Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600-1950

Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600-1950


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"This book provides a wide-ranging display of the ways in which 'cosmopolitanism' has meaning in China, c. 1600–c. 1900 and how these possibilities were reduced subsequently. Significantly, the volume shows the meanings of cosmopolitanism for different kinds of people in Qing China, including Manchus, Muslims, Koreans (in relation to the Qing, if not in the Qing). It further explicates the multiple framings within which different modalities of cosmopolitanism were achieved, including Buddhist and Confucian. It also shows cosmopolitanism not merely as a feature of thought, but suggests implications of such approaches in matters of governance. Creating multiple challenges to conventional views of early modern and modern China, this important book offers opportunities to craft a more sensible and persuasive understanding of how China’s early modern regional world became part of a late twentieth-century Inner Asian and East Asian world region." —R. BIN WONG, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA; and Director, UCLA Asia Institute
"By exploring the historical links between Confucian cosmology, imperial ideology, political identities and interests, Cosmopolitanism in China changes the terms of understanding cosmopolitanism. It throws into relief the special character of cosmopolitanisms in Europe, South Asia and other parts of the world and thus begins the task of building a true cosmopolitanism for the planet." —PRASENJIT DUARA, Oscar Tang Professor of East Asian Studies, Duke University
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This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania).

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ISBN-13: 9781604979008
Publisher: Cambria Press
Publication date: 03/25/2016
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 456,323
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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