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The Resource China imagined : from European fantasy to spectacular power, Gregory B. Lee

China imagined : from European fantasy to spectacular power, Gregory B. Lee

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China imagined : from European fantasy to spectacular power
Title
China imagined
Title remainder
from European fantasy to spectacular power
Statement of responsibility
Gregory B. Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If 'China', as Lee argues, is a product of Westernisation, then the West is itself in a process of becoming China. How did China become China? And where is it leading us? We talk as if it had always existed: eternal China with its 5,000 years of uninterrupted history. But the name 'China' was first used by 16th-century Europeans, and its Chinese equivalent, Zhongguo, only gained currency in the mid-1800s. 'China Imagined' is a thoughtful exploration of the idea of China, from the naming and mapping of its territory and peoples to the creation and rise of the modern nation-state
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YDX
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Lee, Gregory B
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS735
LC item number
.L3875 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • China
  • Acculturation
  • China
  • Civilization
  • Acculturation
  • China
Label
China imagined : from European fantasy to spectacular power, Gregory B. Lee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one: From China-before-China to China the nation. Introduction ; 1. What and when is China? ; 2. Zhongguo and the historic vocabulary of nationalism ; 3. China, its authorities and the national imaginary ; 4. Women in nationalism's snare ; 5. Illiteracy and the cultural imaginary ; 6. Chinese language? ; 7. The making of a national language ; 8. China-before-China revisited -- Part two: China becoming a spectacular power. 9. Reading Chinese ; 10. Versailles ; 11. Western 'values'? ; 12. Modern, modernity, modernization : equivalence, totalization and belonging ; 13. China and the global technologico-economic system ; 14. Xi's 'China dream', the technological nightmare and 'hoodlum diplomacy' ; 15. Towards a conclusion ; 16. Coda
Control code
on1030592295
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 231 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781787380165
Lccn
2018287733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
China imagined : from European fantasy to spectacular power, Gregory B. Lee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: From China-before-China to China the nation. Introduction ; 1. What and when is China? ; 2. Zhongguo and the historic vocabulary of nationalism ; 3. China, its authorities and the national imaginary ; 4. Women in nationalism's snare ; 5. Illiteracy and the cultural imaginary ; 6. Chinese language? ; 7. The making of a national language ; 8. China-before-China revisited -- Part two: China becoming a spectacular power. 9. Reading Chinese ; 10. Versailles ; 11. Western 'values'? ; 12. Modern, modernity, modernization : equivalence, totalization and belonging ; 13. China and the global technologico-economic system ; 14. Xi's 'China dream', the technological nightmare and 'hoodlum diplomacy' ; 15. Towards a conclusion ; 16. Coda
Control code
on1030592295
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxi, 231 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781787380165
Lccn
2018287733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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