China on the Sea: How the Maritime World Shaped Modern China (China Studies)

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This volume challenges the “Walled Kingdom” perspective. China reached out to the seas far more actively than historians have allowed, while the maritime world shaped China, Qing China in particular, much more than the continental world. It gave birth to and defined Chinese modernity.

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Generations of Chinese scholars have made China synonymous with the Great Wall and presented its civilization as fundamentally land-bound. This volume challenges this perspective, demonstrating that China was not a Walled Kingdom, certainly not since the Yongjia Disturbance in 311. China reached out to the maritime world far more actively than historians have acknowledged, while the seas and what came from the seas from Islam, fragrances and Jesuits to maize, opium and clocks significantly changed the course of history, and have been of inestimable importance to China since the Ming. This book integrates the maritime history of China, especially the Qing period, a subject which has hitherto languished on the periphery of scholarly analysis, into the mainstream of current historical narrative. It was the seas that made Tang China a Cosmopolitan Empire (Mark Lewis), the Song dynasty China s Greatest Age (John Fairbank), China at 1600 the largest and most sophisticated of all unified realms on earth (Jonathan Spence), and the reign of the three Qing emperors (Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong) China s last golden age (Charles Hucker).

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Zheng Yangwen is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She is the author ofThe Social Life of Opium in China, which has been translated into Italian and Korean. She is also the editor ofNegotiating Asymmetry: China’s Place in Asia (with Anthony Reid); The Body in Asia (with Bryan S. Turner);Personal Names in Asia: History, Culture and Identity (with Charles J-H Macdonald);The Cold War in Asia: the Battle for Hearts and Minds (with Hong Liu and Michael Szonyi); andThe Chinese Chameleon Revisited: from the Jesuits to Zhang Yimou.

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