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The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross-Cultural Encounters

Adele Lee
Format
Book
Published
Vancouver ; Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : copublished by The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9781611475159, 1611475155, 9781611475166, 1611475163
Summary
"This book offers a timely examination of cultural encounters between Britain, China, and Japan, past and present. It challenges Edward Said's model of East/West relations and offers a radical reconceptualization of the English Renaissance by suggesting it was not so different from the increasingly Sinocentric world we currently inhabit"--
Contents
  • Introduction : "What's past is prologue"
  • Part one. THe English Renaissance. Decrypting Dee's dreams : an Elizabethan Magus and the search for Cathay
  • "Dumb shewes of (dis)curtesie" : England's first encounter with China
  • "Naturalised Japanners" : "Samurai William" and the English in Hirado, 1613-1623
  • Part two. The East Asian Renaissance. (RE)MADE IN CHINA : Shakespeare in the twenty-first century
  • "Sheikusupia to Nippon" : paradox, parody, and pastiche
  • Afterword : the rise of East Asia and the future of early modern studies.
Description
xxxvii, 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-173) and index.
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