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Things Modern: Material Culture And Everyday Life In China

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Unknown Binding, 382 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Not Avail (first published October 2006)
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The objective of Frank Dikötter’s book is to challenge perceptions about China’s material culture; specifically, a perpetuated notion that the people of China exhibited a ‘hostility to foreign things’. (22) Dikötter reveals the interconnectivity of Eastern and Western material culture and highlights the dual nature of foreign object appropriation in China. From the outset, it is claimed that foreign items could function as both displays of social status, yet were also present in the daily lives ...more
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Frank Dikötter is the Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Professor of the Modern History of China on leave from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Born in the Netherlands in 1961, he was educated in Switzerland and graduated from the University of Geneva with a Double Major in History and Russian. After two years in the People's Republic
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