|Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-1688) : Jesuit missionary, scientist, engineer and diplomat|
|Edited by John W. Witek.|
"Jointly published by Institut Monumenta Serica, Sankt Augustin, and Ferdinand Verbiest Foundation, Leuven"
Papers presented at the International Conference on the Occasion of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Ferdinand Verbiest.
Facing t.p. in Chinese: Jinian Nan Huairen : shishi sanbaizhounian xueshu huiyi 紀念南懷仁 : 逝世三百周年學術會議.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributors: Jeroom Heyndrickx, C.I.C.M. -- John W. Witek, S.J. -- New findings on the life and family of Ferdinand Verbiest / Valere Arickx -- The Academic environment of the University of Louvain at the time of Ferdinand Verbiest / Jan Roegiers -- Did the Jesuits and Ferdinand Verbiest import outdated science into China? / Roger A. Blondeau -- General evaluation of the scientific work of Ferdinand Verbiest / Ulrich Libbrecht -- Ferdinand Verbiest on European astronomy in China: from the Compendia to the Astronomia Europaea (1687): a historical philological analysis / Noel Golvers -- The resemblances and differences of the construction of Ferdinand Verbiest's astronomical instruments, as compared to those of Tycho Brahe: a study based on their writings / Nicole Halsberghe -- Syncretism between European and Chinese culture in the astronomical instruments of Ferdinand Verbiest in the old Beijing observatory / Isaia Iannaccone -- Ferdinand Verbiest and the geographical works by Jesuits in Chinese, 1584-1674 / Chen Minsun [Chen Mingsheng 陳明生] -- Ferdinand Verbiest's contribution to Chinese geography and cartography / Lin Tongyang 林東陽 --The Kangxi Celestial Globe : a milestone in the history of Sino-Western cultural exchange / Yi Shitong 伊世同 -- Ferdinand Verbiest's contributions to Chinese science / Xi Zezong 席澤宗 -- The "Manchu cannons" cast by Ferdinand Verbiest and the hitherto unknown title of his instructions / Giovanni Stary -- Ferdinand Verbiest and the casting of cannons in the Qing dynasty / Shu Liguang -- Beijing Precursor / J. Ditlev Scheel -- Ferdinand Verbiest and his role in the formation of Sino-Russian diplomatic relations / Vladimir S. Miasnikov --Ferdinand Verbiest and Sino-Russian relations / Hao Zhenhua -- Ferdinand Verbiest's relations with King John III of Poland / Edward Kajdanski -- Ferdinand Verbiest in the Cihai dictionary / Jeroom Heyndrickx -- Between the Court and the Church: Ferdinand Verbiest in the Catholic history of China / Ku Weiying -- The Influence of Ferdinand Verbiest on the policy of the Kangxi Emperor towards Christianity / Lin Jinshui -- Brief intersection: changing contexts and prospects of the Chinese-Christian encounter from Matteo Ricci to Ferdinand Verbiest / John E. Wills -- The Investigation of things and Fathoming of Principles (gewu qiongli) in the Seventeenth-century contact between Jesuits and Chinese scholars / Nicolas Standaert, S.J. -- The religious writings of Father Ferdinand Verbiest / Joseph Hsing-san Shih, S.J.--Presenting Christian doctrine to the Chinese: reflections on the Jiaoyao xulun of Ferdinand Verbiest / John W. Witek, S.J.-- Jing Tian : The Kangxi Emperor's gift to Ferdinand Verbiest in the Rites Controversy / Claudia von Collani -- Ferdinand Verbiest and Martino Martini / Giorgio Melis -- The "Excommunication" of Ferdinand Verbiest / Francis A. Rouleau, Edward J. Malatesta, S.J. -- Ferdinand Verbiest and the Chinese bureaucracy / Willy Vande Walle -- A glimpse of the post-Verbiest period : Jean-Francois Foucquet's Lifa Wenda (Dialogue on Calendrical Techniques) and the modernization of Chinese astronomy, or, Urania's Feet Unbound / Jean-Claude Martzloff -- The French mission and Ferdinand Verbiest's scientific legacy / Catherine Jami -- Theophilus Siegfried Bayer (1694-1738) on Ferdinand Verbiest / Knud Lundbaek