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A taste for China : English subjectivity and the prehistory of Orientalism

Author: Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013, cop. 2013.
Series: Global asias.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through an examination of England's obsession with Chinese things throughout the long eighteenth century, this book argues that chinoiserie in literature and material culture played a central role in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins
ISBN: 9780199950980 0199950989
OCLC Number: 863617061
Description: 1 vol. (xi-282 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "China" and The Prehistory of Orientalism ; The Cosmopolitan Nation, "Where Order in Variety We See" ; The Chinese Touchstone of the Tasteful Imagination ; Defoe's Trinkets : Fiction's Spectral Traffic ; "Nature to Advantage Drest" : The Poetry of Subjectivity ; How Chinese Things Became Oriental ; Disenchanting China : Orientalism and the English Novel ; Afterword : Rethinking Modern Taste.
Series Title: Global asias.
Responsibility: Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins.
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A Taste for China insists that we continue to query the parameters of eighteenth-century Britishness, and in its impressive range of readings, succeeds in making China a pedagogical imperative for Read more...

 
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