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The Resource From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia, Pankaj Mishra

From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia, Pankaj Mishra

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From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia
Title
From the ruins of empire
Title remainder
the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia
Statement of responsibility
Pankaj Mishra
Title variation
Revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia
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Language
eng
Summary
A little more than a century ago, independent thinkers across Asia sought to frame a distinct intellectual tradition that would inspire the continent's rise to dominance. Yet this did not come to pass, and today those thinkers-Tagore, Gandhi, and later Nehru in India; Liang Qichao and Sun Yat-sen in China; Jama; al-Din al-Afghani and Abdurreshi al Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire - are seen as outsiders within the main anticolonial tradition. But as Pankaj Mishra demonstrates in this enthralling portrait of like minds, Asia's revolt against the West is not one led by faith fired terrorists and thwarted peasants; rather, it is rooted in the ideas of these once renowned intellectuals. Now, when the ascendancy of Asia seems possible as never before, this book is as necessary as it is timely - a book indispensable to our understanding of the world and our place in it
Summary
Provides an overview of the great thinkers and philosophers from across Asia who helped change and shape the modern continent, including Tagore and Gandhi in India, China's Liang Qichao, the Ottoman Empire's Abdurreshi al Ibrahim
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10144503
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JDP
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Mishra, Pankaj
Dewey number
950.4092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS12
LC item number
.M57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • East and West
  • East and West
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • Civilization
  • East and West
  • Asia
Target audience
adult
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the intellectuals who remade Asia
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From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia, Pankaj Mishra
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-340) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism
  • The European interlude
  • Apotheosis in Persia
  • In a golden cage : al-Afghani's last days in Istanbul
  • The long aftermath
  • Liang Qichao's China and the fate of Asia
  • The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan
  • The first impulses of reform
  • Japan and the perils of exile
  • The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat
  • Asia subordinated
  • Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism
  • Liang and democracy in America
  • The temptations of autocracy and revolution
  • 1919, 'changing the history of the world'
  • The United States and its promises of self-determination
  • Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism?
  • Making the world unsafe for democracy
  • The decline of the West?
  • Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country
  • Asia remade
  • Egypt : 'the beginning of a series of great misfortunes'
  • The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization
  • Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists
  • The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives
  • 'The Chinese people have stood up'
  • The rise of the 'rest'
  • An ambiguous revenge
  • The slow battering of India and China
  • The new global hierarchy
  • The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
  • An insignificant man in rough garments
  • The 'sick man' of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy
  • Egypt : the polemicist emerges
Control code
ocn861798691
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Isbn
9781250037718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861798691
Label
From the ruins of empire : the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia, Pankaj Mishra
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism
  • The European interlude
  • Apotheosis in Persia
  • In a golden cage : al-Afghani's last days in Istanbul
  • The long aftermath
  • Liang Qichao's China and the fate of Asia
  • The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan
  • The first impulses of reform
  • Japan and the perils of exile
  • The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat
  • Asia subordinated
  • Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism
  • Liang and democracy in America
  • The temptations of autocracy and revolution
  • 1919, 'changing the history of the world'
  • The United States and its promises of self-determination
  • Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism?
  • Making the world unsafe for democracy
  • The decline of the West?
  • Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country
  • Asia remade
  • Egypt : 'the beginning of a series of great misfortunes'
  • The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization
  • Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists
  • The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives
  • 'The Chinese people have stood up'
  • The rise of the 'rest'
  • An ambiguous revenge
  • The slow battering of India and China
  • The new global hierarchy
  • The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani
  • An insignificant man in rough garments
  • The 'sick man' of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy
  • Egypt : the polemicist emerges
Control code
ocn861798691
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 356 pages
Isbn
9781250037718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861798691

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