Statecraft and Intellectual Renewal in Late Ming China

Statecraft and Intellectual Renewal in Late Ming China

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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.... author of Christian texts 99-152 as Eurocentric construct 72, 97-98 as pillar of Chinese Christianity 1, 29 as Saul of China 28 conversion of 170-85, 186-90 criciticism of Buddhism 1 55-69 education and examinations 4, 25, 28, 29, 59, 73, 94, anbsp;...

Title:Statecraft and Intellectual Renewal in Late Ming China
Author: Catherine Jami, Peter Mark Engelfriet, Gregory Blue
Publisher:BRILL - 2001-01-01

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