How the east was lost juillet 28, 2012Posted by Acturca in Asie Centrale, Histoire, Livres, Russie, Turquie.
Tags: Asia, Book Review, China, History, Mark Mazower, Pankaj Mishra, Turkey
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Financial Times (UK) Saturday, July 28, 2012, p. 8
FT Weekend Supplement – Life & Arts
By Mark Mazower *
Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet," wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1889. This was nothing if not wishful thinking, and no one knew it better than the poet of the imperial Raj himself: indeed, that same year Kipling visited Hong Kong and bemoaned the likely impact of bringing railways and newspapers to China. "What," he warned, "will happen when China really wakes up?" (en savoir plus…)