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By Christina H. Lee

ISBN-10: 1409408507

ISBN-13: 9781409408505

Bringing to undergo the newest advancements throughout a variety of parts of study and disciplines, this assortment offers a vast point of view on how Western Europe made experience of a fancy, multi-faceted, and as a rule Sino-centered East and Southeast Asia. the quantity covers the transpacific period--after Magellan's commencing of the transpacific path to the a ways East and earlier than the eventual dominance of the area via the British and the Dutch. not like the interval of the Enlightenment, in which Orientalist discourses arose, this preliminary interval of encounters and conquest is characterised via a tremendous interest and a wish to seize--not merely materially yet intellectually--the lands and peoples of East Asia. The essays examine eu visions of the a ways East--particularly of China and Japan--and research how and why specific representations of Asians and their cultural practices have been developed, revised, and tailored. jointly, the essays express that pictures of the a ways East have been filtered by means of worldviews that ranged from being, at the one hand, universalistic and comparatively equitable in the direction of cultures to the opposite severe, unilaterally Eurocentric.

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