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The Legacy of the Chinese Empires Beyond “the West and the Rest”

It is commonplace in the West, and especially in America, to hear people talk about the world as “the West and the Rest,” with the “Rest” at the receiving end of Western imperialism, colonialism, and other forms of exploitation. There is a lot of truth to this, but it is also a misleading view of how the world works. Not only are imperialism and colonialism not new, they also are not confined to the West. This is very much true of Asia, where imperial Japan’s late nineteenth- and tw...