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What Is China?

Territory, Ethnicity, Culture, and History

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HARDCOVER

$42.00 • £33.95 • €38.00

ISBN 9780674737143

Publication Date: 03/26/2018

Text

224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • Translator’s Introduction
  • Introduction: On the Historical Formation of “China” and the Dilemma of Chinese Identity
  • 1. Worldviews: From “All-under-Heaven” in Ancient China to the “Myriad States” in the Modern World
  • 2. Borders: On “Chinese” Territory
  • 3. Ethnicity: Including the “Four Barbarians” in “China”?
  • 4. History: Chinese Culture from a Long-Term Perspective
  • 5. Peripheries: How China, Korea, and Japan Have Understood One Another since the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  • 6. Practical Questions: Will Cultural Differences between China and the West Lead to Conflict?
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Index

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