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A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

ISBN : 9780190887438

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Author: 
Eugenia Zuroski
Pages
304 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
May 2018
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Through an examination of England's obsession with Chinese things throughout the long eighteenth century, A Taste for China argues that chinoiserie in literature and material culture played a central role in shaping emergent conceptions of taste and subjectivity.

Index: 

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction: China and The Prehistory of Orientalism
Chapter 1: The Cosmopolitan Nation, Where Order in Variety We See
Chapter 2: The Chinese Touchstone of the Tasteful Imagination
Chapter 3: Defoe's Trinkets: Fiction's Spectral Traffic
Chapter 4: Nature to Advantage Drest: The Poetry of Subjectivity
Chapter 5: How Chinese Things Became Oriental
Chapter 6: Disenchanting China: Orientalism and the English Novel
Afterword: Rethinking Modern Taste

About the author: 

Eugenia Zuroski is Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

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