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China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives (review)

China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives (review) Book Reviews raphy gives the impression of being just a list of references that might have crossed the path of the authors, like The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, or the Collected Poems of A. Rimbaud. Should one include these, then one would have expected Leopold Sedar Senghor's Poems. The book deals with global history of Europe-centered modernity indeed, and is aimed at "the growing numbers of readers and students of world history, international relations, globalisation, comparative literature and cultural studies" (p. 5), with a distinct emphasis on the English-speaking world. Did the authors achieve the four aims they assigned to their book (p. 5): "To tell a history of the utmost relevance for understanding why the contemporary world is as it is;--To foster empathy with the people caught up in colonisation and modernisation. . . ; --To illustrate some of the ways in which [the cultural world] reacted to colonialism and modernity; and--Finally, to outline something of the nature and scope of the enormous literature that has appeared about these subjects in recent decades . . ."? Since the authors did not intend to write a general survey for academics, we can mostly answer affirmatively: theirs is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 20 (4) – Dec 23, 2009

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Book Reviews raphy gives the impression of being just a list of references that might have crossed the path of the authors, like The Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold, or the Collected Poems of A. Rimbaud. Should one include these, then one would have expected Leopold Sedar Senghor's Poems. The book deals with global history of Europe-centered modernity indeed, and is aimed at "the growing numbers of readers and students of world history, international relations, globalisation, comparative literature and cultural studies" (p. 5), with a distinct emphasis on the English-speaking world. Did the authors achieve the four aims they assigned to their book (p. 5): "To tell a history of the utmost relevance for understanding why the contemporary world is as it is;--To foster empathy with the people caught up in colonisation and modernisation. . . ; --To illustrate some of the ways in which [the cultural world] reacted to colonialism and modernity; and--Finally, to outline something of the nature and scope of the enormous literature that has appeared about these subjects in recent decades . . ."? Since the authors did not intend to write a general survey for academics, we can mostly answer affirmatively: theirs is

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Journal of World HistoryUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 23, 2009

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