Chinas Unlimited: Making the Imaginaries of China and Chineseness, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Chinas Unlimited

Making the Imaginaries of China and Chineseness, 1st Edition

By Gregory B. Lee


136 pages

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Hardback: 9780700714926
pub: 2002-11-07
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A socio-cultural study of the historical representation of China and Chineseness over the past hundred years or so, much of this book discusses the Orientalizing and crude racist ideologies that have formed the foundations of the way people in the west, both popularly and scientifically, have imagined China.


'A fascinating sketch of representations of 'China' and 'Chineseness' from the nineteenth century to the present day. ' - Brushstrokes

'In an age in which Chineseness is perhaps destined to become a more strictly articulated experience, [the author] has voiced a number of concerns that will even so deserve to be heard.' - Bulletin of SOAS

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Chinese Worlds

Chinese Worlds publishes high-quality scholarship, research monographs, and source collections on Chinese history and society. 'Worlds' signals the diversity of China, the cycles of unity and division through which China's modern history has passed, and recent research trends toward regional studies and local issues. It also signals that Chineseness is not contained within borders - ethnic migrant communities overseas are also 'Chinese worlds.'

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography