Han-Liang Chang

Present Position

University Special Chair Professor of Comparative Literature, Fudan University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, National Taiwan University

Research Interests

Literary Theory; Semiotics

Membership

  • Fellow, The Linnean Society of London, elected 2006
  • Fellow and Regional Coordinator, International Communicology Institute, elected 2005
  • Member, IASC (International Association for the Study of Controversy), 1999~
  • Member, International Society of Biosemiotics
  • Honorary Member, The Prague Linguistic Circle, elected 1996

Publications

English publications

1978. “The Yang Lin Story Series: A Structural Analysis”, New Asia Academic Bulletin, 1, 195-216 (Hong Kong: New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong).

1980. Towards a structural generic theory of Tang Chuan-chi”. In Chinese-western comparative literature : theory and strategy, ed. John J. Deeney, 25-49 (Hong Kong : Chinese University Press; Seattle: the University of Washington Press).

1982. A Lover’s Discourse versus Story: Su Man-shu’s ‘The Broken Hairpin’”. Prepared for the Workshop on Critical Approaches to Modern Chinese Short Stories, sponsored by the Joint Committee on Chinese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council, 11-19 December 1982, East-West Center, Honolulu.

1985. “The Surrealist Episode in Contemporary Chinese Poetry in Taiwan, 1956-1965″. In General Problems of Literary History, ed. Anna Balakian, vol. II of Proceedings of the Xth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (New York 1982), 3 vols, 307-315 (New York: Garland).

1986. “The Anonymous Autobiographer: Roland Barthes / Shen Fu”. In The Chinese Text: Studies in Comparative Literature, ed. Ying-hsiung Chou, 61-73 (Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press).

1988. “Hallucinating the Other: Derridian Fantasies of Chinese Script”, Working Paper No. 4 (Milwaukee: The University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Center for Twentieth-Century Studies, Fall 1988).

1989. “Perspective and Tertium Comparationis: The Case of Asian Literature”. Invited plenary speech at the Symposium on “Inter-Asian Comparative Literature: Problems and Perspectives”, the 51st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Comparative Literature Association, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 17 June 1989.

1989. “Western Theory as ‘Colonial Discourse’? Or, (One More Time!) The Permanent Crisis of Comparative Literature”. In Os Estudos Literarios: Entre Ciencia e Hermeneutica, ed. Maria Seixo, Actas do I Congresso da APLC, 179-90 (Lisboa: Associacao Portuguesa de Literatura Comparada).

1990. “Mimetic Desire / Dramatic Structure: Racine’s Phaedra and Ma Chih-yuan’s Han-kung Ch’iu“. In Studies in Chinese-Western Comparative Drama, ed. Yun-Tong Luk, 95-113 (Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press).

1990. “Towards a Poetics of the Script”. In Proceedings of the XIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (Munich 1988), eds. Roger Bauer and Douwe Fokkema (Munich: Iudicium Verlag).

1991. “The Theorist as Visionary/The Theorist as Revisionist/The Theorist as Disillusionist: Logocentrism in ‘Medieval’ Chinese and European Critical Discourse”. Presented at the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Tokyo, 23-28 August 1991.

1992. “Reflections on Cross-Cultural Literary Contact: The Reception of American Critical Discourse in Taiwan in the 1970s”, Poetics: Journal for Empirical Research on Literature, the Medium and the Arts, 21.1-2, 57-91 (Amsterdam: North-Holland).

1992. “Graphemics and Novel Interpretation: The Case of Wang Wen-hsing”, Modern Chinese Literature: Special Double Issue on Taiwan Fiction, 6.1-2 (Spring/Fall 1992), 133-56 (U of Colorado at Boulder).

1993. “Image/Mirage of the Other: Contemporary Chinese Poets’ Reception of French Surrealism.” In East-West Comparative Literature: Cross-Cultural Discourse, ed. Tak-wai Wong, 227-51 (Hong Kong: Dept. of Comp. Lit., Univ. of Hong Kong).

1994. “Literary London: An Essay”. Paper presented at International Conference on Modern Literature and Literary Theory, Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 16-17 December 1994.

