of China within the textual content of Western modernism. as well as being its material, then, ideographic modernism is additionally the book's procedure: a polemically "literal" means of analyzing that demands reevaluations either one of how modernist literature relating to its old contexts and of the ways that we will take into account that courting today.

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