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The Resource The politics of imagining Asia, Wang Hui ; edited by Theodore Huters

The politics of imagining Asia, Wang Hui ; edited by Theodore Huters

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The politics of imagining Asia
Title
The politics of imagining Asia
Statement of responsibility
Wang Hui ; edited by Theodore Huters
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this bold, provocative collection, Wang Hui confronts some of the major issues concerning modern China and the status quo of contemporary Chinese thought. The book's overarching theme is the possibility of an alternative modernity that does not rely on imported conceptions of Chinese history and its legacy. Wang Hui argues that current models, based largely on Western notions of empire and the nation-state, fail to account for the richness and diversity of pre-modern Chinese historical practice. At the same time, he refrains from offering an exclusively Chinese perspective and placing China in an intellectual ghetto. Navigating terrain on regional language and politics, he draws on China's unique past to expose the inadequacies of European-born standards for assessing modern China's evolution. He takes issue particularly with the way in which nation-state logic has dominated politically charged concerns like Chinese language standardization and "The Tibetan Question." His stance is critical--and often controversial--but he locates hope in the kinds of complex, multifaceted arrangements that defined China and much of Asia for centuries. The Politics of Imagining Asia challenges us not only to re-examine our theories of "Asia" but to reconsider what "Europe" means as well. As Theodore Huters writes in his introduction, "Wang Hui's concerns extend beyond China and Asia to an ambition to rethink world history as a whole."
  • One of China's most influential intellectuals questions the validity of thinking about Chinese history and its legacy from a Western conceptual framework. Wang Hui argues that we need to more fully understand China's past in order to imagine alternative ways of conceiving Asia and world order
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1959-
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Wang, Hui
Dewey number
950.072
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS509.3
LC item number
.W28 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Huters, Theodore
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  • East Asia
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Comparative civilization
  • Historiography
  • East Asia
  • Western countries
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civilisations
  • Histoire
  • Systèmes de valeurs
  • Philosophie politique
  • Pays occidentaux
  • Chine
  • Asie
  • Civilization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Comparative civilization
  • Historiography
  • International relations
  • East Asia
  • Western countries
Label
The politics of imagining Asia, Wang Hui ; edited by Theodore Huters
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The politics of imagining Asia -- How to explain "China" and its "modernity" : rethinking the rise of modern Chinese thought -- Local forms, vernacular dialects, and the war of resistance against Japan : the "national forms" debate -- The "Tibetan question" East and West : Orientalism, regional ethnic autonomy, and the politics of dignity -- Okinawa and two dramatic changes to the regional order -- Weber and the question of Chinese modernity
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753974813
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1 online resource (vi, 360 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674061354
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674061354
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22573/ctt2f351h
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753974813
Label
The politics of imagining Asia, Wang Hui ; edited by Theodore Huters
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
The politics of imagining Asia -- How to explain "China" and its "modernity" : rethinking the rise of modern Chinese thought -- Local forms, vernacular dialects, and the war of resistance against Japan : the "national forms" debate -- The "Tibetan question" East and West : Orientalism, regional ethnic autonomy, and the politics of dignity -- Okinawa and two dramatic changes to the regional order -- Weber and the question of Chinese modernity
Control code
753974813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 360 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674061354
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674061354
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f351h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753974813

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