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Dialogues across civilizations : sketches in world history from the Chinese and European experiences
AuthorPrazniak, Roxann
Pub. LocationTaipei 臺北PublisherSMC Publishing
Date1997Phys. Desc.xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
LocationAdmin. Office GalleryCall NumberDS721.P73 1997
Dialogues across civilizations : sketches in world history from the Chinese and European experiences / Roxann Prazniak.
Originally published Boulder, Colo., Westview Press, 1996.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-207) and index.

"Dialogues Across Civilizations sets the histories of China and Europe alongside one another. Each chapter stands as an essay that imaginatively places historical individuals and events in proximity to one another and explores a specific topic — gender relations, rural politics, artistic renderings of nature, to name a few — through the stories of persons who reflected on similar questions but in different social and cultural settings. Through this juxtaposition, Chinese and European civilizations illuminate each other’s achievements, problems, and limitations in a range of areas from urban history to religious faith.

Privileging neither Europe nor China, this work offers an innovative move away from relativism and multiculturalism towards an analysis that focuses on relationships between social choices and consequences. As a result, both common and divergent perspectives on the human condition emerge for discussion. Drawing upon a rich literature of cross-societal studies, Dialogues Across Civilizations generates reflection on themes central to the study of world history as well as European and Asian history."--Publisher note.

China--Civilization--16th-17th centuries--European views
China--Civilization--19th century--Western views and opinions
Europe--Civilization--Chinese views and opinions
East and West
SeriesEssays in world history
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute [AEC]Rec. #19165
ISBN9789576384387 ; 9576384389OCLC818562473