China and the Victorian Imagination

- Empires Entwined (Series Number 85: China and the Victorian Imagination: Empires Entwined)

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China and the Victorian Imagination
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
15-08-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
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What happens to our understanding of 'orientalism' and imperialism when we consider British-Chinese relations during the nineteenth century, rather than focusing on India, Africa or the Caribbean? This book explores China's centrality to British imperial aspirations and literary production, underscoring the heterogeneous, interconnected nature of Britain's formal and informal empire. To British eyes, China promised unlimited economic possibilities, but also posed an ominous threat to global hegemony. Surveying anglophone literary production about China across high and low cultures, as well as across time, space and genres, this book demonstrates how important location was to the production, circulation and reception of received ideas about China and the Chinese. In this account, treaty ports matter more than opium. Ross G. Forman challenges our preconceptions about British imperialism, reconceptualizes anglophone literary production in the global and local contexts, and excavates the little-known Victorian history so germane to contemporary debates about China's 'rise'.

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Udgivelsesdato:
15-08-2013
ISBN13:
9781107013155
Vægt:
570 g
Dybde:
23 mm
Bredde:
150 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Nummer i serien:
85
Nummer i serien:
85
Format:
Hardback
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    Studies of the literature of the British imperialism too often focus on India to the exclusion of other areas. This book redresses the balance by demonstrating how integral China and the Chinese were to the British imagination and to globalization, literature, aesthetics and popular culture from the 1840s to 1911. 2 Maps; 3 Halftones, unspecifiedPRIZES:Joint winner of Sonya Rudikoff Prize, Northeast Victorian Studies Association 2013

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