To a certain degree, their research subjects are all the Sinophone communities that communicate in the Sinitic
languages beyond the mainstream societies, such as Weibo users reporting and sharing environmental news, lesbian online communities beyond the mainstream Chinese media, urban dwellers returning to the rural margins of China, Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking immigrants in Australia, and Mandarin speakers negotiating their identities against the English hegemony in Taiwan.
(64) The dragon played an unsurpassed role in Chinese mythology as an icon of celestial power and auspice, exemplified, inter alia, by a Sinitic
version of the annunciation regarding the godly provenance of the founding emperor of the Han dynasty, Liu Bang [phrase omitted].
Furthermore, from the mid-to-late nineties, the departments of Sinitic
languages and literature in some universities in Taiwan have become an important base for institutionalizing the discourse of "Sinophone literature." As a result of the centrality of "Sinophone literature" in these subjects, it plays a key role in supplementing Wang's discourse, offering greater flexibility and practicality in terms of practicing discourse.
Sinocentricism from within the Sinitic
The Great Wall, one of the glories of ancient Sinitic
civilization, is also a symbol of the empire's isolationism: It was built to keep the barbarians out.(5) Moreover, nowhere in the Confucian canon does one find that ties to others should be as strong as ties to kinfolk.
The linguistic data of Sinitic
lects are given in the IPA (in square brackets).
In 108 BCE, the Han Empire defeated and annexed the WeiMan/Wiman [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (wei-man/ve-man), its ERF in Korean [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (wiman), Sinitic
anthroponym meaning 'guard, full'] ChaoXian/Joseon [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (chao-xian/trieu-tien), its ERF in Korean [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (choson/joseon), Sinitic
etymology meaning 'day fresh'] Kingdom (194~108BCE) ruled by an exiled army of the Yan Kingdom of the Han Empire originally lead by Weiman/Wiman, thus gained sovereignty over northern Korea.
This sense of tradition in the Asian world is not fundamentally different from traditional cultures world round, but there are common themes, and it seems, common outcomes that are representative of Asian civilization, whether of Hindu or Sinitic
or of some other origin.
"Using Han Ways to Rule Non-Han Peoples: Sinitic
His research interests are in Sinitic
etymology and lexicology, Bronze Age and Early Iron Age peoples of Eastern Central Asia, cultural aspects of Chinse Buddhism; Sino-Indian and Sino-Iranian Cultural interactions; Eurasian cultural exchange, Chinese script and language reform.
It appears that these constructions exist in at least five language families of East Asia and Southeast Asia: Tibeto-Burman, Sinitic
, Kadai, Miao-Yao and Mon-Khmer.
On the basis of the above discussion, it can be said that in the highest node, there is Sino-Tibetan which splits into Sinitic