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The Birth of Orientalism–Now Available

The Birth of Orientalism

Urs App

568 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4261-4 | $79.95 | £52.00

A volume in the Encounters with Asia series

The Birth of OrientalismModern Orientalism was born in the eighteenth century after a very long gestation period defined less by economic or political motives than by religious ideology. The Birth of Orientalism presents a completely new picture of the Western encounter with Asia, its underlying dynamics, and the discovery of Buddhism and Hinduism.

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