China in European Encyclopaedias, 1700-1850

China in European Encyclopaedias, 1700-1850

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"European knowledge on China was the product of a series of transmissions and transformations," states Lehner (modern history, U. of Vienna, Austria), and he explains that this in-depth study explores " English, French, and German encyclopaedias dealt with things Chinese, how European knowledge on China evolved throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and how it found its place in general encyclopaedias." This investigation complements previous studies of travelogues, missionary writings, collections of letters, and other types of accounts. Material is organized in chapters on the encyclopedias themselves, the formation of knowledge on China in Europe, geography, population and society, government and politics, history, language and literature, philosophy and religion, and arts, sciences, and technologies. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Brill USA
This book shows the ways in which English, French, and German eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century encyclopaedias dealt with things Chinese, offering an analysis of the broad variety of sources and an overview of the main strands of discourse on China.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
ISBN: 9789004206984
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 402 pages)


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