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55. Asia in Germany: Anthropologies

Thursday, 9 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Division on Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century German Literature

Presiding: Birgit Tautz, Bowdoin Coll.

1. "The Problem of China: Asia and Enlightenment Anthropology (Buffon, de Pauw, Blumenbach, Herder)," Carl Hendrik Niekerk, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

2. "Observing Natives Thinking: Georg Forster, Marshall Sahlins, and Reason's Other Scene," Joseph D. O'Neil, Univ. of Kentucky

3. "Eradicating the Orientalists: Goethe's China," John K. Noyes, Univ. of Toronto

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  • German Literature – Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

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