How we Kowtow

The above is a shot of our professor demonstrating what MacCartney refused to do in the presence of the Qing emperor. As with many polisci/history courses on China, we began  by running through all that distant history and slowed down during the Qing dynasty to talk about that whole deal with Western countries and some spat over trade openness and what not. It’s a decidedly Euro-centric approach, but to be honest, I probably couldn’t sit through a course on pre-Qing history.

Advertisements
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: