The Chinese Influence on the Spanish Enlightenment

Russell, Nicholas.


  • Abstract: Sustained direct contact with China in the early modern period brought into focus distinguishing and—to many in the West—enviable characteristics of the Chinese Empire: riches, efficiency, a political system widely judged to be benign, and a culture superior in many respects to others, with arts, science, philosophies, and political institutions from which Europeans could learn. ... read more
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