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History from between: global circulations of the past between East Asia and Europe, 1650-present

Jenco, Leigh K. and Chappell, Jonathan (2019) History from between: global circulations of the past between East Asia and Europe, 1650-present. Historical Journal. ISSN 0018-246X (In Press)

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Abstract

This article argues for a ‘history from between’ as the best lens through which to understand the construction of historical knowledge between East Asia and Europe. ‘Between’ refers both to the space framed by East Asia and Europe, as well as between the reality of global circulations of ideas and the subjective feeling of embeddedness in largerthan- local contexts that such ideas inspire. Our contention is that the outcomes of such entanglements are not merely reactive forms of knowledge of the kind implied by older studies of translation and reception in global intellectual history. Instead they are themselves ‘co-productions’—they are the shared and mutually interactive inputs to enduring modes of uses of the past, across both East Asian and European traditions. Taking seriously the possibility that interpretations of the past were not transferred, but rather were co-produced between East Asia and Europe, we reconstruct the braided histories of historical narratives that continue to shape constructions of identity throughout Eurasia.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/historical...
Divisions: Government
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 16:30
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2020 00:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102389

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