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Jonathan Smith

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures


Jonathan Smith

Associate Professor

McMurran Hall 165
(757) 594-8762
jonathan.smith@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in East Asian Languages, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in East Asian Languages, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • BA in Visual Arts, Rice University

Teaching

Chinese language (Modern Standard Mandarin)

Chinese linguistics, esp. historical

East Asian writing systems

Chinese and East Asian histories and cultures

Chinese literature, esp. early poetry and prose

Traditional Chinese thought, esp. astronomy, cosmology, mythology

Research

Chinese linguistics, esp. historical

Cultural and linguistic histories of E and SE Asia

Classical Chinese language

Regional languages of China

Traditional Chinese thought, esp. astronomy, cosmology, mythology

Chinese literature, esp. early poetry and prose

  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
    (2019). On the Luni-Stellar Solution to the Sexagenary Cycle and the (More or Less) Indigenous Origins of Chinese Writing. Rutgers University Press. Pages, 175-201.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Dōng 東 ‘East’ and the Chinese “Indian Circle". Journal of the American Oriental Society. Volume, 139. Issue, 3. Pages, to appear.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). A/B Type Segregation in Mixed-Onset Phonetic Series is the Key to Early Chinese Onset Complexity. Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale. Volume, 47. Issue, 2. Pages, 165-197.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Shun 舜 and the Interpretation of Early Orthographical Variation. Early China / Cambridge University Press. Volume, 41. Pages, 415-422.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Diverse Sources and an Internal Foundation for Voiced Onsets in Northern Mǐn. Language and Linguistics. Volume, 21. Issue, 4.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2015). Sound Symbolism in the Reduplicative Vocabulary of the Shi jing. Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture. Volume, Vol. 2. Issue, No. 2. Pages, pp. 258-285.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2012). The Di Zhi 地⽀ as Lunar Phases and Their Coordination with the Tian Gan 天⼲ as Ecliptic Asterisms in a China before Anyang. Early China. Volume, 33-34, 2010-11. Pages, 199-228.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2012). The Old Astronomical Significance of the Glyph〈歲〉and the Word Suì< *Swats. Journal of the American Oriental Society. Volume, 132. Issue, 1. Pages, 41-60.
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