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‘Bearing Confucius’ Morals to Britannia's Ears': China

Ros Ballaster

in Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662–1785

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199234295
eISBN:
9780191696657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234295.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter charts the tendency to represent China as a space of inauthenticity, or fictionality, that emerged in the 18th century with the decline in the dominance and credibility of Jesuit ... More


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

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

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 ... More


Introduction Writing China into the English Self

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Provides an overview of the book’s argument and defines key terms—including China, chinoiserie, orientalism, and prehistory—in the context of a literary critical framework.


Defoe’s TrinketsFiction’s Spectral Traffic

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

Defoe’s fiction, particularly Captain Singleton, presents a fantasy of English commerce that rewrites the material conditions of the early eighteenth-century China trade to favor England. Defoe uses ... More


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