The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 / Edition 4

The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 / Edition 4

by D. E. Mungello
     
 

For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power is part of an ongoing effort to restore China's past greatness and remove the lingering memories of history's humiliations. This widely praised book explores the 1500–1800 period before China's decline, when the country was viewed as a leading world culture and power. D. E. Mungello argues

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For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power is part of an ongoing effort to restore China's past greatness and remove the lingering memories of history's humiliations. This widely praised book explores the 1500–1800 period before China's decline, when the country was viewed as a leading world culture and power. D. E. Mungello argues that this earlier era, ironically, may contain more relevance for today than the more recent past. This fully revised fourth edition retains the clear and concise quality of its predecessors, while drawing on a wealth of new research on Sino-Western history and the increasing contributions of Chinese historians. Building on the author's decades of research and teaching, this compelling book illustrates the vital importance of history to readers trying to understand China’s renewed rise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442219762
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/02/2012
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
1,173,780
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Historical Overview
Chapter 2: Chinese Acceptance of Western Culture and Christianity
Chapter 3: Chinese Rejection of Western Culture and Christianity
Chapter 4: European Acceptance of Chinese Culture and Confucianism
Chapter 5:European Rejection of Chinese Culture and Confucianism
Conclusion

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