Xie Mingguang

From «Inspection» to «Chasse». The Image of King Zhao of Zhou in History and China-West Cultural Exchanges

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Keywords: Jean Baptiste du Halde, King Zhao of Zhou Dynasty, Jin Lüxiang, Birth of Buddha, Historiography.

In a bid to use a historiographic lens to look at the cultural exchanges between China and the West in the 18th century, this paper explores the shaping of King Zhao of Zhou’s image in China, comparing it with that in the West. The text will focus on the changes of King Zhao’s image in Chinese historical texts and in Western literature. By taking a global view, we see how the Chinese history was read in the West, witnessing the subtle emergence of a specific way to write it.

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