Sign and Discourse: Dimensions of Comparative Poetic

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Sign and Discourse: Dimensions of Comparative Poetics
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Part I Ancient and Early Modern Sign Systems Studies


1 The Rise of Chinese Literary Theory: Intertextuality and System Mutations in Classical Texts

2 Controversy over Language: Towards Pre-Qin Semiotics

3 The Paradox of Learning and the Elenchos: Plato's Meno, Augustine’s De Magistro, and Gonsun Long’s Jianbailun (On Hardness and Whiteness)

4 Controvert the Dead: Sextus Empiricus and Plutarch against the Stoics

5 Between Nature and Culture: A Glimpse of the Biosemiotic World in Fourth

Century BCE Chinese Philosophy

6 Intersubjectivity in Controversy: A Story from the Taoist Philosopher Zhuangzi

7 Plato and Peirce on Likeness and Semblance

8 Persuasion in the Pre-Qin China: The Great Debate Revisited

9 The Rise of Semiotics and Liberal Arts Education: Reading Martianu Capella’s The Marriage of Philology and Mercury

10 The Theorist as Visionary: Logocentrism in “Medieval” Chinese and European Critical Discourse

Part II Reflections on Chinese Writing System

11 Semiographics: A Peircian Approach to Chinese Script

12 Naming Animals in Chinese Writing

13 Ancient Chinese Concept of fa (Law) and Its Orthographical Representations

14 Hallucinating the Other: Derridean Fantasies of Chinese Script

15 The Legacy of Josef Vachek and Its Implications in the Studies of Chinese Script

16 Graphemics and Novel Interpretation: The Case of Wang Wen-hsing
Part III Genre Studies

17 Towards a Structural Generic Theory of Tang Stories

18 The Yang Lin Story Series: A Structural Analysis

19 The Anonymous Autobiographer: Roland Barthes and Shen Fu

20 A Lover’s Discourse versus Story: Su Man-Shu’s “The Broken Hairpin”

21 Mental Space Mapping in Classical Chinese Poetry: A Cognitive Approach

22 Calendar and Aphorism: A Generic Study of Carolus Linnaeus’ Fundamenta Botanica and Philosophia Botanica

23 Mimetic Desire and Dramatic Structure: Racine’s Phaedra and Ma Chih-yüan’s (Ma Zhiyuan) Han-kung Ch’iu (Hangongqiu)

24 Literary London: An Essay
Part IV Influence or Reception?

25 On the “Birth” of Historiography of Philosophy in China

26 Hu Shih and John Dewey: “Scientific Method” in the May Fourth Era – China 1919 and After

27 Reflections on Cross-Cultural Literary Contact: The Reception of American Critical Theory in Taiwan in the 1970s

28 Western Theory as “Colonial Discourse”? Or (One More Time!) The Permanent Crisis of Comparative Literature

29 Perspective and Tertium Comparationis: The Case of Asian Literature

30 Image / Mirage of the Other: Contemporary Taiwanese Poets’ Reception of French Surrealism
Part V Nature / Culture Writing and Recent Advances in Sign Studies

31 Peirce and Cassirer on Deictics and “Pronominal” Communication

32 Encoding the Textual Sign in Natural History versus Natural System: The Case of Darwin and Linnaeus

33 Is Jakob von Uexküll, the Founding Father of Biosemiotics, a Semiotician or Hermeneutician?

34 Is language a Primary Modeling System? On Juri Lotman’s Concept of Semiosphere

35 Semioticians Make Strange Bed-Fellows, Or, Once Again! “Is Language a Primary Modeling System?”

36 Notes towards a Semiotics of Parasitism

37 Disaster Semiotics: An Alternative “Global Semiotics”?


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