Empires of the Mind: I. A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 Rodney Koeneke

ISBN: 9780804748223

Published: November 25th 2003

Hardcover

272 pages


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Empires of the Mind: I. A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979  by  Rodney Koeneke

Empires of the Mind: I. A. Richards and Basic English in China, 1929-1979 by Rodney Koeneke
November 25th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780804748223 | 9.56 Mb

Empires of the Mind tells the story of I. A. Richards, Britains foremost literary critic in the 1920s, and his effort to promote an 850-word version of global English in China. Examining the cultural milieu of Cambridge between the World Wars,MoreEmpires of the Mind tells the story of I.

A. Richards, Britains foremost literary critic in the 1920s, and his effort to promote an 850-word version of global English in China. Examining the cultural milieu of Cambridge between the World Wars, where Richardss internationalist vision first arose, this book traces the heretofore-unexplored connections between Richardss literary theories and his political ideals.

Richardss time in China covers a volatile period in Chinese history: the Japanese occupation, the Communist revolution, and the beginnings of the Cold War all feature prominently in the history of Basic English over a fifty-year period.Koeneke considers Richardss project in the light of current theories about imperialism: Did Basic English anticipate todays multicultural aspirations for global exchange? Or did it advance new empires of the mind whose spoils are language and information?

Ultimately, the history of Richardss time in China offers a crucial window onto the postcolonial complexities of our own.



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