2012 New History
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Text and Truth: A Critical Study of Derrida’s Impact on Historiography

Chin-shing Huang

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

By concentrating on the analysis of Derrida’s conception of text, I attempt to explore the impacts that Derrida has exerted on contemporary historical thinking. A perspective of modern historiography is also provided so as to facilitate our grasp of its academic implications. In the last but not the least, I offer my own assessment of Derrida’s involvement with historical consciousness, hoping to bring forward a balanced, thus sensible, view about historical practice.


Keywords: postmodernism, Derrida, text, deconstruction, modern historiography