New EGO article: "Chinamode und Chinabegeisterung im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert" by Mareike MenneThe new article "Chinamode und Chinabegeisterung im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert" by Mareike Menne has been published on Europäische Geschichte Online (EGO).
The European China fashion of the 17th and 18th centuries expressed itself in the consumption of Chinese imported goods and European re-inventions. It lasted quite a long time for a "fashion" and can be understood as a concomitant of the European expansion process, writes Mareike Menne.
She continues: "Other forms of China reception, such as knowledge transfer, can be found in the clergy and in educational contexts from the "res publica litteraria" to the Jesuit schools. An interpretation of the China fashion in terms of its influence on the history of European mentality remains necessarily ambiguous, since it was mainly goods that were transferred, but not concepts. Similarly, we have little evidence of any significant reciprocal process in terms of cultural exchange." Read more in the EGO article, see link below.