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The Resource China in the German Enlightenment, edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy, (electronic resource)

China in the German Enlightenment, edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy, (electronic resource)

Label
China in the German Enlightenment
Title
China in the German Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the course of the eighteenth century, European intellectuals shifted from admiring China as a utopian place of wonder to despising it as a backwards and despotic state. That transformation had little to do with changes in China itself, and everything to do with Enlightenment conceptions of political identity and Europe's own burgeoning global power. China in the German Enlightenment considers the place of German philosophy, particularly the work of Leibniz, Goethe, Herder, and Hegel, in this development. Beginning with the first English translation of Walter Demel's classic essay "How the Chinese Became Yellow," the collection's essays examine the connections between eighteenth-century philosophy, German Orientalism, and the origins of modern race theory."--
  • "Over the course of the eighteenth century, European intellectuals shifted from admiring China as a utopian place of wonder to despising it as a backwards and despotic state. That transformation had little to do with changes in China itself, and everything to do with Enlightenment conceptions of political identity and Europe's own burgeoning global power. China in the German Enlightenment considers the place of German philosophy, particularly the work of Leibniz, Goethe, Herder, and Hegel, in this development. Beginning with the first English translation of Walter Demel's classic essay "How the Chinese Became Yellow," the collection's essays examine the connections between eighteenth-century philosophy, German Orientalism, and the origins of modern race theory."--
  • "Over the course of the eighteenth century, European intellectuals shifted from admiring China as a utopian place of wonder to despising it as a backwards and despotic state. That transformation had little to do with changes in China itself, and everything to do with Enlightenment conceptions of political identity and Europe's own burgeoning global power. China in the German Enlightenment considers the place of German philosophy, particularly the work of Leibniz, Goethe, Herder, and Hegel, in this development. Beginning with the first English translation of Walter Demel's classic essay "How the Chinese Became Yellow," the collection's essays examine the connections between eighteenth-century philosophy, German Orientalism, and the origins of modern race theory."--
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NLC
Dewey number
830.9/35851
LC call number
PT289
LC item number
.C55 2016
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  • Purdy, Daniel L
  • Brandt, Bettina
Series statement
German and European studies
Series volume
24
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  • German literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy, German
  • Orientalism
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Chinese in literature
  • China
  • Chinese in literature
  • Enlightenment
  • German literature
  • Literature
  • Orientalism
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Philosophy, German
  • Race in literature
  • China
  • Germany
  • Duitsland
Label
China in the German Enlightenment, edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001990057
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442648456
Lccn
2015298951
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001990057
Label
China in the German Enlightenment, edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001990057
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442648456
Lccn
2015298951
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001990057

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