1995. “The Theorist as Visionary/The Theorist as Revisionist/The Theorist as Disillusionist: Logocentrism in ‘Medieval’ Chinese and European Critical Discourse”. In The Force of Vision 3: Literary Theory, eds. Elrud Ibsch and Will van Peer, Proceedings of the XIIIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (Tokyo: U of Tokyo P).

1996. “Semiographics: A Peircean Trichotomy of Classical Chinese Script”, Semiotica, 108.1-2, 31-43 (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter). [Find more articles on writing systems in bibliographies created by W. Behr and the United Bible Societies.]

1996. “Semiotics and Liberal Arts Education”. In The Search for a New Alphabet. Literary Studies in a Changing World, eds. Harald Hendrix, Joost Kloek, Sophie Levie, and Will van Peer, in honor of Douwe Fokkema, 49-52 (Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins). 1996. “The Legacy of Josef Vachek and Its Implications on the Studies of Chinese Script”. Invited Memorial Lecture at Prague Linguistic Circle, Prague, the Czech Republic, 4 November 1996.

1998. “The Legacy of Josef Vachek and Its Implications on the Studies of Chinese Script”, published in Czech as “Odkaz Josefa Vachka pro studium čínského písma”, Slovo a Slovesnost, 59, 241-48 (Praha: Akademie věd České republiky).

1998. “Controversy over Language: Towards Pre-Qin Semiotics”, Tamkang Review, 28.3,1-29 (Taipei: Tamkang UP).

1998. “The Rise of Semiotics and the Liberal Arts: Reading Martianus Capella’s The Marriage of Philology and Mercury”, Mnemosyne: A Journal of Classical Studies, 51.5, 538-53 (Leiden: Brill). [Find more information about this issue at Ingenta and SpringerLink.]

1998. “Chinese Ideogram”. In The Encyclopedia of Semiotics, ed. Paul Bouissac, 113-16 (New York: Oxford UP).

1999. “Controvert the Dead: Sextus Empiricus and Plutarch against the Stoics”. Invited paper presented at the International Association of the Study of Controversies (IASC), Tel Aviv University, Israel, 13-16 June 1999.

2000. “Hu Shih and John Dewey: ‘Scientific Method’ in the May Fourth Era-China”, Comparative Criticism, 22, 91-103 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP).

2001. “Controvert the Dead: Sextus Empiricus and Plutarch against the Stoics”. In Controversy and Philosophy, eds. Marcelo Dascal, Gerd Fritz, Thomas Gloning, and Yaron Senderowicz, IASC Technical Report, vol.2 of Controversies in the République des letters, 3 vols, 25-35 (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv U).

2001. “Naming Animals in Chinese Writing”, Σημειωτική: Sign Systems Studies, 29.2, 647-56(Tartu: Tartu UP). [Find more articles on zoosemiotics here.]

2001. “Aspects of Intertextuality in Chinese Literary Criticism: From The Classic of Changes to The Literary Mind and The Carving of Dragon”. Paper presented at the International Conference on Esthétics du divers, Beijing University, 7-10 April 2001. 2001. “Intersubjectivity in Controversy: A Story from the Taoist Philosopher Zhuangzi”. Paper presented at the IASC conference on Dimensions of Subjectivity, Pisa University, 19-21 September 2001.

2002. “Is Language a Primary Modeling System?–On Jurij Lotman’s Semiosphere”.Invited paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Semiotics in honour of Jurij Lotman’s 80th Anniversary, University of Tartu, Estonia, 26 February-2 March 2002.

2002. “Paradox and the Elenchus in Plato’s Meno, Augustine’s De Magistro,and Gongsun Long’s Jianbailun (Discourse on Hardness and Whiteness)”. Paper presented at International Conference on Argumentation in Dialogic Interaction, Lugano, Switzerland, 30 June-3 July 2002. Expanded version presented as plenary speech at the International Conference on Comparative Literature Towards the 21st Century, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, 14-19 August 2002.

