The Sextants of Beijing

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A book The Sextants of Beijing by Waley Cohen view China from a Western point of view. In this book Chinese emperors, Chinese governments, and Chinese people were engaged by the outside world, and wanted to study and learn foreign goods and ideas. However, at the same time they were feared that they might lose political and moral as well as their Chinese values and traditions. In each chapter, the author explained the overview of …

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…Asian pride, most remained in Asia and studied in Japan. These experience for international relationship brought China a great view and gained many thoughts. For taking the risk of going out to overseas led them achieve a lot of knowledge and technology. They adopted the system of international treaties as a mean of establishing Chinese diplomatic representation overseas. China always wanted to be a center of attention so those efforts made China become civilized state.