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From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia

From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia

Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: London [etc.] Penguin Books 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pankaj Mishra
OCLC Number: 1014767372
Notes: Korvin Gábor kvt.
Description: xi, 356 p. ill. 20 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Asia subordinated --
Egypt : 'the beginning of a series of great misfortunes' ; The slow battering of India and China ; The new global hierarchy --
The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani --
An insignificant man in rough garments ; The 'sick man' of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy ; Egypt : the polemicist emerges ; Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism ; The European interlude ; Apotheosis in Persia ; In a golden cage : al-Afghani's last days in Istanbul ; The long aftermath --
Liang Qichao's China and the fate of Asia --
The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan ; The first impulses of reform ; Japan and the perils of exile ; The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat ; Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism ; Liang and democracy in America ; The temptations of autocracy and revolution --
1919, 'changing the history of the world' --
The United States and its promises of self-determination ; Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism? ; Making the world unsafe for democracy ; The decline of the West? --
Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country --
Asia remade --
The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization ; Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists ; The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives ; 'The Chinese people have stood up' ; The rise of the 'rest' --
Epilogue : an ambiguous revenge.
Responsibility: Pankaj Mishra.


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