Forging Romantic China::Sino-British Cultural Exchange, 1760-1840

Kitson, Peter (2013) Forging Romantic China::Sino-British Cultural Exchange, 1760-1840. Cambridge Studies in Romanticism . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107045613

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The first major cultural study to focus exclusively on this decisive period in modern British-Chinese relations. Based on extensive archival investigations, Peter J. Kitson shows how British knowledge of China was constructed from the writings and translations of a diverse range of missionaries, diplomats, travellers, traders, and literary men and women during the Romantic period. The new perceptions of China that it gave rise to were mediated via a dynamic print culture to a diverse range of poets, novelists, essayists, dramatists and reviewers, including Jane Austen, Thomas Percy, William Jones, S. T. Coleridge, George Colman, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, William and Dorothy Wordsworth and others, informing new British understandings and imaginings of China on the eve of the Opium War of 1839–42. Kitson aims to restore China to its true global presence in our understandings of the culture and literature of Britain in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Item Type: Book
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Research Group
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 13:40
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 00:32
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107053809

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