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The Jesuits, the Padroado and East Asian science (1552-1773)
AuthorSaraiva, Luís
Jami, Catherine
Conference History of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal and East Asia III (2005 : University of Tokyo)
Pub. LocationSingaporePublisherWorld Scientific
Date2008Phys. Desc.dig.pdf. [xviii, 229 p. : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm.]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberQA27.E18 C66 2005d
The Jesuits, the Padroado and East Asian science (1552-1773) / edited by Luís Saraiva and Catherine Jami.
At head of title: History of Mathematical Sciences : Portugal and East Asia III
"The conference 'History of Mathematical Sciences:Portugal and East Asia III' took place at the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Komba Campus, from 4 to the 7 August 2005"--Page vii.

The Jesuit mathematicians of the Portuguese Assistancy and the Portuguese historians of mathematics (1819-1940) / Luis Manuel Ribeiro Saraiva -- The Jesuit College in Macao as a meeting point of the European, Chinese and Japanese mathematical traditions. Some remarks on the present state of research, mainly concerning sources (16th-17th centuries) / Ugo Baldini -- The transmission of Western cosmology to 16th century Japan / Hiraoka Ryuji -- The contents and context of Manuel Dias' Tianwenlüe / Henrique Leitao -- The textual tradition of Manuel Dias' Tianwenlüe / Rui Magone -- Restoring the unity of the world: Fang Yizhi and Jie Xuan's responses to Aristotelian natural philosophy / Lim Jongtae -- Traditional Vietnamese astronomy in accounts of Jesuit missionaries / Alexei Volkov -- Tomé Pereira (1645-1708), clockmaker, musician and interpreter at the Kangxi Court: Portuguese interests and the transmission of science / Catherine Jami -- The Yuzhi lixiang kaocheng houbian in Korea / Shi Yunli.

At the end of the 15th century, Portugal was given the oversight (Padroado) of all Catholic missions in Asia. The Society of Jesus played a major role in this enterprise of evangelization, which in Jesuit hands led to the transmission of major elements of European mathematical sciences to East Asia. The essays in this volume present important new data and analysis on the extent to and ways in which Jesuit scientific culture and Portuguese policies regarding education, trade and mission shaped the reception of "Western learning" in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam in the early modern period.

Includes bibliographical references.

Local access dig.pdf. [Saraiva-Jami-Jesuits Padroado Asian science.pdf]
Online edition via Gleeson Library (ebsco).

Subject(s)Mathematics--China--History--Western influence
Science--East Asia--History--Congresses
Science--East Asia--History--16th-17th centuries--Missionary contributions
Mathematics--East Asia--History--Congresses
East Asia--Intellectual life--Western influences--History--Congresses
East Asia--Intellectual life--Western influences--History--Congresses
Mathematics--Catholic authors--China--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Mathematics--China--History--17th-18th centuries--Jesuit contributions
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #18725
ISBN9812771255 ; 9789812771254LCCN2008274771OCLC173808128