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Revisiting the sinophilia/sinophobia dichotomy in the European enlightenment through Adam Smith’s ‘duties of government’

@inproceedings{Millar2010RevisitingTS,
  title={Revisiting the sinophilia/sinophobia dichotomy in the European enlightenment through Adam Smith’s ‘duties of government’},
  author={Ashley Eva Millar},
  year={2010}
}
The Middle Kingdom, as a relatively unknown advanced civilisation, held a unique position in Enlightenment thought, as Europeans tried to understand a widening world and their own place in it. European views of China in the early modern period have been widely studied. While the predominant paradigm has been to analyse a shift from sinophilia to sinophobia, disagreements over the extent, nature and timing of this shift suggest that the rigid juxtaposition may not always be useful. In order to… Expand
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