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A Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials

By David Moser

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Mandarin,Guoyu or Putonghua? 'Chinese' is a language known by many names,and China is a country home to many languages. Since the turn of the twentieth century linguists and politicians have been on a mission to create a common language for China. From the radical intellectuals of the May Fourth Movement,to leaders such as Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong,all fought linguistic wars to push the boundaries of language reform. Now,Internet users take the Chinese language in new and unpredictable directions. David Moser tells the remarkable story of China's language unification agenda and its controversial relationship with modern politics,challenging our conceptions of what it means to speak and be Chinese.
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Name: David Moser

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Penguin Books Australia
05/23/2016
100
9780734399595
181 x 111 x 8 (mm)
91.00 (g)
About the Author

David Moser

Product Details
Penguin Books Australia
05/23/2016
100
9780734399595
181 x 111 x 8 (mm)
91.00 (g)

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