China and Denmark: Relations Since 1674

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edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard and Mads Kirkebæk

This first comprehensive study of Sino-Danish relations analyses in detail the evolving political, economic and diplomatic interaction between China and Denmark since their first contact in 1674. The book is thoroughly researched and based on newly available source material in Chinese as well as in Western languages. It is an important contribution to the growing literature on China’s relations with the West since the beginning of the modern period. Non-Danes will be interested in how the singularly non-imperialistic Danish approach to China has shaped a relationship quite different from the patterns of domination and conflict that has characterized the relations between the Middle Kingdom and the traditional Great Powers of the West.

Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard is a Danish China expert with multiple publications in both Danish and English, who also is the Director of the Asia Research Centre at the Copenhagen Business School. Brodsgaard’s ares of focus include state, society and business.

Mads Kirkebæk is a Danish academic interested in sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, language pedagogy and sociocultural issues.

Publication year: 2001
348 pp / 229mm x 152mm
23 illustrations, 28 tables, 12 figures
ISBN: 978-87-87062-71-8, Paperback

NIAS Press