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The Image of China in Western Social and Political Thought

Authors: Jones, D.

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David Martin Jones examines how China has been portrayed in European and subsequently North American social and political thought and what, if anything, this depiction tells us about the character of this thought. Such a question immediately evokes the spectre of orientalism and subsequent chapters explore whether the identification of an orientalist project invalidates the knowledge claims of European and North American social and political thought as it evolved from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.

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DAVID MARTIN JONES is Senior Lecturer in Government at the University of Tasmania. He is author of Political Development in Pacific Asia and co-author of Toward Illiberal Democracy in Pacific Asia.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Bewilderment of Names and Images: East Asia in Western Social and Political Thought

    Pages 1-13

    Jones, David Martin

  • East Asia in the Early Modern European Imagination

    Pages 14-36

    Jones, David Martin

  • Ambassadors, Economists and Oriental Despots: the Early Nineteenth Century Understanding of China

    Pages 37-66

    Jones, David Martin

  • Nineteenth Century Progress and Arrested Civilizations

    Pages 67-98

    Jones, David Martin

  • Peculiar Nation: Sinology and the Social Sciences 1890–1949

    Pages 99-144

    Jones, David Martin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Image of China in Western Social and Political Thought
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-0528-4
DOI
10.1057/9781403905284
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91295-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42272-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 238
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