Italy's encounters with modern China : imperial dreams, strategic ambitions
- edited by Maurizio Marinelli and Giovanni Andornino.
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Physical description
- xxiii, 268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.
- Contents Introduction Maurizio Marinelli and Giovanni Andornino
- 1: Projecting Italianita on the Chinese space: The construction of the 'aristocratic' concession in Tianjin (1901-1947) Maurizio Marinelli
- 2: At the dawn of modern Italo-Chinese relations: Ludovico Nocentini's experience Aglaia De Angeli
- 3: The Italian presence in China: Historical trends and perspectives (1902-1947) Guido Samarani
- 4: Rethinking the distance, reframing the exotic: Italian tales of Shanghai through the Republican and early Maoist eras Laura De Giorgi
- 5: The beginning and the end of the idyllic relations between Mussolini's Italy and Jiang Jieshi's China (1930-1937) Michele Fatica
- 6: The Normalization of Relations between Italy and the People's Republic of China Enrico Fardella
- 7: Strategic ambitions in times of transition: Key patterns in contemporary Italy-China relations Giovanni Andornino
- 8: Economic relations between Italy and China Giorgio Prodi
- 9: The role of the Italian Development Cooperation in Sino-Italian relations Rosario Centola
- 10: Italy's engagement with the People's Republic of China in the context of the EU-China strategic partnership Pietro Sferra Carini.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Relations between Italy and China have long been clouded by myths and projection biases, and only sparse scientific literature explores how the paths of these two countries have been intersecting in the modern era, once the pursuit of nationhood and status within international society had belatedly emerged as the defining traits of their morphing identities. This edited volume is proposed to the attention of the international community of scholars, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students of Italy and China as a first attempt to offer a comprehensive account in the English language of the rationales and dynamics shaping the reiterated encounter between two actors which in 2014 remain amongst the world's top-10 economies. The cycles of friendship and enmity that have marked the past 150 years of relations between Italy and China - culminating in the current decade of strategic partnership - are here examined in interdisciplinary fashion by both scholars and practitioners across ten chapters proposing original insights through fresh sources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9781137290922 (hardback)
- 1137290927 (hardback)
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