Chinese Encyclopaedias of New Global Knowledge (1870-1930)

Changing Ways of Thought

  • Milena Doleželová-Velingerová
  • Rudolf G Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 453-472

About this book


This is a set of pioneering studies on Chinese encyclopaedias of modern knowledge (1870-1930). At a transitional time when modern knowledge was sought after yet few modern schools were available, these works were crucial sources of information for an entire generation.

This volume investigates many of these encyclopaedias, which were never reprinted and are hardly known even to specialists, for the first time. The contributors to this collection all specialize in the period in question and have worked together for a number of years. The resulting studies show that these encyclopaedias open a unique window onto the migration and ordering systems of knowledge across cultural and linguistic borders.


Chinese Education Chinese Encyclopedias 1870-1930 Chinese-Western Intellectual Relations Knowledge Migration and Exchange Scholarly Ordering Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Milena Doleželová-Velingerová
    • 1
  • Rudolf G Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.Praha 6Czech Republic
  2. 2.Exzellenzcluster "Asia and Europe"Karl Jasper CentreHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35915-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35916-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6578
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