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Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism: Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds

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Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism : Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds. / Zhang, Chenchen.

I: Journal of Historical Sociology, Bind 27, Nr. 3, 2014, s. 343-360.

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Zhang, C 2014, 'Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism: Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds', Journal of Historical Sociology, bind 27, nr. 3, s. 343-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12058

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Zhang, C. (2014). Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism: Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds. Journal of Historical Sociology, 27(3), 343-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12058

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Zhang C. Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism: Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds. Journal of Historical Sociology. 2014;27(3):343-360. https://doi.org/10.1111/johs.12058

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Zhang, Chenchen. / Situated Interpretations of Nationalism, Imperialism, and Cosmopolitanism : Revisiting the Writings of Liang in the Encounter Between Worlds. I: Journal of Historical Sociology. 2014 ; Bind 27, Nr. 3. s. 343-360.

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