|Steam Locomotive Railway at Yokohama Seaside (横浜海岸鉄道蒸気車図 |
Yokohama Kaigan Tetsudo Jokisha Zu), drawn by Utagawa Hiroshige III (三代歌川広重), 1874.
Douglas R. Reynolds’s new book - after forty years of research starting with Carol Reynolds’s doctoral dissertation (Columbia, 1986) - has a long and layered title, East Meets East, Chinese Discover the Modern World in Japan, 1854-1898: A Window on the Intellectual and Social Transformation of Modern China (March 2014). At USCPFA’s Spring Forum, Doug will talk about China in four parts: 1) 1854: why 1854? 2) 1868-98: Chinese discover a modern world in Japan – filled with surprises; 3) intellectual and social changes inside China before 1898 – more surprises; and, finally, 4) China today – more surprises yet.
“Reminiscent of Teng and Fairbank’s classic China’s Response to the West, East Meets East introduces the reader to first-hand accounts of Japan up to the Sino-Japanese War by contemporary Chinese diplomats and other visitors. As such, it will be of interest to students in at least the three fields of Sino-Japanese relations, China’s Self-Strengthening Movement (its achievements and shortcomings), and, not least, the changing social composition of the Chinese scholar-official elite as exemplified by the authors of these accounts. The analysis is detailed, almost encyclopedic, and firmly rooted in current Chinese and Japanese scholarship.”
— Edward Rhoads 路康樂 Emeritus Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
|Dr. Doug Reynolds, Yuntai Mountain Park |
( 云台山园), Henan ( 河南), China
Sunday, May 18, 2014 4:30PM
Agnes Scott College, Teasley Lecture Hall
M. Bullock Science Center, E. Dougherty St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Look for the US-China Special Event Signs on Campus. Parking is available off Dougherty St.
See the book cover details and come prepared! Purchase the book at this link.