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Chinese Discourse Studies

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9781349473663: Chinese Discourse Studies

Chinese Discourse Studies presents an innovative and systematic approach to discourse and communication in contemporary China. Incorporating Chinese philosophy and theory, it offers not only a distinct cultural paradigm in the field, but also a culturally sensitive and effective tool for studying Chinese discourses.

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About the Author:

Shi-xu is Changjiang Distinguished Professor, Director of the Institute of Discourse and Cultural Studies, and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies, Zhejiang University, China. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Multicultural Discourses and the General Editor of Cultural Discourse Studies Series. His books in English include: Cultural Representations, A Cultural Approach to Discourse, Read the Cultural Other (lead-editor), and Discourse as Struggle (editor).

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“Because of its timely focus on the evolution of discourse studies in contemporary China, this book is a much welcomed addition to the existing literature on discourse and communication research. ... presents a ground-breaking theoretical and practical model which argues convincingly on the benefits of a non-Western paradigm for discourse studies. ... an invaluable resource that will appeal not only to scholars of Chinese culture, but also to lay readers interested in discourse analysis, media studies, and intercultural communication.” (Yanhua Cheng, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Vol. 27 (1), 2017)

“Chinese Discourse Studies is organized in such a way that each chapter can also be read individually. ... Shi-xu’s Chinese Discourse Studies is an original contribution to the understanding of the culture/discourse nexus. Shi-xu skilfully employs a complicated academic perspective to problematize the very basic questions of discourse and culture. Moreover, necessarily complex, the theoretically eclectic approach, which melds together perspectives from the areas of culture, discourse, linguistics, communication and philosophy, remains accessible to readers new to such fields.” (Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, Discourse Studies, Vol. 18 (4), August, 2016)


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