Elizabeth Chang's Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in PDF

By Elizabeth Chang

ISBN-10: 0804759456

ISBN-13: 9780804759458

This publication strains the intimate connections among Britain and China through the 19th century and argues for China's principal impression at the British visible mind's eye. Chang brings jointly an strange team of basic assets to enquire how nineteenth-century Britons checked out and represented chinese language humans, locations, and issues, and the way, within the method, ethnographic, geographic, and aesthetic representations of China formed British writers' and artists' imaginative and prescient in their personal lives and reports. for lots of Britons, China was once even more than a geographical place; it was once additionally a fashion of seeing and being obvious that may be both embraced as inventive concept or rejected as contagious effect. In either instances, the belief of China's visible distinction stood in unfavorable distinction to Britain's evolving feel of the visible and literary actual. to raised snatch what Romantic and Victorian writers, artists, and designers have been doing at domestic, we should also comprehend the overseas "objects" present in their midst and what they have been abroad.

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