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On some China-related entries in the Oxford English Dictionary

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Presented at Cultural and Historical Lexicography session
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Inspired by Phil Benson's study on the relations between ethnocentrism and the China-related entries in the OED2, this paper attempts to further examine from an ideological perspective how the image of China, a so-called "peripheral object of Western knowledge", has been (mis-)constructed in the dictionary, particularly its latest 2009 CD-ROM version, into which many laudable updates, including corrections and supplements, have been meticulously incorporated, and argues that (1) although Brit...

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"Fudan University", "Oxford University Press, Shanghai"
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