In der Ferne so nah und in der Nähe so fern Die hybriden Zeichen des chinesischen Künstlers Xu Bing

Translated title of the contribution: In the distance so near and in the nearness so far. The hybrid characters of the Chinese artist Xu Bing

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In 1988, Xu Bing's Books from the Sky (chin. tianshu) aroused much discussion, and since then, the artist has been celebrated in China and abroad. After Xu Bing moved to the U.S. in 1990, he created a new hybrid script under the name of Square Word Calligraphy. The article analyzes the theoretical and semiotic implications of this very exceptional and unique script.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalKodikas/ Code
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Communication

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