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Author Zhang, Chunjie, author

Title Transculturality and German discourse in the age of European colonialism / Chunjie Zhang
Published Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction. Defining transculturality; or, Reading from the other side -- Georg Forster in Oceania : enlightenment, sentiment, and the intrusion of the South Seas -- Adelbert von Chamisso's friendship : genre, Kadu, and relations -- Krusoe Robinson's adventure : technology of the self and double consciousness in Joachim Heinrich Campe's Robinson der Jungere -- The new world, femininity, and refusal of tragedy in August von Kotzebue's melodramas -- Johann Gottfried Herder : historicism, cultural relativism, and the Iroquois perpetual peace -- Immanuel Kant's Physische Geographie : authorship and the geographical order of things -- Epilogue
Summary In Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism, Chunjie Zhang examines the South Pacific travel writings of George Forster and Adelbert von Chamisso, literary works by August von Kotzebue and Johann Joachim Campe, Herder's philosophy of history, and Kant's theory of geography from the perspective of non-European impact during the age of Europe's colonial expansion. She explores what these texts show about German and European superiority, the critique of the slave trade, European moral debauchery, acknowledgments of non-European cultural achievements, and sympathy with colonized peoples. Moving beyond the question of empire versus enlightenment, Zhang's book diligently detects global connections, offering much to scholars of literature, culture, and intellectual history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.
Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803 -- Criticism and interpretation
Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819 -- Criticism and interpretation
Campe, Joachim Heinrich, 1746-1818 -- Criticism and interpretation
Chamisso, Adelbert von, 1781-1838 -- Criticism and interpretation
Forster, Georg, 1754-1794 -- Criticism and interpretation
Campe, Joachim Heinrich, 1746-1818. fast (OCoLC)fst00010334
Chamisso, Adelbert von, 1781-1838. fast (OCoLC)fst00053859
Forster, Georg, 1754-1794. fast (OCoLC)fst00008624
Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803. fast (OCoLC)fst00047505
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804. fast (OCoLC)fst00031763
Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819. fast (OCoLC)fst00000108
Subject Travelers' writings, German -- History and criticism
German literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
German literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
German literature.
Travelers' writings, German.
SUBJECT Oceania -- In literature
Subject Oceania.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780810134799