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Sinofilerna: Kinakunskap, samlande och politik från Sven Hedin till Jan Myrdal (The sinophiles: China studies, collecting and politics from Sven Hedin to Jan Myrdal) (review)

Sinofilerna: Kinakunskap, samlande och politik från Sven Hedin till Jan Myrdal (The sinophiles:... China Review International: Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009 Perry Johansson. Sinofilerna: Kinakunskap, samlande och politik från Sven Hedin till Jan Myrdal (The sinophiles: China studies, collecting and politics from Sven Hedin to Jan Myrdal). Stockholm: Carlssons, 2008. 212 pp. Paperback sek 239.00, isbn 978-91-7331-150-2. In Swedish. This provocative book written by a Swedish sinologist of a new generation is a valuable contribution to what might be called a revisionist literature on the history of Western sinology, particularly that of Sweden. (Earlier histories and reviews of Swedish and European sinology include Wilson and Cayley 1995, Brødsgaard 1996, Lodén 1999, Kampen 2000, Falkenhausen 2001, and others). Perry Johansson investigates the ways in which the infatuation with the object of their study came to overtake famous Swedish China scholars, including the archaeologist and geologist Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874­1960), who founded the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (MFEA) in Stockholm in 1925; Bernhard Karlgren (1889­1978), Andersson's successor as MFEA director and Sweden's internationally most famous sinologist; Sven Hedin (1865­1952), the famous explorer of central Asia; and the railway engineer and amateur collector and scholar Orvar Karlbeck (1879­1967), who, though less well known, supplied Chinese objects for the MFEA and the various benefactors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Sinofilerna: Kinakunskap, samlande och politik från Sven Hedin till Jan Myrdal (The sinophiles: China studies, collecting and politics from Sven Hedin to Jan Myrdal) (review)

China Review International , Volume 16 (2) – Oct 31, 2009

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China Review International: Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009 Perry Johansson. Sinofilerna: Kinakunskap, samlande och politik från Sven Hedin till Jan Myrdal (The sinophiles: China studies, collecting and politics from Sven Hedin to Jan Myrdal). Stockholm: Carlssons, 2008. 212 pp. Paperback sek 239.00, isbn 978-91-7331-150-2. In Swedish. This provocative book written by a Swedish sinologist of a new generation is a valuable contribution to what might be called a revisionist literature on the history of Western sinology, particularly that of Sweden. (Earlier histories and reviews of Swedish and European sinology include Wilson and Cayley 1995, Brødsgaard 1996, Lodén 1999, Kampen 2000, Falkenhausen 2001, and others). Perry Johansson investigates the ways in which the infatuation with the object of their study came to overtake famous Swedish China scholars, including the archaeologist and geologist Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874­1960), who founded the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (MFEA) in Stockholm in 1925; Bernhard Karlgren (1889­1978), Andersson's successor as MFEA director and Sweden's internationally most famous sinologist; Sven Hedin (1865­1952), the famous explorer of central Asia; and the railway engineer and amateur collector and scholar Orvar Karlbeck (1879­1967), who, though less well known, supplied Chinese objects for the MFEA and the various benefactors

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Published: Oct 31, 2009

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