Over more than 40 years, the sinologist Michael Lackner has studied a broad range of issues in China's past and present. On the occasion of his 65th birthday, this volume brings together essays from friends, collaborators, colleagues, and students dedicated to the three fields of research in which he has made his most lasting contributions: philology, the histories of science and thought, and the study of prognostication. Michael Lackner's work in all these areas is connected by an intense engagement with "signs"--texts and images but also objects, dreams, portents and omens--and the semiotic, epistemic and political contexts in which they become meaningful. The 25 contributions presented here highlight the fertility of such a transdisciplinary approach. Reading signs in material, textual, and visual sources dating from 2000 BCE to the present, scholars from four continents address themes as diverse as early Chinese ritual and cosmology; imperial and modern Chinese poetry, prose and drama; Chinese alchemy, astronomy and mathematics; the theory and practice of divination and prognosis; as well as exegetical traditions, political rhetoric, and problems of translation. Many articles examine entanglements between China and the West and offer comparative perspectives on developments in Europe and the Islamicate world.
Sheffield, UK ; Bristol, CT : Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2017.
Book — xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Foreword Foreword Yuling Pan Introduction Introduction Xinren Chen Part I: Politeness in Various Chinese Introduction/Response Settings
1. Guest Introductions and Responses at Chinese Dinner Tables [+] Xueyu Wang
2. Hosts' Introductions and Visiting Professors' Responses in Lecture Openings [+] Xinren Chen
3. Celebrity Introductions and Responses in the Openings of Chinese TV Celebrity Interview Programmes [+] Yonghong Qian Part II: Identity Construction and Politeness in Various Chinese Interactions
4. Identity Construction in Responses to Radio-mediated Call-in Complaints [+] Wei Ren
5. Relational Acts and Identity Construction by Chinese Celebrities on Weibo [+] Doreen D. Wu, Minfen Lin
6. Experts' Identity Construction and Rapport Management in the Chinese Context of PhD Oral Defence [+] Yongping Ran, Qian Chen Part III: Politeness in Various Conflictive Chinese Situations
7. Rapport Orientations of Women Guests when Making Refusals and Obligations of the Host on Chinese Reality TV Dating Shows [+] Tzu-Wei Hsiang, Victoria Rau
8. Panelists' Rapport Management in Expressing Disagreement at Conference Discussions [+] Liyin Zhang, Xiaoyan Wang
9. Politeness and Disagreement in Hong Kong Internet Discussion Forums [+] Cynthia Lee, Winnie Shum Part IV: Backchanneling and Politeness in Various Chinese Interactions
10. Backchanneling for Positive Politeness in Chinese TV Interviews [+] Rong Chen, Chunmei Hu
11. Backchanneling and Politeness in the Interaction of Medical Consultation [+] Yansheng Mao, Kun Yang
12. Backchanneling in Internet Interactions: Implications on Netiquette [+] Xiyun Zhong.
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This volume looks at politeness phenomena in a culture and country that is becoming the most influential in the world. It is the first book to survey politeness variations across different genres in Chinese and will fill a gap in both politeness research in general and in Chinese politeness research in particular. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781781795866 20180122