CrossAsia Entry: China um 1900 in den Augen der Zeit
http://www.china1900.info/ (Diana Ehrenwert, Austria) Description: A wonderful tour into old China, providing views and commentaries from a wealth of different contemporary sources such as entries from the famous German encyclopaedia "Meyers Großes Konversationslexikon", talks given by Otto Franke at the beginning of the last century, polemics by Gu Hongming, novels by Guo Moruo and Ba Jin, and many more (the whole list is given in the bibliography). Citation: These pages bring to you what eyes have seen in China a hundred years ago, what ears have heard and brushes and quills have noted. They convey what Chinese literati and Western adventurers, scientists, diplomats and missionaries have lived to see around 1900 in Peking, Shanghai, Tsingdao, ..., and what they thought. If we borrow their open eyes and follow their thoughts then we will see -- surprisingly enough: ourselves. We will better understand the China of today and gain new perspectives on the world we live in now. The men and women of those days can help us make a better guess on what the future will bring to us [...] [tr. from German by HL]. Site content: (1) Einleitung (introduction); (2) Orte (places); (3) Literati und Abenteurer (literati and adventurers); (4) Leben (life); (5) Einschnitte (events); (6) Verwendete Bücher (bibliography).
Subject: East-West relations, Qing dynasty, Society Region: China CN Language: German
Ressource type: Collection of articles/texts, Still image Imported from IGCS