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The Resource From white to yellow : the Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735, Rotem Kowner

From white to yellow : the Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735, Rotem Kowner

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From white to yellow : the Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735
Title
From white to yellow
Title remainder
the Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735
Statement of responsibility
Rotem Kowner
Title variation
Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A study of the evolution of European interpretations of the Japanese and the emergence of discourses about race in early modern Europe. Transcending the conventional focus on Africans and Jews within the rise of modern racism, Rotem Kowner demonstrates that the invention of race did not emerge in a vacuum in eighteenth-century Europe, but rather was a direct product of earlier discourses of the "Other." This ... study indicates that the racial discourse on the Japanese, alongside the Chinese, played a major role in the rise of the modern concept of race. While challenging Europe's self-possession and sense of centrality, the discourse delayed the eventual consolidation of a hierarchical worldview in which Europeans stood immutably at the apex.--Provided by publisher
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Issued also in electronic format.
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NLC
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Kowner, Rotem
Dewey number
305.8956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS806
LC item number
.K775 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas
Series volume
63
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Public opinion
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, European
  • Race relations
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Japaner
  • Europa
Label
From white to yellow : the Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735, Rotem Kowner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Legal deposit fourth quarter 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-615) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Phase One. Speculation : Pre-Encounter Knowledge of the Japanese (1300-1543). 1. The emergence of "Cipangu" and its precursory ethnography ; 2. The "Cipanguese" at the opening of the age of discovery -- Phase Two. Observation : A Burgeoning Discourse of Initial Encounters (1543-1640). 3. Initial observations of the Japanese ; 4. The Japanese position in contemporary hierarchies ; 5. Concrete mirrors of a new human order ; 6. "Race" and its cognitive limits during the phase of observation -- Phase Three. Reconsideration : Antecendents of a Mature Discourse (1640-1735). 7. Dutch reappraisal of the Japanese body and origins ; 8. Power, status, and the Japanese position in the global order ; 9. In search of a new taxonomy : botany, medicine, and the Japanese ; 10. "Race" and its perceptual limits during the phase of reconsideration -- Conclusion : The discourse of race in early modern Europe and the Japanese case
Control code
879528886
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 678 pages
Isbn
9780773544543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879528886
Label
From white to yellow : the Japanese in European racial thought, 1300-1735, Rotem Kowner
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Legal deposit fourth quarter 2014"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-615) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Phase One. Speculation : Pre-Encounter Knowledge of the Japanese (1300-1543). 1. The emergence of "Cipangu" and its precursory ethnography ; 2. The "Cipanguese" at the opening of the age of discovery -- Phase Two. Observation : A Burgeoning Discourse of Initial Encounters (1543-1640). 3. Initial observations of the Japanese ; 4. The Japanese position in contemporary hierarchies ; 5. Concrete mirrors of a new human order ; 6. "Race" and its cognitive limits during the phase of observation -- Phase Three. Reconsideration : Antecendents of a Mature Discourse (1640-1735). 7. Dutch reappraisal of the Japanese body and origins ; 8. Power, status, and the Japanese position in the global order ; 9. In search of a new taxonomy : botany, medicine, and the Japanese ; 10. "Race" and its perceptual limits during the phase of reconsideration -- Conclusion : The discourse of race in early modern Europe and the Japanese case
Control code
879528886
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 678 pages
Isbn
9780773544543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)879528886

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