A New Look at Chinese History, Part I

Authors

  • Arthur K. Davis

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-007-10-1956-02_4

Keywords:

History

Abstract

Revolutions bring profound changes in a social order. One of their secondary effects is to stimulate new perspectives on the history of the revolutionary society.… The triumphant emergence of new powers and of revolutionary socialism in Asia has already rendered obsolete the traditionally bigoted Western view of world history. Spacewise, this view encompasses little more than the end of the European peninsula plus North America, with a few vaguely conceived hinterlands like Asia, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe in the background. Chronologically, it is usually divided into three periods: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern. Despite its present unreality, this scheme still controls the teaching of history in American schools and colleges.

Published

1956-02-04

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Section

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