The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800
For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power is part of an ongoing effort to restore China's past greatness and remove the lingering memories of history's humiliations. This widely praised book explores the 1500-1800 period before China's decline, when the country was viewed as a leading world culture and power. Europe, by contrast, was in the early stages of emerging from provincial to international status while the United States was still an uncharted wilderness. D. E. Mungello argues that this earlier era, ironically, may contain more relevance for today than the more recent past. This fully revised fourth edition retains the clear and concise quality of its predecessors, while drawing on a wealth of new research on Sino-Western history and the increasing contributions of Chinese historians. Building on the author's decades of research and teaching, this compelling book illustrates the vital importance of history to readers trying to understand China's renewed rise.
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Ch01 HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
Ch02 CHINESE ACCEPTANCE OF WESTERN CULTURE AND CHRISTIANITY
Ch03 CHINESE REJECTION OF WESTERN CULTURE AND CHRISTIANITY
Ch04 EUROPEAN ACCEPTANCE OF CHINESE CULTURE AND CONFUCIANISM
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