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China Through European Eyes: 800 Years of Cultural and Intellectual Encounter (Hardcover)

China Through European Eyes: 800 Years of Cultural and Intellectual Encounter By Kerry Brown, Gemma Chenger Deng Cover Image
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China Through European Eyes provides a reader's perspective on the conceptualisation of China by Europeans over the last 800 years. With annotated excerpts of their key China related writings by influential figures such as Voltaire, Ricci, Leibniz, Montesquieu, Marx, Weber, Hegel, Barthes and Kristeva, this collection brings together the visions and ideas of individuals who had a unique impact upon European culture. The views within range wildly as the authors wrestle with what sense to make of China's cultural and social difference to their lives in the West, conceptualising China as a place of threat, otherness, exoticism, but also inspiration.This important selection allows for comparison of perspectives across different times in Europe, allowing readers to map out continuities and evolutions of attitudes towards China. It shows that contemporary European attitudes towards China have deep roots. With an extensive introduction, full bibliography and widespread annotations on original texts, this book will be of interest to anyone engaged with the role of China in the world today, particularly those interested in how the crucial relationship between China and Europe developed over time.Related Link(s)


Product Details
ISBN: 9781800610972
ISBN-10: 1800610971
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English
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