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From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia, Pankaj Mishra

Label
From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia
Title
From the ruins of empire
Title remainder
the intellectuals who remade Asia
Statement of responsibility
Pankaj Mishra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian navy at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual tradition that would inform and inspire the continent's anticipated rise to dominance. Asian dominance did not come to pass, and those thinkers are seen as outriders from the main anticolonial tradition. But, in this stereotype-shattering book, Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise. His enthralling group portrait of like minds scattered across a vast continent makes clear that modern Asia's revolt against the West is not the one led by faith-fired terrorists and thwarted peasants but one with deep roots in the work of thinkers who devised a view of life that was neither modern nor antimodern, neither colonialist nor anticolonialist. In broad, deep, dramatic chapters, Mishra tells the stories of these figures, unpacks their philosophies, and reveals their shared goals. - Jacket flap
  • Provides an overview of the great thinkers and philosophical leaders from across Asia who helped change and shape the modern continent, including Tagore and Gandhi in India, Liang Qichao in China and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim in the Ottoman Empire
Cataloging source
AZZPT
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Mishra, Pankaj
Dewey number
950.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS33.7
LC item number
.M54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intellectuals
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Social change
  • East and West
  • Intellectuals
  • East and West
  • East and West
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Asia
Label
From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia, Pankaj Mishra
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2012 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain, as From the ruins of empire: the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism
  • The European interlude
  • Apotheosis in Persia
  • In a golden cage : al-Afghani's last days in Istanbul
  • The long aftermath
  • Liang Qichao's China and the fate of Asia
  • The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan
  • The first impulses of reform
  • Japan and the perils of exile
  • The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat
  • Asia subordinated
  • Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism
  • Liang and democracy in America
  • The temptations of autocracy and revolution
  • 1919, 'changing the history of the world'
  • The United States and its promises of self-determination
  • Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism?
  • Making the world unsafe for democracy
  • The decline of the West?
  • Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country
  • Asia remade
  • Egypt : 'the beginning of a series of great misfortunes'
  • The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization
  • Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists
  • The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives
  • 'The Chinese people have stood up'
  • The rise of the 'rest'
  • An ambiguous revenge
  • The slow battering of India and China
  • The new global hierarchy
  • The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
  • An insignificant man in rough garments
  • The 'sick man' of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy
  • Egypt : the polemicist emerges
Control code
798733567
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Lccn
2012940483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798733567
Label
From the ruins of empire : the intellectuals who remade Asia, Pankaj Mishra
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2012 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain, as From the ruins of empire: the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism
  • The European interlude
  • Apotheosis in Persia
  • In a golden cage : al-Afghani's last days in Istanbul
  • The long aftermath
  • Liang Qichao's China and the fate of Asia
  • The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan
  • The first impulses of reform
  • Japan and the perils of exile
  • The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat
  • Asia subordinated
  • Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism
  • Liang and democracy in America
  • The temptations of autocracy and revolution
  • 1919, 'changing the history of the world'
  • The United States and its promises of self-determination
  • Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism?
  • Making the world unsafe for democracy
  • The decline of the West?
  • Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country
  • Asia remade
  • Egypt : 'the beginning of a series of great misfortunes'
  • The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization
  • Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists
  • The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives
  • 'The Chinese people have stood up'
  • The rise of the 'rest'
  • An ambiguous revenge
  • The slow battering of India and China
  • The new global hierarchy
  • The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
  • An insignificant man in rough garments
  • The 'sick man' of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy
  • Egypt : the polemicist emerges
Control code
798733567
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Lccn
2012940483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)798733567

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