What Is China?: Territory, Ethnicity, Culture, and History

What Is China?: Territory, Ethnicity, Culture, and History


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674737143
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/26/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 377,738
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ge Zhaoguang is Professor of the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the
Department of History at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Translator's Introduction ix

Introduction: On the Historical Formation of "China" and the Dilemma of Chinese Identity 1

1 Worldviews: From "All-under-Heaven" in Ancient China to the "Myriad States" in the Modern World 28

2 Borders: On "Chinese" Territory 50

3 Ethnicity: Including the "Four Barbarians" in "China"? 64

4 History: Chinese Culture from a Long-Term Perspective 95

5 Peripheries: How China, Korea, and Japan Have Understood One Another since the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 122

6 Practical Questions: Will Cultural Differences between China and the West Lead to Conflict? 134

Afterword 149

Notes 153

Index 193

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