What is China? : territory, ethnicity, culture, and history / Ge Zhaoguang ; translated by Michael Gibbs Hill.
By: Ge, Zhaoguang.
Contributor(s): Hill, Michael (Michael Gibbs).Material type: BookCall no.: DS735 .G44 2018Publication: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018Description: xv, 201 p.Notes: Translation of: He wei Zhongguo: jiangyu, minzu, wenhua yu lishi. ISBN: 9780674737143; 0674737148.Subject(s): National characteristics, Chinese | Ethnology -- China | Chinese -- Attitudes | China -- History | China -- Civilization | China -- Boundaries | China -- Foreign relations
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Translation of: He wei Zhongguo: jiangyu, minzu, wenhua yu lishi.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: On the historical formation of "China" and the dilemma of Chinese identity -- Worldviews: from "all-under-heaven" in ancient China to the "myriad states" in the modern world -- Borders: on "Chinese" territory -- Ethnicity: including the "four barbarians" in "China"? -- History: Chinese culture from a long-term perspective -- Peripheries: how China, Korea, and Japan have understood one another since the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries -- Practical questions: will cultural differences between China and the West lead to conflict?.
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