Statecraft and Intellectual Renewal in Late Ming China: The Cross-Cultural Synthesis of Xu Guangqi (1562-1633)

Statecraft and Intellectual Renewal in Late Ming China: The Cross-Cultural Synthesis of Xu Guangqi (1562-1633)

by Catherine Jami
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004120580

ISBN-13: 9789004120587

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This is the first comprehensive work on one of the key figures in early Chinese-Western relations. 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

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This is the first comprehensive work on one of the key figures in early Chinese-Western relations. 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.
His astonishingly multifarious activities are now for the first time pieced together within their (Chinese and Western) social, intellectual and cultural context. The result is a composite profile of this complex figure that is solidly anchored in Chinese (and Western) primary sources A major achievement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004120587
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Sinica Leidensia Series, #50
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.40(d)

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