Explorers and Scientists in Chinas Borderlands, 1880-1950

Paperback | September 26, 2011

EditorDenise M. Glover, Stevan Harrell, Charles F. McKhann

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The scientists and explorers profiled in this engaging study of pioneering Euro-American exploration of late imperial and Republican China range from botanists to ethnographers to missionaries. Although a diverse lot, all believed in objective, progressive, and universally valid science; a close association between scientific and humanistic knowledge; a lack of conflict between science and faith; and the union of the natural world and the world of "nature people." Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands examines their cultural and personal assumptions while emphasizing their remarkable lives, and considers their contributions to a body of knowledge that has important contemporary significance.

Essays are devoted to D. C. Graham, Joseph Rock, Reginald Farrer and George Forrest, Ernest Henry Wilson, Paul Vial, Johan Gunnar Andersson and Ding Wenjiang, and Friedrich Weiss and Hedwig Weiss-Sonnenburg. Richly illustrated with historic photographs, this collection reveals the extraordinary lives and times of these remarkable people.

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The scientists and explorers profiled in this engaging study of pioneering Euro-American exploration of late imperial and Republican China range from botanists to ethnographers to missionaries. Although a diverse lot, all believed in objective, progressive, and universally valid science; a close association between scientific and human...

Denise M. Glover is visiting assistant professor of anthropology, University of Puget Sound; Stevan Harrell is professor of anthropology, University of Washington; Charles F. McKhann is professor of anthropology, Whitman College; Margaret Byrne Swain is associate adjunct professor of women and gender studies, University of California, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.03 × 6.03 × 0.75 inPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295991186

ISBN - 13:9780295991184

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Table of Contents

Preface, Denise M. Glover

Introduction, Stevan Harrell

1. The Eyes of Others, Erik Mueggler

2. At Home in Two Worlds, Denise M. Glover

3. Searching for the "Lolos", Tamara Wyss

4. Classifying Joseph Rock, Alvin Yoshinaga et al.

5. Franc-Catholic Modernizer Paul Vial, Margaret B. Swain

6. David Crockett Graham, Charles F. McKhann and Alan Waxman

7. David Crocket Graham in Chinese Intellectual History, Jeff Kyong-McClain and Geng Jing

8. Science across Borders, Johan Gunnar Andersson and Ding Wenjiang

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….a very valuable contribution that advances our understanding of an unfairly neglected topic in the study of China’s borderlands.

- Fa-Ti Fan - Journal of Asian Studies - 2014