|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).