China Review International: Vol. 16, No. 3, 2009 of sinographies as it emerges here, and what parts of the world (e.g., Africa and Latin America) are underrepresented and why? What importance should we ascribe to the fact that sinographies come often as enunciations of either cultural difference or sameness, and what are some alternative ways of breaking open this dichotomy? Would it be helpful to think of texts such as the essays of Sinographies as kinds of second-degree sinographies, and what would this imply about their strategic investment in the way in which sinographies are constructed? Andrea Bachner Andrea Bachner is an assistant professor of comparative literature and Asian studies at Pennsylvania State University. Larissa N. Heinrich. The Afterlife of Images: Translating the Pathological Body between China and the West. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008. xii, 222 pp. Hardcover $79.95, isbn 978-0-8223-4093-5. Paperback $22.95, isbn 978-0-8223-4113-0. The image of China in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the "Sick Man of Asia" has been deeply branded into the collective subconscious of the modern Chinese people. It has played an important role in the discourse of Chinese modernity and given an undertone of national and cultural redemption
China Review International – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Jan 6, 2009
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