Colonialism, China and the Chinese: Amidst Empires

1st Edition

Peter Monteath, Matthew P. Fitzpatrick

Routledge
Published August 7, 2019
Reference - 210 Pages
ISBN 9781138389403 - CAT# K399450
Series: Empires in Perspective

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Summary

This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in which China came under immense pressure from imperial expansion while remaining a major political, cultural and demographic force in its own right. Where histories of China commonly highlight episodes of conflict and subjugation in China’s relations with the West, the contributions to this volume explore the complex spaces where empires and their peoples did not merely collide but also became entangled.

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