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A taste for China English subjectivity and the prehistory of Orientalism

Title
A taste for China [electronic resource] : English subjectivity and the prehistory of Orientalism / Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins.
ISBN
9780199345991 (ebook) :
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 282 p.) : ill.
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Summary
'A Taste for China' offers an account of how literature of the long eighteenth century generated a model of English selfhood dependent on figures of China. It shows how various genres of writing in this period call upon 'things Chinese' to define the tasteful English subject of modernity. Chinoiserie is no mere exotic curiosity in this culture, but a potent, multivalent sign of England's participation in a cosmopolitan world order.
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Oxford scholarship online.
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Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 03, 2015
Series
Global Asias.
Global Asias
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Oxford University Press.
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