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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

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China has transfixed the West since the earliest contacts between these civilizations. With his characteristic elegance and insight, Jonathan Spence explores how the West has understood China over seven centuries. Ranging from Marco Polo's own depiction of China and the mighty Khan, Kublai, in the 1270s to the China sightings of three twentieth-century writers of acknowledged genius-Kafka, Borges, and Calvino-Spence conveys Western thought on China through a remarkable array of expression. Peopling Spence's account are ...

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039331989X

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9780393319897

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
2000, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140281743

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
1999, W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN-13: 9780393319897

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
1999, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713993134

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The Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds
1998, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393027471

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