China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome

China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome

Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938

Murray, Chris

Oxford University Press






15 a 20 dias


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1: A Classical Cathay and a Real China 2: 'Ancestral Voices Prophesying War': Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edward Gibbon, and the Warnings of History 3: The White Snake, Apollonius of Tyana, and John Keats's Lamia 4: Charles Lamb, Roast Pork, and Willow Crockery 5: Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay': British Progress, the Opium Trade, and Tennyson's Retrospection 6: A Greek Tragedy in China: Thomas de Quincey's Opium Wars Journalism 7: 'From those flames no light': The Summer Palace in 1860 and Beyond 8: Coda: 'All things fall and are built again': Yeats's Daoist Optimism and the Fall of the Qing Empire Appendix: Sara Coleridge, 'Tennyson's "Lotos-Eaters" with a New Conclusion'
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