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The Resource Performing China : virtue, commerce, and orientalism in eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760, Chi-ming Yang

Performing China : virtue, commerce, and orientalism in eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760, Chi-ming Yang

Label
Performing China : virtue, commerce, and orientalism in eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760
Title
Performing China
Title remainder
virtue, commerce, and orientalism in eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760
Statement of responsibility
Chi-ming Yang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was a model of economic and political strength, viewed by many as the greatest empire in the world. While the importance of China to eighteenth-century English consumer culture is well documented, less so is its influence on English values. Through a careful study of the literature, drama, philosophy, and material culture of the period, this book articulates how Chinese culture influenced English ideas about virtue. Discourses of virtue were significantly shaped by the intensified trade with the East Indies. Chi-ming Yang focuses on key forms of virtue--heroism, sincerity, piety, moderation, sensibility, and patriotism--whose meanings and social importance developed in the changing economic climate of the period. She highlights the ways in which English understandings of Eastern values transformed these morals. The book is organized by type of performance--theatrical, ethnographic, and literary--and by performances of gender, identity fraud, and religious conversion. In her analysis of these works, Yang brings to light surprising connections between figures as disparate as Confucius and a Chinese Amazon and between cultural norms as far removed as Hindu reincarnation and London coffeehouse culture."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
CN8ML
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Yang, Chi-ming
Dewey number
303.48/24205109033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS754.25
LC item number
.Y364 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • China
  • China
  • European literature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Civilization
  • European literature
  • Public opinion, British
  • China
Label
Performing China : virtue, commerce, and orientalism in eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760, Chi-ming Yang
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spectacle and the example of China -- Heroic effeminacy and the conquest of China -- Sincerity and authenticity : George Psalmanazar's experiments in conversion -- Transmigration, fabulous pedagogy, and the morals of the orient -- Luxury, moral sentiment, and the orphan of China -- Epilogue: global orientalism and the business of spectacle
Control code
794700386
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421404417
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700386
Label
Performing China : virtue, commerce, and orientalism in eighteenth-century England, 1660-1760, Chi-ming Yang
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: spectacle and the example of China -- Heroic effeminacy and the conquest of China -- Sincerity and authenticity : George Psalmanazar's experiments in conversion -- Transmigration, fabulous pedagogy, and the morals of the orient -- Luxury, moral sentiment, and the orphan of China -- Epilogue: global orientalism and the business of spectacle
Control code
794700386
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421404417
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700386

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