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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 70–98.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Yu Liu The College of William & Mary 2003 The Importance of the Chinese Connection: The Origin of the English Garden Yu Liu Niagara County Community College In the first half...
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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 (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 (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 (2013) 37 (3): 88–90.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Michael Keevak Review Essay Novissima Sinica Michael Keevak National Taiwan University David Porter. The Chinese Taste in Eighteenth-­Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2010). Pp. x...
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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 (2005) 29 (3): 44–75.
Published: 01 September 2005
... naturelle; ouvrage de lacqs, habillemens indiens & chinois, armes anciennes, tant des pays étrangers que de France. . . . &c.” In the largest of the rooms, the objects were stored in Chinese lacquerwork cabinets, above and below which were grouped arrangements of crystal vases, porcelain containers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 46–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... economy of nature drew his attention to the fact that Selborne was itself a crossroads for nature’s extensive cir- culation, effected through both human commerce and natural migration. In Selborne, White observes the presence in his parish of such exotics as Oriental goldfish, a Chinese dog,32 German...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 118–122.
Published: 01 January 2012
... for questioning the assumption that 1688 was a uniquely English event and compares it with the American, French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions. He sees the 1688 revo- lution as a landmark moment in the emergence of a modern state. With pass- ing glances at Scotland and Ireland, his book is concerned...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., and he receives no special sign from Providence to indicate that attacking the idol-­worshippers is his duty. Markley reads this scene as “a revenge fan- tasy for the imagined insults of Dutch torturers and shrewd Chinese mer- chants,” but Crusoe gives no indication of a logical motive besides...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 135–157.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., ranging from the composition of floors; to the dimensions of the drawing room; the existence of a Chinese Room; and the household's coal consumption. 41 An entry for “collections of Prints, Curiositys [ sic ], Gems, Shells, Medals &c”—categories in which she arranged her own museum—is listed...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 63–75.
Published: 01 September 2010
... illustrates with the help of the pornographic poem, A Chinese Tale, but also by examining representations of the tea table as “genteel locus of male anxiety about the wantonness of women’s taste and power.” 2 He argues for Hogarth’s complicity in this anxiety, and that Hogarth’s repudiation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (3): 127–141.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of the “Archipelagan Architect”: Upon taking a look of it, He bursts out, God Damn my Blood My Lord is this your Grecian Architecture what villainy what absurdity If this be Grecian, Give me Chinese give me Gothick, Any thing is better than this, For Shame My Lord Pull it down & Burn...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
... and building of emotion in the audience, which was not an objective of an emblem book. 43 Chambers urged English garden designers to look to the way Chinese gardeners “endeavour to combine [scenes] in such a manner, as not only to appear to the best advantage separately, but likewise to unite in forming...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of the Christian West, those fruits of “universal Commerce.” Crusoe asks rhetorically, “What are their Cities to ours, for Wealth, Strength, Gaiety of Apparel, rich Furniture, and an infinite Variety?” He further qualifies the question by stating that any such Chinese greatness is, while “in itself noth- ing...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... to the fantasy of an overland route to some Chinese paradise (203). Seven years after the Queen fiasco, word came to Collins of dozens of skeletons having been discovered in the woods; he took them for the remains of those Irish “prepossessed with a notion of the possibility of penetrating through...
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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 (2018) 42 (1): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the World. There, the narrator Lien Altangi recounts a Chinese cus- tom of drinking an intoxicating mushroom soup: the lower classes, unable to afford the soup itself, would drink the urine of the upper class in order to achieve intoxication. Altangi’s British friend replies, “Though we have...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 156–164.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Hsia, Adrian, ed. The Vision of China in the English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Hong Kong: Chinese Univ., 1998). Pp. 404. HK $37.50 paper. ISBN 962-201-608-1 Hundert, E. J. The Enlightenment’s Fable: Bernard Mandeville...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 118–127.
Published: 01 September 2004
... a South Pacific route heading towards the Chinese coast, then cruising through the Indian Ocean, and finally returning to France via the Cape of Good Hope on a journey not to exceed two years.16 Bougainville’s text per se has long been accessible to the reader. It contains routine navigational...