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The Politics of Imagining Asia

Author: Hui Wang; Theodore Huters
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this bold, provocative collection, Wang Hui confronts some of the major issues concerning modern China and the status quo of contemporary Chinese thought. The book's overarching theme is the possibility of an alternative modernity that does not rely on imported conceptions of Chinese history and its legacy. Wang Hui argues that current models, based largely on Western notions of empire and the nation-state, fail
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Material Type: Document, Government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hui Wang; Theodore Huters
ISBN: 9780674061354 0674061357
OCLC Number: 1041187459
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
1. The Politics of Imagining Asia --
2. How to Explain "China" and Its "Modernity": Rethinking The Rise of Modern Chinese Thought --
3. Local Forms, Vernacular Dialects, and the War of Resistance against Japan: The "National Forms" Debate --
4. The "Tibetan Question" East and West: Orientalism, Regional Ethnic Autonomy, and the Politics of Dignity --
5. Okinawa and Two Dramatic Changes to the Regional Order --
6. Weber and the Question of Chinese Modernity --
Notes --
Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Hui Wang, edited by Theodore Huters.

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