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The Resource China unbound : evolving perspectives on the Chinese past, Paul A. Cohen

China unbound : evolving perspectives on the Chinese past, Paul A. Cohen

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China unbound : evolving perspectives on the Chinese past
Title
China unbound
Title remainder
evolving perspectives on the Chinese past
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a collection by one of the leading experts on modern Chinese history and historiography, Paul Cohen. In this absorbing volume, he consistently argues for fresh ways of approaching the Chinese past, training his critical spotlight alternately on Western historians, Chinese historians, and the history itself. The selection provides a persuasive critique of older approaches to nineteenth and twentieth century history and offers powerful reinterpretations of such diverse topics as the Boxer uprising, American China historiography, nationalism, popular religion, and reform. While maintaining the view that culture is important, the author also suggests that the claims of Western and Chinese cultural difference have largely been exaggerated and have unnecessarily encouraged cultural stereotyping and caricaturing. Paul Cohen suggests, by repeatedly foregrounding common elements in the thinking and behaviour of Chinese and non-Chinese, that historians can render China's history intelligible, meaningful, and even relevant to people in the West.; With the application of the 'China-centred approach' to recent areas of scholarly interest, and the expansion and rewriting of essays on more traditional topics, Paul Cohen has written a significant contribution to the literature on Chinese history and historiography
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Cohen, Paul A
Dewey number
951.033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS755
LC item number
.C64 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical Asian scholarship
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • Historiography
  • China
  • Geschichtsbild
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • East Asia
  • Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East
  • History & Archaeology
  • Geschichte 1800-2000
  • China
Label
China unbound : evolving perspectives on the Chinese past, Paul A. Cohen
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: China unbound. -- Wang Tao in a changing world. -- Moving beyond "Tradition and modernity". -- New perspectives on the Boxers: the view from anthropology. -- Boxers, Christians, and the gods: the Boxer conflict of 1900 as a religious war. -- Ambiguities of a watershed date: the 1949 divide in Chinese history. -- Remembering and forgetting national humiliation in twentieth-century China. -- Revisiting Discovering history in China. -- Three ways of knowing the past
Control code
54751821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280072864
Lccn
2002151642
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54751821
Label
China unbound : evolving perspectives on the Chinese past, Paul A. Cohen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: China unbound. -- Wang Tao in a changing world. -- Moving beyond "Tradition and modernity". -- New perspectives on the Boxers: the view from anthropology. -- Boxers, Christians, and the gods: the Boxer conflict of 1900 as a religious war. -- Ambiguities of a watershed date: the 1949 divide in Chinese history. -- Remembering and forgetting national humiliation in twentieth-century China. -- Revisiting Discovering history in China. -- Three ways of knowing the past
Control code
54751821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280072864
Lccn
2002151642
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54751821

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