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Benjamin Bowen Carter as an Agent of Global Knowledge
Author: Man Shun Yeung
Benjamin Bowen Carter (1771-1831), one of the first Americans to speak and read Chinese, studied Chinese in Canton and advocated its use in diplomacy decades before America established a formal relationship with China. Drawing on rediscovered manuscripts, this book reconstructs Carter’s multilingual learning experience, reveals how he helped translate a diplomatic document into Chinese, describes his interactions with European sinologists, and traces his attempts to convince the US government and American academics of the practical and cultural value of Chinese studies. The cross-cultural perspective employed in this book emphasizes the reciprocal dynamics of Carter’s relationships with Chinese and European “others,” while Carter’s story itself forces a rewriting of the earliest years of US-China relations.
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
In: An American Pioneer of Chinese Studies in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Author: Giulia Falato
In: Alfonso Vagnone’s Tongyou Jiaoyu (On the Education of Children, c. 1632)