Embassies to China: Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars

Embassies to China: Diplomacy and Cultural Encounters Before the Opium Wars

by Michael Keevak

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811350122
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Keevak is Professor of Foreign Languages at National Taiwan University, where he has taught since 1993. He is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking (2011), winner of the Academia Sinica Book Award in Humanities and Social Sciences in 2013.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Embassies and Failures.- Making "Peace" with the East.- Portugal and "Empire".- Holland and "Trade".- The Pope's "Religion".- Russia and "Diplomacy".- Epilogue: "Embassies" to Europe.

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