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The great encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800

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For too long, the history of contact between China and the West has been portrayed as a one-sided encounter: Europeans were said to have 'discovered' China, while Chinese responses to the West went largely unnoticed. In this book, D. E. Mungello dispels the myth that China was a silent partner in the dialogue between Eastern and Western civilizations. Although they did not reciprocate in sending ships, cultural emissaries or religious missionaries westward, neither did the Chinese passively accept Europe's enthusiastic ...

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The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800
1999, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780847694402

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