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Borders of Chinese Civilization

Geography and History at Empire's End

Borders of Chinese Civilization( )
Author: Howland, Douglas R.
Contribution by: Chow, Rey
Harootunian, Harry
Miyoshi, Masao
Series title:Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8223-1775-3
Publication Date:Apr 1996
Publisher:Duke University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $104.95
Book Description:

D. R. Howland explores China's representations of Japan in the changing world of the late nineteenth century and, in so doing, examines the cultural and social borders between the two neighbors. Looking at Chinese accounts of Japan written during the 1870s and 1880s, he undertakes an unprecedented analysis of the main genres the Chinese used to portray Japan--the travel diary, poetry, and the geographical treatise. In his discussion of the practice of "brushtalk," in which Chinese...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: History / Asia / Japan
Political Science / International Relations / General
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.27 x 9.03 x 1.22 Inches
Book Weight:1.7 Pounds



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