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Civilization, Nation and Modernity in East Asia.

Author: Shih, Chih-Yu.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shih, Chih-Yu.
ISBN: 1280874414 9781280874413 9781136307119 1136307117
OCLC Number: 798209464
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Asian Betweenness: The Civilizational Nation and National Civilization Book I. Up from the Civilizational Divide: An Asian Intellectual Path to the Universal Self Part 1: Asianism in Theoretical Discourse 1. What Is the World? The Beginning of World History in Asianism 2. What Is the West? The Oriental Self That Has No "Other" 3. What Is China? An Epistemological Threat to Japan's Place Part 2: Asianism in Practical Discourse 4. Bridge of Civilizations in Nothingness: The Manchukuo Recast 5. Son of East Asia: A Quest for Transcendence in Colonial Taiwan Book II. Rise of an Unknown? The National Self and the Multiple Appropriations of China Part 3: Reonstructing China 6. Assigning Role Characteristics to China on the Rise: Role State vs. Ego State 7. Doing away with Nationalism? Emerging Liberal Plea for Self-transformation 8. Substituting Self-Governance for Global governance: The Statist Theme of Responsibility Part 4: Deconstructing China 9. Retrieving the Lost Choice: How Does Death Matter in the Confucian IR? 10. Asserting Alternative Modernities: Sub-national Village Development as Anomaly. Conclusion: Race for Harmony: Galton's Civilizational Puzzle


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