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The Resource China from empire to nation-state, Wang Hui ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill

China from empire to nation-state, Wang Hui ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill

Label
China from empire to nation-state
Title
China from empire to nation-state
Statement of responsibility
Wang Hui ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"This translation of the introduction to Wang Hui's Rise of Modern Chinese Thought (2004) makes part of his four-volume masterwork available to English readers for the first time. A leading public intellectual in China, Wang charts the historical currents that have shaped Chinese modernity from the Song Dynasty to the present day, and along the way challenges the West to rethink some of its most basic assumptions about what it means to be modern. China from Empire to Nation-State exposes oversimplifications and distortions implicit in Western critiques of Chinese history, which long held that China was culturally resistant to modernization, only able to join the community of modern nations when the Qing Empire finally collapsed in 1912. Noting that Western ideas have failed to take into account the diversity of Chinese experience, Wang recovers important strains of premodern thought. Chinese thinkers theorized politics in ways that do not line up neatly with political thought in the West--for example, the notion of a "Heavenly Principle" that governed everything from the ordering of the cosmos to the structure of society and rationality itself. Often dismissed as evidence of imperial China's irredeemably backward culture, many Neo-Confucian concepts reemerged in twentieth-century Chinese political discourse, as thinkers and activists from across the ideological spectrum appealed to ancient precedents and principles in support of their political and cultural agendas. Wang thus enables us to see how many aspects of premodern thought contributed to a distinctly Chinese vision of modernity"--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Hui
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
LC call number
DS721
LC item number
.W33377 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • China
  • Civilization
  • China
Label
China from empire to nation-state, Wang Hui ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill
Instantiates
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
Translator's introduction -- China from empire to nation-state -- Two narratives of China and their derivative forms -- The empire/nation-state binary and European "world history" -- Heavenly principle/universal principle and history -- China's modern identity and the transformation of empire
Control code
ocn875999845
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 179 pages
Isbn
9780674046955
Lccn
2014002578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875999845
Label
China from empire to nation-state, Wang Hui ; 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
Translator's introduction -- China from empire to nation-state -- Two narratives of China and their derivative forms -- The empire/nation-state binary and European "world history" -- Heavenly principle/universal principle and history -- China's modern identity and the transformation of empire
Control code
ocn875999845
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 179 pages
Isbn
9780674046955
Lccn
2014002578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875999845

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