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Discovering history in China : American historical writing on the recent Chinese past

Author: Paul A Cohen
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2010] ©2010
Series: Studies of the East Asian Institute.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially adamant about not reading China through the lens of Western history.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Cohen
ISBN: 9780231151924 0231151926 9780231151931 0231151934 9780231525466 023152546X
OCLC Number: 456728837
Notes: "Introduction to the 2010 reissue copyright © 2010 Paul A. Cohen"--Title page verso.
Description: lxv, 245 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problem with "China's response to the West" --
Moving beyond "tradition and modernity" --
Imperialism : reality or myth? --
Toward a China-centered history of China.
Series Title: Studies of the East Asian Institute.
Responsibility: Paul A. Cohen.

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Originally published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.  Read more...

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