China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge by Timothy Brook | 9780521525916 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge

China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge

by Timothy Brook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521525918

ISBN-13: 9780521525916

Pub. Date: 09/05/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Until recently, capitalism has been regarded as unique to Europe and as an organic outgrowth of Western civilization. By examining China in these Eurocentric terms, China has been perceived, by Westerners and Asians alike, to be a failed version of the West. The aim of this collaborative project is to examine how the experience of capitalism as a European social

Overview

Until recently, capitalism has been regarded as unique to Europe and as an organic outgrowth of Western civilization. By examining China in these Eurocentric terms, China has been perceived, by Westerners and Asians alike, to be a failed version of the West. The aim of this collaborative project is to examine how the experience of capitalism as a European social formation, and as a world system, has shaped knowledge of China. In addition the volume seeks to establish new foundations on which a theory of Chinese society might be built.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521525916
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Series:
Studies in Modern Capitalism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Gregory Blue and Timothy Brook; 1. The West, capitalism and the modern world-system Immanuel Wallerstein; 2. China and Western social thought Gregory Blue; 3. Capitalism and the writing of modern history in China Timothy Brook; 4. Toward a critical history of non-Western technology Francesca Bray; 5. The political economy of agrarian Empire and its modern legacy R. Bin Wong; Bibliography.

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