Kitson, Peter: FORGING ROMANTIC CHINA. Sino-British Cultural Exchange 1760-1840. Cambridge, 2013. vii, 312 pp. A few b/w illustrations. 24x16 cm. Boards.
GBP 75.00
Shows how, from 1760-1840, British knowledge of China was constructed from the writings and translations of a diverse range of missionaries, diplomats and other travellers and traders. These writings influenced a diverse range of poets, novelists and others, leading to the romanticised British perception of China at the time.
Subjects: Foreigners in Asia Foreigners in
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