Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 483 5 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 China held a unique place in European thought during the eighteenth cen- tury. Considered a relatively unknown but advanced agrarian and commer- cial civilization, the Chinese Empire represented the apex of an economic system that was only beginning to be supplanted. Europeans did not assume their superiority and were drawn to study the nature and organization of China’s economy. Analyzing the writings of early modern European travellers, missionaries, merchants, geographers, and philosophers, including Charles de Secondat, Denis Diderot, David Hume, François Quesnay, Abbé Raynal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Adam Smith, and Voltaire, A Singular Case evaluates the circula- tion of information about the Chinese political economy that fed European imaginations. Ashley Millar examines perceptions of China’s science, technol- ogy, and moral and behavioural foundations, its foreign trade policies, and the form and function of China’s government in order to question the extent to which consensus emerged on China’s successes and failures and to assess how knowledge of the Chinese system influenced the Enlightenment. Shedding light on contemporary debates on the rise of the West and the Great Divergence from a historical vantage point, A Singular Case offers striking observations on Western views of early modern China. Ashley Eva Millar is a research associate in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. Human migration has reached an unprecedented level, and the numbers are expected to continue growing into the foreseeable future. Host societies and migrants face challenges in ensuring that the benefits of migration accrue to both parties, and that economic and socio-cultural costs are minimized. An insightful comparative examination of the policies and practices that manage and support immigrants to Canada and the United States, Twenty- First-Century Immigration to North America identifies and addresses issues that arose in the early years of the twenty-first century and considers what to expect in the years ahead. The volume begins with an overview of immigra- tion policies and practices in Canada and the United States, then moves to an investigation of the economic and socio-cultural aspects, and concludes with a dialogue on precarious migration. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the editors include research from the areas of psychology, political science, economics, sociology, and public policy. Underscoring the complicated nature of immigration, this collection aims to foster further discussion and inspire future research in Canada and the United States. Victoria M. Esses is professor of psychology and director of the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at the University of Western Ontario, and principal investigator of the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership. Donald E. Abelson is professor and chair of political science at the University of Western Ontario and the author of Northern Lights: Exploring Canada’s Think Tank Landscape, A Capitol Idea: Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy, and Do Think Tanks Matter?: Assessing the Impact of Public Policy Institutes. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in Ethnic History May 2017 978-0-7735-4944-9 $34.95A CDN, $34.95A US, £29.99 paper 978-0-7735-4943-2 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 344pp eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Ideas April 2017 978-0-7735-4918-0 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 978-0-7735-4830-5 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 272pp eBook available Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America Newcomers in Turbulent Times edited by victoria m. esses and donald e. abelson A revealing assessment of the policies, practices, and impact of immigration to Canada and the United States. S O C I O L O G Y • P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S W O R L D H I S T O R Y • P O L I T I C A L E C O N O M Y A Singular Case Debating China’s Political Economy in the European Enlightenment ashley eva millar A study of a time when Europeans sought to learn from China’s successful model of political economy.