Curious Land: Jesuit Accommodation and the Origins of Sinology (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 1989 - History - 405 pages
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How the Jesuit accomodation to internal events in China laid the foundation for modern study of China in the West. First published as Studia Leibnitiana, Supplementa 25 (1985) by Fritz Steiner Verlag. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
13
CONCLUSION 354
17
THE SEVENTEENTHCENTURY EUROPEAN BACKGROUND
23
INDEX 380
27
RICCIS FORMULATION OF JESUIT ACCOMMODATION
44
PLATES
72
THE CONTINUATION OF JESUIT ACCOMMODATION
74
The first page of the Chien tzu wen Thousand character classic with
80
An illustrated explanation of the formation of Chinese characters
154
A reproduction of the text of the Nestorian Monument of Sianfu
166
PROTOSINOLOGY AND THE SEVENTEENTHCENTURY
174
The Lullian diagram of six revolving concentric circles exemplifying
180
THE GERMAN PROTOSINOLOGISTS SEARCH FOR
208
The first page of the Hsiaoerh lun Dialogue of Confucius with
242
CONFUCIUS SIN ARUM PHILOSOPHUS AS A CULMINATION
247
Confucius depicted in the socalled Kuohsiieh Imperial Academy
274

Abbe Bernous map of Peking constructed from information supplied
99
THE PROTOSINOLOGICAL ASSIMILATION OF CHINAS
106
An imaginary depiction of the last Ming emperor killing his daughter
112
An illustration of the pictographic development of Chinese writing
130
THE PROTOSINOLOGIST KIRCHER AND THE HERMETIC
134
Three sample types from Kirchers illustrations of how Chinese
148
THE EVOLUTION OF JESUIT ACCOMMODATION
300
One of the earliest depictions of the 64 hexagrams of the I ching
322
PROPAGANDIZERS AND CRITICS OF JESUIT
329
TABLE
407
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Mungello teaches at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He was one of the first western scholars to gain access to the famous former Jesuit library of Zikawei in Shanghai.

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