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By Minghui Hu,Johan Elverskog

ISBN-10: 1604979003

ISBN-13: 9781604979008

on the top of the Cultural Revolution and the chilly warfare in 1971, the historian Joseph Levenson made the astute commentary that China was cosmopolitan as a result of Confucianism. at the moment, the inspiration of China, less Confucianism, as by some means being cosmopolitan could have stunned lots of his readers, in particular simply because such a lot of traditional rules approximately China-ranging from its "kith and family members" social constitution to its purportedly everlasting and monolithic nation structure-seem to mirror a society that used to be the very antithesis of cosmopolitanism. certainly, even now, or maybe much more so now as a result of starting to be chinese language nationalism, Han chauvinism, and international fears of a emerging China, the assumption of chinese language cosmopolitanism could strike many as sick conceived.Levenson, as with lots of his scholarship, used to be sincerely directly to anything vital. in reality, within the present educational weather it kind of feels nearly irresponsible to not tackle this. This e-book is for this reason a much-needed pioneering try and discover the consequences and probabilities of Levenson's powerful commentary relating to China in terms of the starting to be scholarship on cosmopolitanism all over the world. it truly is a big intervention in either the present scholarship on smooth China and the scholarship on cosmopolitanism in its international articulations.

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