By Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy
This paintings analyzes quite a few photos of China together with media equivalent to released and unpublished travelogues, newspaper bills, artifacts, pictures, respectable diplomatic reviews in addition to perceptions via artwork, trade, and missionaries. Illustrated.
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Its results were published under the title As Others See Page 13 Us. 11 Its editors, Bernard Lewis, Edmund Leites, and Margaret Case, were at pains to present all sides of the controversary, and to a large extent they succeeded. . 13 Harold Z. Schiffrin gives special attention to Japan in "The Response and Reaction of East Asia to Its Scholarly Study by the West," his contribution to the Princeton symposium. He observes that Western writers who are highly critical of modern Japan, such as E. H.
2. Akira Iriye, Across the Pacific: An Inner History of East Asian-American Relations (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1957); Iriye, After Imperialism: The Search for a New Order in the Far East (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965); Iriye, Pacific Estrangement: Japanese and American Expansion, 1897-1911 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972): Iriye, Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War, 1941-1945 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981). -China Relations," Occasional Paper No. : Wilson Center, Asia Program, 1988), 37-42.
The missionaries sowed the seeds of the idea that America could lead them out of all thisby force, if necessary. Part II, "The Image Grows," picks up where Downs and Rubinstein leave off, with an essay by Raymond F. Wylie on the origins of official diplomatic relations arising out of both the needs of American merchants and the aggressive idealism of the missionaries. In fascinating detail, Wylie chronicles American diplomatic efforts from 1843 to 1857; not noble, but sometimes following the United States' own interests in championing a strong and open China.
America views China: American images of China then and now by Jonathan Goldstein, Jerry Israel, Hilary Conroy