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Unfabling the East: The Enlightenment's Encounter with Asia. By Jürgen Osterhammel and translated by Robert Savage. pp. 696. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2018.

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1 For more information about Manning's career, see: Ed Weech and Nancy Charley, “After the fashion of their country: Thomas Manning and the early British study of China”, Times Literary Supplement (29 April 2016); Wong, Lawrence Wang-Chi, “‘We are as babies under nurses’: Thomas Manning (1772–1840) and Sino-British Relations in the Early Nineteenth Century”, Journal of Translation Studies 1(1) (2017, New Series), pp. 85136.

2 Manning's travel journals from his trip to Tibet can be found in the Society's archives, as can many of his other papers, all of which are digitised online at

3 Scheidel, Walter, “The Roman Slave Supply.The Cambridge World History of Slavery, edited by Bradley, Keith and Cartledge, Paul, Cambridge University Press (2011), p. 289.

4 For a discussion of this question, see Toledano, Ehud R., As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East, Yale University Press (2007), pp. 1423.

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