Spence's book is marvelous scholarship and SO interesting. He explains in great detail the process by which Ricci taught the Manchu elites how to perfect their individual and collective memories ... Read More
Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century
To me this book came across as distasteful and uninteresting. After reading a few pages, and skimming a few more, I put it away. If I got paid to review it, I believe that I might have read it. ... Read More
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