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A singular case : debating China's political economy in the European Enlightenment

Millar, Ashley Eva, author

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  • Creator Ashley Eva Millar
  • Format Books
  • Publication Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. ©2017
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  • Physical Details
    • xii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780773548305, 0773548300, 9780773549180, 0773549188, 9780773549166, 0773549161, 9780773549173, 077354917X
  • OCLC ocn962129456

Summary

  • Introduction : judging "schemes of oeconomy"--Travelling knowledge in the "discerning age" : ethnography and Enlightenment -- "The most unscrupulous people on earth" : the paradox of China's commercial spirit -- "Your beggarly commerce!" China and international trade -- "The science of princes" : China's constitutional foundations -- "Duties of the sovereign" : civil and military successes and failures -- "Very ignorant reasoners" : China's science and technology -- Conclusion : prospects for the "stationary state."

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index.

Contents

  • Introduction : judging "schemes of oeconomy" -- 1. Travelling knowledge in the "discerning age" : ethnography and Enlightenment -- 2. "The most unscrupulous people on earth" : the paradox of China's commercial spirit -- 3. "Your beggarly commerce!" China and international trade --4. "The science of princes" : China's constitutional foundations -- 5. "Duties of the sovereign" : civil and military successes and failures -- 6. "Very ignorant reasoners" : China's science and technology -- Conclusion : prospects for the "stationary state."