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China’s History and World History: Bridging World History

China's place in world history is unquestionably an important one. As Richard von Glahn has aptly described it, “China looms over world history like the proverbial eight-hundred pound gorilla.” But its place, however weighty, is not unproblematic. In most world history textbooks, China stands out from other parts of the world in comparison to Europe.2 The longevity and sophistication of Chinese civilization make it the equal or better of Europe in implicit competition for first place among w...