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China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge

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This book addresses the historical relationship that has arisen between the concept of capitalism and the idea of China. Formulated by European intellectuals in order to identify the social formation in which they found themselves, capitalism was portrayed as unique to Europe and as an organic outgrowth of Western civilization. In this way, China was rejected as a model of civilization, and seen merely as despotic, feudal or stagnant. This Eurocentric judgement has hung over all subsequent thinking about China, even ...

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China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge
2002, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521525916

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China and Historical Capitalism: Genealogies of Sinological Knowledge
1999, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521640299

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