A Survey of Li Yang Crazy English
Amber R. Woodward
Victor H. Mair, Editor
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 USA
SINO-PLATONIC PAPERS is an occasional series edited by Victor H. Mair.
The purpose of the series is to make available to specialists and the interested
public the results of research that, because of its unconventional or controversial
nature, might otherwise go unpublished. The editor actively encourages younger,
not yet well established, scholars and independent authors to submit manuscripts
for consideration. Contributions in any of the major scholarly languages of the
world, including Romanized Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) and Japanese, are
acceptable. In special circumstances, papers written in one of the Sinitic topolects
(fangyan) may be considered for publication.
Although the chief focus of Sino-Platonic Papers is on the intercultural relations of
China with other peoples, challenging and creative studies on a wide variety of
philological subjects will be entertained. This series is not the place for safe, sober,
and stodgy presentations. Sino-Platonic Papers prefers lively work that, while
taking reasonable risks to advance the field, capitalizes on brilliant new insights
into the development of civilization.
The only style-sheet we honor is that of consistency. Where possible, we prefer the
usages of the Journal of Asian Studies. Sinographs (hanzi, also called tetragraphs
[fangkuaizi]) and other unusual symbols should be kept to an absolute minimum.
Sino-Platonic Papers emphasizes substance over form.
Submissions are regularly sent out to be refereed and extensive editorial