"Discovering History in China" Essay by Master Researcher

"Discovering History in China"
Discusses Paul Cohen's assertion in "Discovering History in China" that American historians often make incorrect assumptions about foreign cultures.
# 32114 | 1,400 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , History (Asian)

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Paul Cohen discusses the problem of how the assumptions upon which Americans have written Chinese history have simply been wrong. In many respects, this is the problem of Americans seeing everything through their own eyes, and not being able to understand that other countries have their own cultures and traditions -- as well as values.

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