2002. “The Rise of Chinese Literary Theory: Intertextuality and System Mutations in Classical Texts”, American Journal of SEMIOTICS, 18.3 (Cambridge, MA : Schenkman Pub. Co.). [Pending]

2003. “Plato and Peirce on Likeness and Semblance”. Paper presented at the 4th Conference on Iconicity in Language and Literature, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 27-29 March 2003. [Also find this article here.]

2003. “Notes towards a Semiotics of Parasitism”.Paper presented at the Third Gathering of Biosemiotics, Copenhagen, 11-14 July 2003.

2003. “The Paradox of Learning and the Elenchos: Plato’s Meno, Augustine’s De Magistro, and Gongsunlong’s Jianbailun“. In Comparative Literature in the Cross-cultural Context, eds. Aimin Cheng and Lixin Yang, 185-201 (Nanjing: Yilin Press).

2003. “Is Language a Primary Modeling System? –On Jurij Lotman’s Semiosphere”, Σημειωτική: Sign Systems Studies, 31.1, 9-23 (Tartu: Tartu UP).

2004. “Semiotician or Hermeneutician? — Jakob von Uexkull Revisited”. Invited paper presented at “Signs and the Design of Life–Uexküll’s Significance Today. International Symposium” (“Zeichen und der Bauplan des Lebens–Uexkülls Bedeutung heute”), the University of Hamburg, 9-10 January 2004.

2004. “Notes towards a Semiotics of Parasitism”, Σημειωτική: Sign Systems Studies, 31.2(2003), 421-439 (Tartu: Tartu UP).

2004. “Encoding the Textual Sign in Natural History versus Natural System”. Paper presented at International Semiotics Institute, Seminar 4: Codes of Biological Sign Systems, Imatra, Finland, 3-9 June 2004.

2004. “The ‘Philological Understanding’ of Jakob von Uexküll”. Paper presented at the Fourth Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Charles University, Prague, 1-5 July 2004. [Find more articles on Jakob von Uexküll here.]

2004. “Logic and Rhetoric in Philosophical Dialogue and Cultural Hermeneutics”. Invited paper presented at the Beijing Forum, Beijing University, 23-25 August 2004.

2005.”Disaster Semiotics: An Alternative ‘Global Semiotics’?” Paper presented at the International Semiotics Institute, Seminar 2: Global Semiotics, Imatra, Finland, 11-19 June 2005.

2005. “Persuasion in the Pre-Chin China: The Great Debate Revisited”. Paper presented at “Controversy: East & West”, the 7th IASC International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 20-23 July 2005. Forthcoming in Traditions of Controversy, eds. Han-liang Chang and Marcelo Dascal (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins)

2005. “Reviewing. Warren G. Frisina, The Unity of Knowledge and Action: Toward a Nonrepresentational Theory of Knowledge”. Pragmatics & Cognition, 13.2, 438–440 (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins).

2005. “Intersubjectivity in Controversy: A Story from the Taoist Philosopher Zhuangzi”. In Controversies and Subjectivity, eds. Pierluigi Barrotta and Marcelo Dascal, 173-184 (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins).

2005. “Natural History or Natural System?–Encoding the Textual Sign”. Journal of Biosemiotics, 1.1, 169-181 (New York: Nova Science Publishers).

2006. “Semiotician or Hermeneutician? — Jakob von Uexkull Revisited”. Σημειωτική: Sign Systems Studies, 32.1/2(2004), 115-138 (Tartu: Tartu UP). [Find more articles on Jakob von Uexküll here.]

2006. “Reviewing. Edna Andrews, Conversations With Lotman: Cultural Semiotics in Language, Literature, and Cognition”. Comparative Literature Studies 43.1 (University Park: Pennsylvania State UP).

2006. “Peirce and Cassirer on Deictics and ‘Pronominal’ Communication”. Paper presented at “Language Beyond Power”, the Fourth Biennial Summer Symposium and Professional Development Seminar of International Communicology Institute, Aalborg University, Denmark, 26 June-1 July 2006.

2006. “Disaster Semiotics: An Alternative ‘Global Semiotics’ ?”, Σημειωτική: Sign Systems Studies, 34.1, (2006), 215-230 (Tartu: Tartu UP).

