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The great encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800
AuthorMungello, D.E.
Pub. LocationLanham, MDPublisherRowman & Littlefield
Date1999Phys. Desc.xvii, 113 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberDS750.72.M86 1999
The great encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 / D.E. Mungello.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Historical overview--2. Chinese acceptance of Western culture and Christianity: Jesuit accomodation, Jesuit conversions of the literati, Missionary antagonism with Chinese society, closing of Chinese minds (c. 1644), Chinese reaction to Christian paintings and engravings--3. Chinese rejection of Western culture and Christianity: basis of anti-Christian feeling in China, anti-Christian movements, European art at the Chinese court, among the Chinese literati-painters--4. European acceptance of Chinese culture and Confucianism: Chinese rites controversy, proto-Sinologists, Leibniz, Bouvet and Figurism, European view of the literati tradition, Confucianism versus Neo-Confucianism, influence of Chinese art upon European artists--5. European rejection of Chinese culture and Confucianism: China popularizers in Europe, Enlightenment idealization of Chinese moral and political system, differing views of polyhistors and philosophes, from white to yellow, Macartney mission (1792-1794).

Subject(s)China--Civilization--Western influences
Christianity and other religions--Confucianism
Europe--Civilization--Chinese influences
East and West
China--History--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644--Western influences
China--History--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911--Western influences
Sino-Western relations--History
Jesuits--China--History--16th-18th centuries
Christianity--China--Acculturation and adaptation
SeriesCritical issues in history
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRec. #1143