Colonialism, China and the Chinese

Book Cover: Colonialism, China and the Chinese
ISBN: 9781138389403
Size: 156.00 x 241.00 mm
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780429423925
Pages: 210

This book explores the place of China and the Chinese during the age of imperialism. Focusing not only on the state but also on the vitality of Chinese culture and the Chinese diaspora, it examines the seeming contradictions of a period in which China came under immense pressure from imperial expansion while remaining a major political, cultural and demographic force in its own right. Where histories of China commonly highlight episodes of conflict and subjugation in China’s relations with the West, the contributions to this volume explore the complex spaces where empires and their peoples did not merely collide but also became entangled.

Publisher: Routledge