2007. “Calendar and Aphorism: A Generic Study of Carl von Linne’s Fundamenta Botanica and Philosophia Botanica“. Paper delivered at Languages of Science in the Time of Linnaeus, Uppsala,?Sweden, 7-9 June 2007. Please visit the conference website at: http://www.akademikonferens.uu.se/linnaeuslang Proceedings forthcoming.

2007. “Persuasion in the Pre-Qin China.” Traditions of Controversy. Ed. Marcelo Dascal and Han-liang Chang. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 85-100.

2007. Co-ed. with Marcelo Dascal. Traditions of Controversy. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 2007. Co-authored with Marcelo Dascal “Crossing borderlines: traditions, disciplines, and controversies.” Traditions of Controversy. Ed. Marcelo Dascal and Han-liang Chang. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, xi-xviii.

2007. “Natural History or Natural System? Encoding the Textual Sign.” Re-published as chapter 8 of Biosemiotics: Information, Codes and Signs in Living Systems, edited by Marcello Barbieri. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 165-178.

2007. “The Rise of Chinese Literary Theory: Intertextuality and System Mutations in Classical Texts.” The American Journal of Semiotics 23.1-4 (2007). 1-19.

2008. “Between Nature and Culture: A Glimpse of the Biosemiotic World in Fourth Century B.C.E. Chinese Philosophy.” The American Journal of Semiotics 24.1-3 (2008). 159-170.

2008. “Semioticians Make Strange Bedfellows! Or Once Again: ‘Is Language a Primary Modelling System?’” Paper presented at the Eighth Annual International Gatherings in Biosemiotics, 23-28 June 2008, University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece.

2008. “On the ‘Birth’ of Historiography of ‘Philosophy’ in China.” Paper presented at the Invited Panel on Reframing the Historiography of Philosophy: A Dialectical Approach. XXII World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 30 July – 5 August 2008.

2009.“Semioticians Make Strange Bedfellows! Or, Once Again: ‘Is Language a

Primary Modelling System?’” Biosemiotics 2.2 (July 2009): 169–179.

2010.  “Ancient Chinese Concept of fa (Law) and Its Orthographical Representations”.The Chinese Journal of Semiotic Studies 2.4 (Dec. 2010): 115-131.)

2011. “Calendar and Aphorism: A Generic Study of Carolus Linnaeus’

Fundamenta Botanica and Philosophia Botanica”. In Britt-Louise Gunnarsson,

ed. Languages of Science in the 18th Century. Berlin & New Work: Moutin de Gruyter. 267-282.

2011. “Mental Space Mapping in Classical Chinese Poetry: A Cognitive Approach”. In Pascal Michelucci, Olga Fischer, Christina Ljungberg, eds. Semblance and Signification. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. pp. 251-268.

2012. “Plato and Peirce on Likeness and Semblance”. Biosemiotics 5. 1. Online First,

October 2011.

Chinese publications (To be updated)

1973. 《格律、音韻與自由詩》。法索爾(G. S. Fraser)撰,張漢良、徐麗琴譯。台北市:黎明文化。

1973. 《象徵主義》。查德威克(Charles Chadwick)撰,張漢良譯。台北市:黎明文化。

1977. 《現代詩論衡》。張漢良著。台北市:幼獅。

1979. 《現代詩導讀》。張漢良、蕭水順合編。台北市:故鄉。

1984. 《薛西佛斯的神話》。卡繆(Albert Camus)原著,歐布林(Justin O’ Brien)英譯。張漢良譯。台北市:志文。

1986. 《比較文學理論與實踐》。張漢良著。台北市:東大。

1988. 《七十六年詩選》。張漢良編。台北市:爾雅。

1991. 《門羅天下-當代名家論羅門》。張漢良等著。台北市:文史哲。

1992. 《文學的迷思》。張漢良著。台北市:正中。

1993. 《東西文學理論》 Concepts of Literary Theory, East & West (中英對照本)。張漢良編。台北市:中華民國比較文學學會/國立台灣大學。

