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in Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter shows how the urban spaces of the Chinese museum and the Chinese opium den became important locations for metonymic visions of China itself, and also demonstrates the problems incurred by ... More


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