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Emulating Sinology: Methodology and Exoticism in Recent European Publications on Asian History

Abstract : This paper documents how academic work on non-European areas by scholars not specialised in the corresponding fields tend to result in publications with a lower scientific value and marred by cultural prejudices. These publications in turn spread simplified and erroneous ideas because their audience is not aware of the lack of specialisation of their authors. By their awkward emulation of classical Sinology, such publications also allow us to distinguish some of the intrinsic strengths and weaknesses of contemporary Sinology.
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Contributor : Grégoire Espesset <>
Submitted on : Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 5:37:36 AM
Last modification on : Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:34:50 PM

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Grégoire Espesset. Emulating Sinology: Methodology and Exoticism in Recent European Publications on Asian History. Looking from West to East: A Discussion-Presentation of Current Western Studies of Chinese Culture, Jun 2012, Hualien, Taiwan. ⟨halshs-00713346⟩

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