Special Issue: "Asian Perspectives on Semiotics"

Nishaant Choksi Announcement
Subject Fields
Anthropology, Asian History / Studies, Humanities, Linguistics, Philosophy


Dear all, we would like to announce a special issue of the journal Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (9:1) on the topic of "Asian Perspectives in Semiotics."  The open-access journal features articles from scholars in India, Iraq, and Japan, and attempts to chart the history of how semiotics has been received and developed in various Asian academies and presenting case studies from fields as diverse as linguistics, anthropology, and literary studies.

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Table of Contents

Sanglap 9:1, December 2022

Special Issue Guest editors: Nishaant Choksi (IIT-Gandhinagar) and J.A.H. Khatri (Navrachana University)

Introduction: Asian Perspectives on Semiotics (Nishaant Choksi, J.A.H. Khatri)

The Play of Semiotic Repetition and Intertwined Semiotic Agency: Ba in the Reciprocal Singing of Chinese Mountain Song (Gaku Kajimaru, Kyoto University)

Of Ravens and Owls: A Methodological Framework for the Historiography of Translation in Marathi (Sachin Ketkar, MS University of Baroda)

Metaphors, Creative Representation and Self: A Semiotic Analysis of Selected Short Stories of Arab Women Writiers (Bushra Al-Muttairi, Babylon University, J.A.H. Khatri)

A Psycho-Semiotic Study of Urdu News Media (Aejaz Mohammed Sheikh, Kashmir University)

Signs and Differentiation: jal and paani in Gujarati (J.A.H. Khatri)

Semiotic Travels: An Interview with Harjeet Singh Gill (Arka Chattopadhyay, IIT-GN and Nishaant Choksi)



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