Chan's Great Continent China in Western Minds

ISBN-10: 039331989X
ISBN-13: 9780393319897
Edition: 2000
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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jonathan D. Spence was born in England and received his B.A. from Cambridge University. In 1966 he received his Ph.D. from Yale University and has been a professor of Chinese history there since that time. Spence has won a variety of major fellowships and has served as visiting professor at Belfast's Queens University, Princeton University, and Beijing University. He employs a distinctive writing and historical style, weaving together various kinds of materials to fashion new forms of historical narrative. The best examples of his unique style are The Death of Woman Wang (1979) and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. In his works, Spence provides a uniquely accessible vision of late imperial China. His writings have won numerous awards and prizes. The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1982) won two awards---the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters.

Preface
Introduction
The Worlds of Marco Polo
The Catholic Century
The Realist Voyages
Deliberate Fictions
Matters of Enlightenment
Women Observers
China at Home
The French Exotic
An American Exotic?
Radical Visions
Mystiques of Power
Genius at Play
Notes
Credits
Index

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