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Cosmopolitanism in China: 1600-1950

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Over the course of this conference, Cosmopolitanism in China, 1600–1950, we shall explore and rethink aspects of modern Chinese culture, religion, state, and society from various Eurasian and global perspectives. A focus on cosmopolitanism will open new views of the literati theory of knowledge, the transition from the Qing regime to the modern republic, the creation of new social and legal associations, and shifting perceptions of the domestic and the foreign. The conference held at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on September 7 and 8, 2012, and is part of “Constructing Modern Knowledge in China, 1600–1949,” a project headed by So-an Chang of the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica.

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