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

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For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power are 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 widely viewed as a leading world culture and power. Europe, by contrast, was in the early stages of emerging from provincial to international status while the United States was still an uncharted wilderness. D. E. Mungello...

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For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power are 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 widely viewed as a leading world culture and power. Europe, by contrast, was in the early stages of emerging from provincial to international status while the United States was still an uncharted wilderness. 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. Drawing 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.

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Editorial Reviews

China Review International
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS The brevity of Mungello's book might suggest that it was meant only for freshmen-level surveys of world history or Chinese and/or Western history; however, this book, with its wealth of information and insight, can well serveupper-level students embarking on a more in-depth study of the problem of Sino-Western cultural interaction and interpretation, and general readers who seek to enhance their understanding of China and the profound misunderstandings that have so frequentlycharacterized Sino-Western encounter in the past. . . . This [study] is the product of considerable erudition as well as interpretive sensitivity...
Catholic Historical Review
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Mungello has written an excellent summary on Chinese-Western relations (1500-1800). An essential book for historical, theological, and mission libraries, graduate and undergraduate students.....
Bulletin Of The School Of Oriental And African Studies (SOAS)
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Ingenious textbook . . . stepping back into the period 1500-1800 must represent the wave of the future, and it is good to see such a thought-provoking example of the practice here already.....
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PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Mungello's work provides a welcome addition to the literature on the early period of the Sino-Western encounter. . . . Mungello combines admirable concision with astute insights into the complexities of class, culture, and religion, both within China and among the Westerners vying for trade, influence, and souls there....
Journal Of Oriental Studies
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS ...a very good book. It is well written and interesting.
Journal of World History
PRAISE FOR EARLIER EDITIONS Small wonder that the admirable Jonathan Spence himself praises this book as an 'admirable introduction to the great period of China's interactions with the West'. Professor Mungello's work is a virtual parade of scholarly observations and analyses of an intricate series of ethereal intercultural exchanges between Ming and Manchu China, and Enlightenment Europe. He interprets these three centuries of give-and-take through the lenses of religion and the arts. His work is chock-full of widely revealing detail of the cultural, intellectual, and religious interplay that had, at times, as much effect on the contributor as the recipient.
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Meet the Author

D. E. Mungello is professor of history at Baylor University.

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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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