First American edition.
ix, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in 2012 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, Great Britain, as From the ruins of empire: the revolt against the West and the remaking of Asia."--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Asia subordinated -- Egypt : 'the beginning of a series of great misfortunes' ; The slow battering of India and China ; The new global hierarchy -- The strange odyssey of Jamal al-Din al-Afghani -- An insignificant man in rough garments ; The 'sick man' of Europe and his dangerous self-therapy ; Egypt : the polemicist emerges ; Beyond self-strengthening : the origins of pan-Islamism and nationalism ; The European interlude ; Apotheosis in Persia ; In a golden cage : al-Afghani's last days in Istanbul ; The long aftermath -- Liang Qichao's China and the fate of Asia -- The enviable but inimitable rise of Japan ; The first impulses of reform ; Japan and the perils of exile ; The Boxer Rising : more lessons from defeat ; Pan-Asianism : the pleasures of cosmopolitanism ; Liang and democracy in America ; The temptations of autocracy and revolution -- 1919, 'changing the history of the world' -- The United States and its promises of self-determination ; Liberal internationalism or liberal imperialism? ; Making the world unsafe for democracy ; The decline of the West? -- Rabindranath Tagore in East Asia, the man from the lost country -- Asia remade -- The sting in the tail : pan-Asianism and military decolonization ; Intellectual decolonization : the rise of neo-traditionalists ; The triumphs of the nation-state : Turkey, the sick man, revives ; 'The Chinese people have stood up' ; The rise of the 'rest' -- An ambiguous revenge.
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