The West as the other : a genealogy of Chinese Occidentalism / by Mingming Wang.

Long before the Europeans reached the east, the ancient Chinese had advanced their perspectives of the west. In this groundbreaking book, Wang explores a fascinating perspective of the Other. He locates the Other in the alternating directionologies of classical and imperial China, leading the reader...

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Main Author: Wang, Mingming, 1962- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Hong Kong [China] : Chinese University Press, [2014]
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Table of Contents:
  • List of figures
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on transliteration and bibliography
  • Introduction : rethinking "the West"
  • King Mu (Mu Tianzi) and the journey to the West
  • "illusionary" and "realistic" geographies
  • Easternizing the West, Westernizing the East
  • Chaos and the West
  • "Western Territories" (Xiyu), India, and "South Sea" (Nanhai)
  • Beyond the seas : other kingdoms and other materials
  • Islands, intermediaries, and "Europeanization"
  • Conclusion : towards other perspectives of the other
  • Postscript
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index.