Origins of the Japanese Art of Animating

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9789622090972
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207721 | DOI:
Origins of the Japanese Art of Animating

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This chapter discusses the origins of Japanese art of animating. It highlights some philosophical discourses about language and its processes that have been explored in the West. These projections of philosophical thinking evaluate the limitations of language, in particular, the entrenched mode of direct language both in the written and spoken forms. They serve to advance the premise that the visual functions of animation fulfill a reality, a reality that may not be rational, structured, stable, or even highly visible or audible.

Keywords: Japanese art; animating; philosophical discourses; language; visual functions; animation

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Subjects: Society and Culture

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