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Hosting embassies at Louis XIV’s & Qianlong’s courts: two rulers, one guest ritual?

Hosting embassies at Louis XIV’s & Qianlong’s courts: two rulers, one guest ritual?

Although Louis XIV is more commonly associated with the Kangxi emperor, when it comes to guest ritual, the analogy with his grandson the Qianlong emperor appears quite relevant. This article seeks to demonstrate that not only did the two rulers share a common conception of the guest ritual, in particular for embassies from afar, they also lent it a similar meaning and political function in the construction of their royal authority. This study also aims to understand the extent to which these diplomatic visits represent a lifetime opportunity for these two sovereigns to engage in a silent war. Centered around diplomatic protocol, this quiet battle sheds a light on the underlying conflictuality which underpins the meeting of two civilizations.

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China’s politics at the 8th FOCAC: A withdrawal from Africa?

China’s politics at the 8th FOCAC: A withdrawal from Africa?

African leaders had their eyes set on a giant screen, where Xi Jinping stated on a live video from Beijing, with a calm and unemotional voice, that…

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RCEP & CPTPP : shaping a new global order?

RCEP & CPTPP : shaping a new global order?

The RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), which was signed on November 15th, 2020, is currently the largest trade deal in…

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A global democratic recess: legally undermining democracy

A global democratic recess: legally undermining democracy

The plummeting confidence in representative democracy is a challenge that many countries will have to face in the twenty-first century….

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