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Oriental networks : culture, commerce, and communication in the long eighteenth century / edited by Bärbel Czennia and Greg Clingham.

Publication:
Lewisberg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Series:
Aperçus (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Aperçus : histories texts cultures
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Subjects:
East and West -- History -- 18th century.
Globalization -- History -- 18th century.
Civilization, Modern -- 18th century.
Social networks -- History -- 18th century.
Enlightenment -- History -- 18th century.
Civilization, Modern.
East and West.
Enlightenment.
Globalization.
Social networks.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Oriental Networks explores forms of interconnectedness between Western and Eastern hemispheres during the long eighteenth century, a period of improving transportation technology, expansion of intercultural contacts, and the emergence of a global economy. In eight case studies and a substantial introduction, the volume examines relationships between individuals and institutions, precursors to modern networks that engaged in forms of intercultural exchange. Addressing the exchange of cultural commodities (plants, animals, and artifacts), cultural practices and ideas, the roles of ambassadors and interlopers, and the literary and artistic representation of networks, networkers, and networking, contributors discuss the effects on people previously separated by vast geographical and cultural distance. Rather than idealizing networks as inherently superior to other forms of organization, Oriental Networks also considers Enlightenment expressions of resistance to networking that inform modern skepticism toward the concept of the global network and its politics. In doing so the volume contributes to the increasingly global understanding of culture and communication. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Knowing and Growing Tea: China, Britain, and the Formation of a Modern Global Commodity / Richard Coulton
2. China-Pugs: The Global Circulation of Chinoiseries, Porcelain, and Lapdogs, 1660-1800 / Stephanie Howard-Smith
3. Green Rubies from the Ganges: Eighteenth-Century Gardening as Intercultural Networking / Barbel Czennia
4. The Blood of Noble Martyrs: Penelope Aubin's Global Economy of Virtue as Critique of Imperial Networks / Samara Anne Cahill
5. Robert Morrison and the Dialogic Representation of Imperial China / Jennifer L. Hargrave
6. At Home with Empire? Charles Lamb, the East India Company, and "The South Sea House" / James Watt
7. Commerce and Cosmology on Lord George Macartney's Embassy to China, 1792
1794 / Greg Clincham
8. Extreme Networking: Maria Graham's Mountaintop, Underground, Intercontinental, and Otherwise Multidimensional Connections / Kevin L. Cope.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Czennia, Bärbel, 1961- editor.
Clingham, Greg, editor.
Other format:
Online version: Oriental networks.
ISBN:
9781684482719
1684482712
9781684482726
1684482720
9781684482733
9781684482740
9781684482757
OCLC:
1149278203
Publisher Number:
99986099088