How Asia Found Herself: A Story of Intercultural Understanding

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Yale University Press
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6.5 X 8.8 X 2.1 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author
Nile Green, a prize-winning author and former Guggenheim Fellow, holds the Ibn Khaldun Endowed Chair in World History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"Mr. Green has written a book of rigorous--and refreshing--honesty."--Tunku Varadarajan, Wall Street Journal

"A majestic study of inter-Asian interactions. Green explains in dazzling detail how Asians came to understand the concept of Asia. How Asia Found Herself demonstrates how inter-Asian interactions, and Asia herself, must be studied and analyzed."--Tansen Sen, author of India, China, and the World

"How Asia Found Herself marks a radical shift in perspective. Nile Green's superb book traces pivotal but forgotten encounters among Asian travelers and intellectuals who discovered their own cultures anew through intercultural dialogue and translation. This is a model of polyglot, boundary-crossing research--and a beautiful and moving story of urgent contemporary relevance."--Sunil Amrith, author of Unruly Waters

"With great attentiveness and sensitivity to detail, Nile Green has produced the first-ever truly inter-Asian intellectual history, uncovering the central role of religion in this story. Deftly researched and written, original, daring and more than fulfilling its promise, this book is an inter-Asian triumph."--Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, author of The Dao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China

"Green writes erudite and elegantly crafted works of history that connect different parts of the world in stimulating and unexpected ways. His latest and most ambitious book makes a sparkling contribution to the fields of world history, comparative intellectual history, and Asian studies and is a pleasure to read."--Jeffrey Wasserstrom, editor of The Oxford History of Modern China