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    The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 (Critical Issues in World and International History) (Paperback) By (author) D. E. Mungello

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    DescriptionA fourth edition of this book is now available. For the Chinese, the 2008 Beijing Olympics were far more than a sports event. They were 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 widely 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 third edition retains the clear and concise quality of its predecessors, while adding striking illustrations and new scholarship on female infanticide in China and the sometimes tragic stories of Chinese visitors to eighteenth-century Europe. Drawing on the author's decades of research and teaching, this compelling book illustrates the vital importance of history to readers trying to understand today's world.

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    The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. E. Mungello
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780742557987
    ISBN 10: 0742557987

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
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    DC22: 303.48/251040903, 303.48251040, 303.48251040903
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    LC classification: DS750.72 .M86 2009
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Imprint name
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    Publication date
    28 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    D. E. Mungello is professor of history at Baylor University.
    Review quote
    Mungello successfully introduces, in a general historical overview, the idea of mutual influence and outlines the confrontation between Christianity and Chinese culture... What Mungello demonstrates, by linking different aspects of intellectual frameworks and of material cultures, is that the narrative of the exchange cannot be limited to a history of evangelical or commercial persuasion, or to a fictitious history of emotions, but has to expand to the selling of ideas, manifested in tangible objects, representations and rituals within a specific geographical area. European History Quarterly
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1: Historical Overview Chapter 2: Chinese Acceptance of Western Culture and Christianity Chapter 3: Chinese Rejection of Western Culture and Christianity Chapter 4: European Acceptance of Chinese Culture and Confucianism Chapter 5: European Rejection of Chinese Culture and Confucianism