Chinese and China 100 Years Ago (as perceived by Europeans)

| October 2nd, 2010

My boyfriend has an old encyclopedia consisting of 22 volumes. This is a Russian adaptation of the famous Meyer encyclopedia printed from 1900 to 1910.

I want to share an excerpt from the encyclopedia’s article “China”. Although the whole article itself can be characterized as objective – it seems that 100 years ago the term “politically correct” hasn’t existed yet. Thus its authors didn’t shy away from using the language which would hardly find its way into today’s academic […]Read more…