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Mythistory in Sino-Western contacts : Jesuit missionaries and the pillars of Chinese Catholic religion
AuthorChen Min-sun
Pub. LocationThunder Bay, ONPublisherLakehead University Library
Date2003Phys. Desc.vii, 172 p. ; 26 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX3746.C5 C54 2003
Mythistory in Sino-Western contacts : Jesuit missionaries and the pillars of Chinese Catholic religion / Min-sun Chen.
Includes bibliographical references.
"This collection of ten published articles and two revised preliminary papers were written between the years of 1966 and 1996....reflected my understanding of the seventeenth-century historical facts and their meaning in the history of Sino-Western cultural contacts."—preface.
Older articles in Wade-Giles romanization.

1. The confrontation of mythistories in seventeenth-century Sino-Western contacts. -- 2. Hsu Kuang-ch’i (1562-1633). -- 3. Hsu Kuang-ch’i (1562-1633) and his image of the West. -- 4. Adam Schall, Hsu Kuang-ch’i and Li T’ien-ching. -- 5. Ferdinand Verbiest and the geographical works by Jesuits in Chinese, 1584-1674. -- 6. The conversion of Li Zhizao (1565-1630) : an inquiry into reasons. -- 7. Li Chih-tsao and the T’ien-hsueh ch’u-han. -- 8. T’ien-hsueh ch’u-han and Hsi-hsueh fan: the common bond between Li Chih-tsao and Giulio Aleni. -- 9. Re-evaluating the Jesuit contributions to Chinese scientific knowledge in the seventeenth-century. -- 10. China in the early seventeenth-century: Alvarez Semedo’s History of the Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. -- 11. Martino Martini and his History of the Manchu Conquest of China. -- 12. Philippine sources of Palafox y Mendoza’s History of the Conquest of China by the Tartars.

Subject(s)Ricci, Matteo 利瑪竇, 1552-1610
Verbiest, Ferdinand 南怀仁, 1623-1688
Jesuits--Missions--China--History--16th-18th centuries
Jesuits--China--16th-18th centuries--Contributions in science
China--Description and travel--16th-17th centuries
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #10585
ISBN0886630452 ; 9780886630454OCLC53355137