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Esperanto and Chinese anarchism in the 1920s and 1930s

Müller-Saini, Gotelind ; Benton, Gregor

German Title: Esperanto und Anarchismus im China der 20er und 30er Jahre

In: Language Problems and Language Planning, 30 (January 2006), Nr. 2. pp. 173-192. ISSN 1569-9889

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Esperanto in China and among the Chinese diaspora was for long periods closely linked with anarchism. This article looks at the history of the Chinese Esperanto movement after the repatriation of anarchism to China in the 1910s. It examines Esperanto’s political connections in the Chinese setting and the arguments used by its supporters to promote the language. In exploring the role played by Esperanto in interwar Chinese culture and politics, it helps to throw light on the complex relationship between language and politics in China in the first half of the twentieth century.

Translation of abstract (German)

Die Geschichte des Esperanto in China war über weite Strecken eng verknüpft mit dem Anarchismus. Dieser Artikel gibt einen historischen Überblick über diese Verbindung und will zeigen, welche Gruppen sich mit welchen Argumenten für das Esperanto stark machten, um die Vielschichtigkeit des Verhältnisses zwischen Sprache und Politik im China besonders der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts zu beleuchten. Dieser Artikel konzentriert sich auf den Zeitraum ab 1920.

Document type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Language Problems and Language Planning
Volume: 30
Number: 2
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 17:50
Date: January 2006
ISSN: 1569-9889
Page Range: pp. 173-192
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Sinologie
DDC-classification: 490 Other languages
Controlled Keywords: Esperanto, China, Anarchismus, Kommunismus, Sprachpolitik
Uncontrolled Keywords: anarchism, communism, language politics, language reform
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