publication . Article . 2016

“Rebellion in the Celestial Empire”: Sino-Irish Sympathy in Sydney Owenson's Florence Macarthy

Lloyd, N;
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  • Published: 02 Jan 2016 Journal: European Romantic Review, volume 27, pages 39-54 (issn: 1050-9585, eissn: 1740-4657, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article focuses on the relationship between China and Ireland in Sydney Owenson’s Florence Macarthy (1818). It takes as its starting point Peter Kitson’s formulation of an emergent “Romantic Sinology,” which finds its basis in the processes of intercultural transmission that took place between Georgian Britain and Qing China in the Romantic period. The article focuses on the interaction between China and Ireland within the wider context of Enlightenment formations of sympathy, suggesting that Owenson’s depiction of China is closely linked to the aesthetic of sensibility and its implied model of an emergent cosmopolitanism based on cross-cultural sympathetic...
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