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The Resource What China and India once were : the pasts that may shape the global future, edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman

What China and India once were : the pasts that may shape the global future, edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman

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What China and India once were : the pasts that may shape the global future
Title
What China and India once were
Title remainder
the pasts that may shape the global future
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early years of the twenty-first century, China and India have emerged as world powers. In many respects, this is a return to the historical norm for both countries. For much of the early modern period, China and India were global leaders in a variety of ways. In this book, prominent scholars seek to understand modern China and India through an unprecedented comparative analysis of their long histories. Using new sources, making new connections, and reexamining old assumptions, noted scholars of China and India pair up in each chapter to tackle major questions by combining their expertise. What China and India Once Were details how these two cultural giants arrived at their present state, considers their commonalities and divergences, assesses what is at stake in their comparison, and, more widely, questions whether European modernity provides useful contrasts. In jointly composed chapters, contributors explore ecology, polity, gender relations, religion, literature, science and technology, and more, to provide the richest comparative account ever offered of China and India before the modern era. What China and India Once Were establishes innovative frameworks for understanding the historical and cultural roots of East and South Asia in global context, drawing on the variety of Asian pasts to offer new ways of thinking about Asian presents
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS421
LC item number
.W43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pollock, Sheldon I.
  • Elman, Benjamin A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • China
  • India
  • China
  • Manners and customs
  • China
  • India
  • Kultur
  • China
  • Indien
Label
What China and India once were : the pasts that may shape the global future, edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman
Instantiates
Publication
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
Introduction / Benjamin Elman and Sheldon Pollock -- Life and energy / Sumit Guha and Kenneth Pomeranz -- Conquest, rulership, and the state / Pamela Crossley and Richard M. Eaton -- Gender systems : The exotic Asian and other fallacies / Beverly Bossler and Ruby Lal -- Relating the past : Writing (and rewriting) history / Cynthia Brokaw and Allison Busch -- Sorting out babel : Literature and its changing languages / Stephen Owen and Sheldon Pollock -- Big science : Classicism and conquest / Benjamin Elman and Christopher Minkowski -- Pilgrims in search of religion / Zvi Ben-Dor Benite and Richard H. Davis -- Art and vision : Varieties of world making / Molly Aitken and Eugene Wang -- Afterword : The act of comparing (both sides, now) / Dipesh Chakrabarty and Haun Saussy
Control code
1035215686
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780231184700
Lccn
2018006946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035215686
Label
What China and India once were : the pasts that may shape the global future, edited by Sheldon Pollock and Benjamin Elman
Publication
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
Introduction / Benjamin Elman and Sheldon Pollock -- Life and energy / Sumit Guha and Kenneth Pomeranz -- Conquest, rulership, and the state / Pamela Crossley and Richard M. Eaton -- Gender systems : The exotic Asian and other fallacies / Beverly Bossler and Ruby Lal -- Relating the past : Writing (and rewriting) history / Cynthia Brokaw and Allison Busch -- Sorting out babel : Literature and its changing languages / Stephen Owen and Sheldon Pollock -- Big science : Classicism and conquest / Benjamin Elman and Christopher Minkowski -- Pilgrims in search of religion / Zvi Ben-Dor Benite and Richard H. Davis -- Art and vision : Varieties of world making / Molly Aitken and Eugene Wang -- Afterword : The act of comparing (both sides, now) / Dipesh Chakrabarty and Haun Saussy
Control code
1035215686
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 365 pages
Isbn
9780231184700
Lccn
2018006946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035215686

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