The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 / Edition 2

The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 / Edition 2

by D. E. Mungello
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074253815X

ISBN-13: 9780742538153

Pub. Date: 04/07/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In the twenty-first century, China has emerged as the leading challenger to U.S. global dominance. China is often seen as a sleeping giant, emerging out of poverty, backwardness, and totalitarianism and moving toward modernization. However, history shows that this vast country is not newly awakening, but rather returning to its previous state of world eminence. With

Overview

In the twenty-first century, China has emerged as the leading challenger to U.S. global dominance. China is often seen as a sleeping giant, emerging out of poverty, backwardness, and totalitarianism and moving toward modernization. However, history shows that this vast country is not newly awakening, but rather returning to its previous state of world eminence. With this compelling perspective in mind, D. E. Mungello convincingly shows that contemporary relations between China and the West are far more like the 1500-1800 period than the more recent past. This fully revised second edition retains the clear and concise qualities of its predecessor, while developing important new social and cultural themes such as gender, sexuality, music, and technology. Drawing from the author's thirty years of experience teaching world history, this book illustrates the importance of history to students and general readers trying to understand today's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538153
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/07/2005
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.47(d)

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

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