Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III

Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III

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This monumental series, acclaimed as a qmasterpiece of comprehensive scholarshipq in the New York Times Book Review, reveals the impact of Asia's high civilizations on the development of modern Western society. The authors examine the ways in which European encounters with Asia have altered the development of Western society, art, literature, science, and religion since the Renaissance. In Volume III: A Century of Advance, the authors have researched seventeenth-century European writings on Asia in an effort to understand how contemporaries saw Asian societies and peoples.... states followed the Chinese model with a Confucian officialdom recruited through a system of civil service examinations. ... The archipelagoes a€” Insulindia and the Philippines a€” south of the continent were seen differently by the Europeans.

Title:Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III
Author: Donald F. Lach, Edwin J. Van Kley
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1993-06-15

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