A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860–1940

Contributors to this volume use the methodologies of conceptual and global history to explore the social and economic development of Asia across eight decades. Case studies from a number of different countries, including China, Japan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Ottoman Empire show how the adoption of certain Western words reflects attitudes to concepts of ‘economy’ or ‘society’. The book challenges accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread through Asia and shows how versatile Asian intellectuals were in introducing European concepts and in blending them with local traditions.
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