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Author Zuroski Jenkins, Eugenia.

Title A taste for China : English subjectivity and the prehistory of Orientalism / Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
copyright 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 282 pages) : illustrations
Series Global Asias
Global Asias.
Summary 'A Taste for China' offers an account of how literature of the long eighteenth century generated a model of English selfhood dependent on figures of China. It shows how various genres of writing in this period call upon 'things Chinese' to define the tasteful English subject of modernity. Chinoiserie is no mere exotic curiosity in this culture, but a potent, multivalent sign of England's participation in a cosmopolitan world order
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Orientalism in literature.
Chinese diaspora in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199345991 ebook