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The Sextants of Beijing. Global Currents in Chinese History.

Waley-Cohen, Joanna

Verlag: Norton, London, 2000
ISBN 10: 0393320510 / ISBN 13: 9780393320510
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Titel: The Sextants of Beijing. Global Currents in ...

Verlag: Norton, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: Soft cover

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Inhaltsangabe: This powerful work puts to rest the long-held myth that Chinese civilization is monolithic, unchanging, and perennially cut off from the rest of the world. An inviting history of China from the days of the ancient Silk Road to the present, this book describes a civilization more open and engaged with the rest of the world than we think. Whether in trade, religious belief, ideology, or technology, China has long taken part in fruitful exchange with other cultures. With implications for our understanding of and our policies toward China, this is a must read. Maps

Rezension: "For such morsels as [this book]...we should be truly thankful." -- T.H. Barrett, The Independent

"If there is one lesson to be learnt from [The Sextants of Beijing], it is that the sooner we understand the true essence of China, ignoring the misrepresentations and misinterpretations of history, the better it will be for all concerned." -- The Sunday Times

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