DE-CENTERING CHINESE HISTORY

@article{Herman2017DECENTERINGCH,
  title={DE-CENTERING CHINESE HISTORY},
  author={John E. Herman},
  journal={Journal of Chinese History},
  year={2017},
  volume={2},
  pages={191 - 201}
}
What would Chinese history look like if we were to examine it from the perspective of the peoples living along China's periphery? How might a non-Chinese perspective challenge the dominant themes in Chinese historiography, themes which represent Chinese history as a linear narrative arising from the Central Plain and its original inhabitants, the Han Chinese? If, for example, we rely solely on Chinese sources to tell us about Chinese-Jurchen/Manchu relations during the first half of the… Expand

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