The Story of a Stele
China's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916
By (author) Michael Keevak
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Story of a Stele by Michael Keevak
Book DescriptionThe thesis of this book is that when Westerners discussed the Nestorian monument they were not really talking about China at all.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789622098954
(236mm x 157mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
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Author Biography - Michael Keevak
Michael Keevak is a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. He is the author of two books, Sexual Shakespeare: Forgery, Authorship, Portraiture (2001), and The Pretended Asian: George Psalmanazar's Eighteenth-Century Formosan Hoax (2004). He has also begun work on a new project: How East Asians Came to be Yellow: An Essay in the History of Racial Thinking.
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