1994. 《文學與表演藝術-第三屆現當代文學研討會論文集》。張漢良等著,陳炳良編。香港:嶺南學院中文系。

1994. 《創世紀四十年總目-一九五四~一九九四》。張漢良、張默合編。台北市:創世紀詩雜誌出版/爾雅。

1994. 《半流質的太陽》。張漢良、蕭蕭合編。台北市:幼獅。

1994. 國科會研究計畫報告:文學理論大型研究計畫規劃案。

1994. 國科會研究計畫報告:都市與文學正文研究 (I)。

1995. 國科會研究計畫報告:都市與文學正文研究 (II)。 [回應文章]

1997. 國科會研究計畫報告:符號學與中世紀小學的關係 (I)。

1998. 《薛西佛斯的神話》,再版。

1998. 國科會研究計畫報告:符號學與中世紀小學的關係 (III-II)。

1999. 國科會研究計畫報告:符號學與中世紀小學的關係 (3/3)。

2000. 國科會研究計畫報告:哲學對話文類初探 (1/3)。

2001. 國科會研究計畫報告:跨媒體符號學芻議。

2001. 國科會研究計畫報告:哲學對話文類初探 (2/3)。

2002. 《方法:文學的路》。張漢良編。台北市:台大出版中心。

2002. 國科會研究計畫報告:符號學的生命基礎–以塔爾吐學派為例 (1/3)。

2002. 國科會研究計畫報告:哲學對話文類初探(3/3)。

2003. 國科會研究計畫報告:生物符號學 (1/3)。

2004. 國科會研究計畫報告:生物符號學 (2/3)。

2005. 《中外文學》第三十四卷第七期生物符號學專刊 (生物符號學:自然與文化的傾軋)。張漢良編。台北市:中外文學月刊社。

2011, 02〈修辭學與比較文學研究 ― 一個現代方法論的考察與古代“哲學對話”的實例分析〉(上)《當代修辭學》8卷1期 (163), 頁27-37。上海:復旦大學出版社。 ISSN 1674-8026
(“Rhetoric and comparative literature: Negotiating contemporary methodology and ancient texts, Part 1”, Contemporary Rhetoric 8.1 (February 2011): 27-37. Shanghai: Fudan University Press)

2011, 04〈修辭學與比較文學研究 ― 一個現代方法論的考察與古代“哲學對話”的實例分析〉(下)《當代修辭學》8卷2期 (164), 頁18-26。上海:復旦大學出版社。 ISSN 1674-8026
(“Rhetoric and comparative literature: Negotiating contemporary methodology and ancient texts, Part 2”, Contemporary Rhetoric 8.2 (April 2011): 18-26. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.)

2011, 09. 〈關於 “詩學”和“文學性”的幾點歴史考察〉上《創世紀》詩雜誌,168期,頁28-33。
(Reflections on Poetics and Literaturnost, Part 1), Epoch Poetry Quarterly, 168: 28-33)

2011, 11. 〈欧战末期的《战斗报》与加缪的“抗议论述” ── 有关比较文学平行研究的一些随笔〉,《抗战文史研究》第2辑, 页102-108。
(“Combat and Albert Camus’ Discourse of Resistance: Reflections on Parallel Studies”, Researches in Anti-Japanese War 2. Pp. 102-108)

2011,12.〈關於“詩學”和“文學性”的幾點歴史考察〉下,《創世紀》詩雜誌, 169期, 頁20-29。
(Reflections on Poetics and Literaturnost, Part 2), Epoch Poetry Quarterly, 169: 20-29)

2012, 01〈“文學性”與比較詩學──一項知識的考掘〉《中國比較文學》86期 (2012. 1), 19-34頁.
“Literaturnost and Comparative Poetics: An Archaeology of Knowledge”, Comparative Literature in China 86 (2012.1), pp. 19-34. (In Chinese).  Funded by Fudan University 985 Research Grant.

2012. 04. 〈閒話亞里斯多德《詩學》(1)〉,《創世紀》170期,23─28頁。
“On Aristotle’s Poetics“, Part 1, Epoch Poetry Quarterly, 170: 23-28.