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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of Great Britain to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794 (1807)—and its imaginative engagement with Chinese culture. While Macartney’s narrative partakes of formal and aesthetic qualities associated with travel writing from the Grand Tour and with scientific exploration, it cannot wholly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 76–80.
Published: 01 September 2010
... William Kent and his patron, the Earl of Burlington, or the poet-­gardener Alexander Pope. Staying true to the vision of these artists means not exaggerating their engagement with the ideas of China — in fact, quite the opposite. People like Horace Wal- pole and the Earl of Shaftesbury expressed...
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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 (2006) 30 (1): 56–75.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Walpole’s 1757 jeu d’esprit “Letter from Xo Ho” (addressed to “Lien Chi at Peking and borrowing freely from the Marquis d’Argens’ Chinese Letters (translated into English in 1741), as well as from the Jesuit writings collected in Jean-Baptiste Du Halde’s A Description of the Empire of China...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the formal garden, Temple was championing a more naturalistic kind of landscaping art. While doing both, however, he was discussing what the Chinese had thought and done. In hindsight, it is this reference to China that marked the critically important initial precip- itation of the English gardening...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 108–117.
Published: 01 April 2003
... in the first part on aspects of the Chinese per- ception of Europe. One stresses the highly selective nature of the vision of Europe that the remarkable Chinese-speaking Jesuit missionaries wished to convey. Ultimately, though they created a favorable image of China in Europe, they went to China to convert...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 164–180.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., to China and Japan— and from 1808 he reread time and again Marco Polo’s travels to China. In his explanatory notes on the Divan, Goethe commented extensively on Polo, as well as on early travelers, imaginary or real, including John Mandeville, Pietro della...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire (Princeton: Princeton Univ., 1994), 182. 23. Julia Weber, “Copying and Competition: Meissen Porcelain and the Saxon Triumph over the Emperor of China,” in The Transformative Power of the Copy: A Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Approach , ed. Corinna Forberg...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 102–109.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of China and the tropical backdrops to the crocodile and orang- utan. Even discrepancies between the story told by the text and the images were sacrificed to the objective of packing as much information as possible into an expensive folio volume. But these books were not published exclusively...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 115–119.
Published: 01 April 2014
...; India; and China. Ballaster shows us how Oriental tales “moved” — ​as arti- Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 38, Number 2, Spring 2014  doi 10.1215/00982601-2646218 Copyright 2014 by Duke University Press 115...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2023
... on a silk hanging scroll. His face is recognizable from the draft and completed Bunmu portraits, but the pose is notably more casual and the composition is much more elaborate, with a background of rocks and trees, an example of China's influence on Korean artists. Unlike their Chinese contemporaries...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 60–67.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., but in the rewrite, he added “in cucumbers,” thereby turning a phrase borrowed from H. A. Giles’s Civilisation in China into a Swiftian allusion (to part 3 of Gulliver’s Travels).7 In like manner, in “A Wet Night,” but not in the corresponding part of Dream, Belacqua “does the King of Brobdingnag in a quick...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... translation of Peter Osbeck’s A Voyage to China and the East Indies. White was an enthusiastic reader of the accounts of traveling naturalists, particularly those written by Linnaeus’s so-called apostles. In Selborne, he refers directly to a number of travel nar- ratives — including Frederik...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... months prior, on the Queen, had taken flight “with the chime- rical idea of walking to China, or of finding some country wherein they would be received and entertained without labour.” (On September 26th, the Queen had landed one hundred and thirty-three men, and twenty-two women, all of whom were...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... for Sale 77 plays, coinciding with an enormous growth in consumption, helped change the very meaning of fi reworks for the audience. Fireworks developed fi rst in China where they had a long tradition as entertainment and as a tool for war. They appeared in Europe during the fi fteenth...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 110–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., and the Arts in the British World, 1750 – 1850 (Princeton: Princeton Univ., 2010). Pp. xxx + 514. $45.95 Hsia, Florence C. Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2009). Pp. xv + 273. 28 ills. $45 Hudson, Wayne...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... signal virginal stature after having very successfully transitioned from primitive to sophisticated ultramodern mercantile activities. His spe- cialized free-trading in the Spice Islands, China, and Russia, undertaken without formal apprenticeship, duplicates some of the expertly managed enterprises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Sales, If Sold. Money received, and Property converted into Money. Value of Property not converted into Money. Cash in the House} Cash at Bankers } 147.0.5½ Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, Pictures, Wearing Apparel, Jewels, and Ornaments Do bequeathed to Miss Smith 4 301.19.6 9.17.0...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
... shores, Who load the Thames with India's passing stores, Who turn'd on golden realms th’ exploring eye, And raised thy glories, COMMERCE! to the sky; Who gave, when summer burn'd, the light array, And sooth'd the bard with CHINA'S fragrant tea, Say! for your PIERCE cou'd I the verse prolong, Say...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (2): 92–114.
Published: 01 April 2009
... in his 1759 Orphan of China by having his tyrant Timurkan threaten both Zamti, the pious mandarin, and his wife onstage, and then making their adopted son witness the threats.25 John Brown uses a different tech- nique, the sentimentally involved witness, when in the 1756 Athelstan he has the Saxon...