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The Resource What is China? : territory, ethnicity, culture, and history, Ge Zhaoguang ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill

What is China? : territory, ethnicity, culture, and history, Ge Zhaoguang ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill

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What is China? : territory, ethnicity, culture, and history
Title
What is China?
Title remainder
territory, ethnicity, culture, and history
Statement of responsibility
Ge Zhaoguang ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Chinese natives rarely attempt to explain their country to outsiders; everything they know is China, and everyone they know is Chinese. China is so all-absorbing that the idea of helping foreigners understand its customs, traditions, and history seems pointless. In this book, Ge Zhaoguang has undertaken the task of explaining China to foreigners. He examines the historical and cultural background of China's emergence as a major world power from a Chinese perspective. Ge argues that the meanings of China and Chinese culture regularly change and avoid a single definition, and that honest discussion of these different meanings and how they arose give us a better route to understanding both historical and contemporary China. He puts forward his solution as an alternative to what he sees as writings that are too eager to deconstruct and perhaps dismiss the idea of China as a historical entity altogether. By offering a general scholarly overview of China, Ge's book begins to overcome the disjunction between American knowledge about China and Chinese understanding of the country--
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1950-
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Ge, Zhaoguang
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
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Hill, Michael
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  • National characteristics, Chinese
  • Ethnology
  • Chinese
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
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What is China? : territory, ethnicity, culture, and history, Ge Zhaoguang ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the historical formation of "China" and the dilemma of Chinese identity -- Worldviews : from "all-under-heaven" in ancient China to the "myriad states" in the modern world -- Borders : on "Chinese" territory -- Ethnicity : including the "four barbarians" in "China"? -- History : Chinese culture from a long-term perspective -- Peripheries : how China, Korea, and Japan have understood one another since the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- Practical questions : will cultural differences between China and the West lead to conflict?
Control code
on1002830541
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9780674737143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002830541
Label
What is China? : territory, ethnicity, culture, and history, Ge Zhaoguang ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: On the historical formation of "China" and the dilemma of Chinese identity -- Worldviews : from "all-under-heaven" in ancient China to the "myriad states" in the modern world -- Borders : on "Chinese" territory -- Ethnicity : including the "four barbarians" in "China"? -- History : Chinese culture from a long-term perspective -- Peripheries : how China, Korea, and Japan have understood one another since the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- Practical questions : will cultural differences between China and the West lead to conflict?
Control code
on1002830541
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9780674737143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002830541

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