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The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800, and: The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (review)

The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800, and: The Vision of China in the English... Reviews 521 David E. Mungello. The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500­1800. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999. xvii, 113 pp. Paperback $12.95, ISBN 0­8476­9440­2. Hardcover $35.95, ISBN 0­8476­9439­9. Adrian Hsia. The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1998. xi, 404 pp. Paperback $32.00, ISBN 962­201­608­1. Historians of European culture, those of Chinese intellectual history, and all scholars who seek to establish for the study of world history interpretive foundations that make it more than an uneasy, often disjointed, patchwork of European and non-European themes will welcome the publication of these two volumes dealing with one of the most crucial and revealing periods of cross-cultural interpretation in early-modern times. The first, David E. Mungello's The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500­1800, takes the broader, more complete, and surely more balanced perspective, surveying developments from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the beginning of the nineteenth, focusing not only on the Chinese reception and ultimate rejection of Western culture but equally on the same themes in the West's attempts to come to terms with China. Despite its considerable breadth, Mungello's book is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800, and: The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (review)

China Review International , Volume 7 (2) – Sep 1, 2000

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Reviews 521 David E. Mungello. The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500­1800. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 1999. xvii, 113 pp. Paperback $12.95, ISBN 0­8476­9440­2. Hardcover $35.95, ISBN 0­8476­9439­9. Adrian Hsia. The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1998. xi, 404 pp. Paperback $32.00, ISBN 962­201­608­1. Historians of European culture, those of Chinese intellectual history, and all scholars who seek to establish for the study of world history interpretive foundations that make it more than an uneasy, often disjointed, patchwork of European and non-European themes will welcome the publication of these two volumes dealing with one of the most crucial and revealing periods of cross-cultural interpretation in early-modern times. The first, David E. Mungello's The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500­1800, takes the broader, more complete, and surely more balanced perspective, surveying developments from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the beginning of the nineteenth, focusing not only on the Chinese reception and ultimate rejection of Western culture but equally on the same themes in the West's attempts to come to terms with China. Despite its considerable breadth, Mungello's book is

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Published: Sep 1, 2000

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