Statecraft And Intellectual Renewal In Late Ming China

Author: Catherine Jami
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Xu Guangqi was one of the first promoters of Western science in China, worked together with the Jesuit Matteo Ricci on translations of Western science, was one of the first Chinese converts, a high-ranking statesman, organizer of a major calendar reform, introduced Western weapons into the Chinese army, etc. etc. The current volume is a composite profile of this complex figure that is solidly anchored in Chinese (and Western) primary sources. A major achievement.
Statecraft and Intellectual Renewal in Late Ming China
Language: en
Pages: 479
Authors: Catherine Jami, Engelfriet, Gregory Blue
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-26 - Publisher: BRILL

Xu Guangqi was one of the first promoters of Western science in China, worked together with the Jesuit Matteo Ricci on translations of Western science, was one of the first Chinese converts, a high-ranking statesman, organizer of a major calendar reform, introduced Western weapons into the Chinese army, etc. etc.
Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Toby E. Huff
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-11 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Seventeenth-century Europe witnessed an extraordinary flowering of discoveries and innovations. This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608, casts Galileo's discoveries into a global framework. Although the telescope was soon transmitted to China, Mughal India, and the Ottoman Empire, those civilizations did not respond as Europeans did to the
A History of Christian Conversion
Language: en
Pages: 836
Authors: David W. Kling
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Conversion has played a central role in the history of Christianity. In this first in-depth and wide-ranging narrative history, David Kling examines the dynamic of turning to the Christian faith by individuals, families, and people groups. Global in reach, the narrative progresses from early Christian beginnings in the Roman world
Giulio Aleni, Kouduo richao, and Christian–Confucian Dialogism in Late Ming Fujian
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Song Gang
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-03 - Publisher: Routledge

Christian dialogic writings flourished in the Catholic missions in late Ming China. This study focuses on the mission work of the Italian Jesuit Giulio Aleni (Ai Rulüe 艾儒略, 1582–1649) in Fujian and the unique text Kouduo richao 口鐸日抄 (Diary of Oral Admonitions, 1630–1640) that records the religious and intellectual conversations
Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography
Language: en
Pages: 1744
Authors: Kerry Brown
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-27 - Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, the first publication of its kind since 1898, is the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from nearly a dozen countries. It has been designed to satisfy the growing thirst of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers for knowledge about China.