The West and China Since 1500
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The West and China Since 1500

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ISBN-13:
9780333997444
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.12.2002
Seiten:
233
Autor:
J. Gregory
Gewicht:
413 g
Format:
228x140x18 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Discusses controversial themes of ongoing relevance including the status of Taiwan and human rights issues
Preface Introduction A Wide World Apart, with Differing Views of Heaven and Earth Coming Together, Rather Slowly and On China's Terms (1500-1800) Closer Encounters, on the West's Terms (1800-1900) Hither and Thither, In Search of Comfortable Common Ground (1900-2001) Conclusion: Peering Ahead, Uncertainly Notes Bibliography Index
The West and China Since 1500 surveys Western relations with and attitudes towards China since sustained contact and desirable trading began with the great alternative culture in the sixteenth century. The experiences of traders, diplomats and missionaries are surveyed and illustrated by frequent quotations from contemporary sources. In addition the book explores the flow of cultural influences in both directions, and changes in Western opinion about China from admired model, to disdained 'land of the eternal standstill', to feared resurgent power. Finally, the author examines current issues in dispute such as Taiwan and human rights.