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    DescriptionRecently discovered ancient texts dating to the third century BCE and earlier inform the groundbreaking interpretations presented here on the emergence and spread of literacy in Chinese society. The long-term stability of Chinese written language provides unique insights into literacy's role in early civilization. Li Feng is professor of early Chinese history and archaeology at Columbia University. David Prager Branner is retired as a professor of Chinese at the University of Maryland. The other contributors are Anthony Barbieri-Low, William Boltz, Constance Cook, Lothar von Falkenhausen, David Pankenier, Matthias Richter, Adam Smith, Ken-ichi Takashima, and Robin Yates.


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    Title
    Writing and Literacy in Early China
    Subtitle
    Studies from the Columbia Early China Seminar
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Li Feng, Edited by David Prager Branner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780295993379
    ISBN 10: 0295993375
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2GDC
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LAN001000
    DC22: 302.22440931
    BISAC V2.8: LAN010000
    DC23: 495.111
    Thema V1.0: NK, DSBB, NHC, CFLA, CFC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2GDC
    Illustrations note
    , figures, colour plates
    Publisher
    University of Washington Press
    Imprint name
    University of Washington Press
    Publication date
    25 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Review quote
    "Elucidate[s] the origins, early development and structure of the Chinese script, but also discuss[es] material aspects, practical uses, and social contexts ... fascinating." --Oliver Weingarten, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies