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Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.E A Comparison with Classical Greek Rhetoric

by Xing Lu

Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.E A Comparison with Classical Greek Rhetoric Synopsis

Xing Lu examines language, art, persuasion, and argumentation in ancient China and offers a detailed and authentic account of ancient Chinese rhetorical theories and practices within the society's philosophical, political, cultural, and linguistic contexts. She focuses on the works of five schools of thought and ten well-known Chinese thinkers from Confucius to Han Feizi to the the Later Mohists.

Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.E A Comparison with Classical Greek Rhetoric Press Reviews

The author's three main aims are: first, to open up the Eurocentric canon by introducing the Chinese domain of rhetorical awareness and practices; secondly, to analyze this implicit Chinese rhetorical tradition on the basis of various uses of and statements about language; and thirdly, to initiate a cross-cultural study of rhetoric through a comparison with Western rhetorical practices.-- Journal of Asian Studies A useful introduction to a wealth of Chinese material of potential interest over a very broad literary, historical, and philosophical range. . . . Many Classicist readers will profit from exposure to this rich material. Bryn Mawr Classical Review The author s three main aims are: first, to open up the Eurocentric canon by introducing the Chinese domain of rhetorical awareness and practices; secondly, to analyze this implicit Chinese rhetorical tradition on the basis of various uses of and statements about language; and thirdly, to initiate a cross-cultural study of rhetoric through a comparison with Western rhetorical practices. Journal of Asian Studies

Book Information

ISBN: 9781611170535
Publication date: 15th October 2011
Author: Xing Lu
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 376 pages
Categories: Semantics, discourse analysis, etc, Communication studies, General & world history, Ancient history: to c 500 CE,

About Xing Lu

Xing Lu is an associate professor in the Department of Communications at DePaul University. The recipient of the National Communication Association's James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Award for Rhetoric in Ancient China, Fifth to Third Century B.C.E.: A Comparison with Classical Greek Rhetoric (University of South Carolina Press, 1998), Lu received her undergraduate degree in China, her M.A. in Australia, and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and daughter in Wilmette, Illinois.

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