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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 76–80.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Chi-ming Yang Yu Liu. Seeds of a Different Eden: Chinese Gardening Ideas and a New English Aesthetic Ideal (Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina, 2008). Pp. x + 208. 9 ills. $39.95 Duke University Press 2009 Review Essay Gardening, Eurocentrism...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2002
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (2): 20–28.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Goldsmith’s Chinese philosopher, Lien Chi Altangi, stands out from the crowd of such fi ctional informants, however, both because he is made to play a larger role than this, and because he serves as more than just an estranging device. Although Lien Chi frequently misreads situations and gets things...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 88–90.
Published: 01 September 2013
... + 230. 26 ills. $90 Chi-ming­ Yang. Performing China: Virtue, Commerce, and Orientalism in Eighteenth-­ Century England, 1660 – ​1760 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2011). Pp. ix + 270. 16 ills. $70 J These two new volumes overlap considerably in terms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., and documenta- tion exists discussing the significance of the British and tracing the stages of their journey to and from Peking.15 As early as October 1792, the Chi- nese had identified the embassy as a tribute mission from a vassal state, rather than as a diplomatic encounter between equal nations...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
... of the heavens; beast fables critique these hierar- chies from the perspective of the animal realm. “Libertine Orientalism,” chap- ter 4, examines Abbé Prévost’s Story of a Modern Greek Woman (1740), Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon’s The Sofa (1742), and Denis Diderot’s Indiscreet Jewels (1748), three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Richard Cambridge wrote in 1756, “it is certain that we are the first Europeans to have founded their taste.”1 Cambridge, who is often quoted to show that the English denied any debt to Chinese design from the very beginning, here casts doubt on the Chi- nese connection by characterizing the supposed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 133–143.
Published: 01 January 2013
...). Pp. xiii + 247. 17 ills. $110 Yang, Chi-­Ming. Performing China: Virtue, Commerce, and Orientalism in Eighteenth-­ Century England, 1660  –  1760 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2011). Pp. ix + 270. 8 ills. $70 Yokota, Kariann Akemi. Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 17–28.
Published: 01 January 2001
...-Benfield, The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Chi- cago & London: Univ. of Chicago, 1992), pp. 55–65; Rictor Norton, Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700–1830 (London: GMP, 1992), pp. 44–69; Shelley Burtt...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2000) 24 (3): 112–126.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Swift (München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1998). Pp. 367. ISBN 3-7705-3298-8 Rice, John A. Antonio Salieri and Viennese Opera (Chicago & London: Univ. of Chi- cago, 1998). Pp. xx + 648. $95. ISBN 0-226-71125-0 ECL24308-112b-bksrec.jm 121...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 1–22.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of rounds or circuits superadded to Lucretius begun with the rowling skies commanded by Venus in The beginning of the First Book, line 4.23 Here, nature s speech enacts the repetition it describes run the round again, the round I ran before (3:140) via insistent alliteration, chi- asmus (run...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of mercantile adventuring, taken in context, suggests further his sustained virginal status— as does his persistent asexual childlikeness. Indeed, the Farther Adventures’ memorable episode of Crusoe’s destruc- tion of the Tartar pagan idol Cham-Chi-Thaungu is conducted like a boy’s rowdy caper. Crusoe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 119–139.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and Smith on War and Acquiescence 1 2 9 King and the Brunswick invasion. Setting the events of the novel at a slightly earlier period allowed some useful distance. From the beginning, the hero Orlando is critical of the traditional chi- valric military ethos associated with the wealthy estate owner Mrs. Ray...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 January 2001
...- tices of romantic gallantry and the existence of a cultured and civilized nation. In his essay “Of the Rise and Progress of the Arts and Sciences” (in Essays Moral and Political [1741, 1742 Hume contends that monar- chies and tyrannies generally provide hospitable grounds...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of four anapestic feet (like metrical tales, deformity poems perpetuate “older” meters and “older” verse forms). Tightly structured around a chi- astic reversal (nature/nose, art/painting), it showed contemporaries how to anglicize Martial’s compressed antitheses. In “Forma Bonnum Fragile,” Prior...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the Missionarys from Rome have Religion (truly so calld) mongst the Chi- nese.” Less whimsically, William Bogdani, clerk to the ordnance at the Tower of London, congratulated Johnson on “the Success & Progress” of SGS in “A Town separated from the Rest of Mankind” (Corr. SGS, 41, 224). At one level...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (3): 23–179.
Published: 01 September 2008
... better to perform that wch is due to my country: which must and will be, unless we divest o[u]rselves of all natural principles, one of ye first things in o[u]r thoughts; and Guarini,3 who was almost as good a Philosopher as Poet, has said perfectly well Pur è soave cosa, à chi del tutto...