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new book on cross-cultural interactions in Chinese history

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new book on cross-cultural interactions in Chinese history

Postby cranky laowai » 02 Feb 2012, 11:09

A slim volume on cross-cultural interactions in Chinese history has just been published: Traditional China in Asian and World History, by Tansen Sen and Victor H. Mair.

The description of the book begins:
Traditional China in Asian and World History demonstrates the importance of cross-cultural interactions in shaping Chinese history from the earliest times to the middle of the fifteenth century. Our aim in writing this book is to show how the cross-cultural linkages established by traders, missionaries, immigrants, military, and diplomatic missions and travelers transformed Chinese society in fundamental ways. The work focuses on five aspects of traditional China’s interactions with the neighboring societies and foreign polities....

  • List of Illustrations / xi
  • Editor’s Introduction / xv
  • Acknowledgments / xvii
  • Chronology / xix
  • Introduction / 1
  • 1. Chinese Perceptions of Foreigners and Foreign Lands / 5
  • 2. The Rise of Civilization in the Central Plains / 17
  • 3. The Formation and Development of the Silk Routes / 29
  • 4. China and the Buddhist World / 45
  • 5. China in the Age of Commerce / 63
  • Conclusion / 79
  • Appendix / 83
  • Glossary / 93
  • Notes / 101
  • Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading / 103

It's published by the the Association for Asian Studies and, AFAIK, has to be ordered directly through them. The cost is US$10. Shipping to Taiwan (listed under "Republic of China") is another US$10.
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