History, Space, and Ethnicity: The Chinese Worldview

  title={History, Space, and Ethnicity: The Chinese Worldview},
  author={Q. Edward Wang},
  journal={Journal of World History},
  pages={285 - 305}
  • Q. Wang
  • Published 1 November 1999
  • History
  • Journal of World History
In writing this article, I attempt to answer two interrelated questions: ( i ) What was the Chinese perception of the world, or world history, before China came into close contact with the rest of the world in the nineteenth century? And (2) how did this perception affect the work of historians from the Han dynasty (206 b.c-a.d. 220) onward? Their interrelation is shown in that the former was not only reflected in the latter, but also, from time to time, molded by it. For it was the knowl edge… 
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