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Jesuit chreia in late Ming China : two studies with an annotated translation of Alfonso Vagnone's Illustrations of the Grand Dao. [Dadao jiyan 達道紀言. English & Chinese]
AuthorLi Sher-Shiueh [Li Shixue 李奭學]
Meynard, Thierry 梅謙立
Vagnone, Alfonso 高一志, 1566-1640
Pub. LocationBernPublisherPeter Lang
Date2014Phys. Desc.373 pages ; 22 cm.+ pdf
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberPA3469.C48 L5 2014
Jesuit chreia in late Ming China : two studies with an annotated translation of Alfonso Vagnone's Illustrations of the Grand Dao / Sher-shiueh Li and Thierry Meynard.
Translation of: Dadao jiyan 達道紀言.
English and Chinese text with English translations.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-368) and index.

Table of Contents-- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Ming Jesuit Chreia in Chinese: An Analysis of Its Types and Functions / SHER-SHIUEH LI -- Illustrations of the Grand Dao: A Book of Rhetoric and Morality in Late-Ming China / THIERRY MEYNARD -- Alfonso Vagnone’s Illustrations of the Grand Dao, Vol. I. Edited, Translated and Commented by SHER-SHIUEH LI and THIERRY MEYNARD . . . Preface -- Ruler-Official Relationship -- Alfonso Vagnone’s Illustrations of the Grand Dao, Vol. II -- Father-Son Relationship -- Brothers Relationship -- Husband-Wife Relationship -- Friends Relationship -- Charts -- Bibliography -- Index of Names.

Ming Jesuit chreia in Chinese : an analysis of its types and functions by / Sher-Shiueh Li -- Illustrations of the Grand Dao : a book of rhetoric and morality in late Ming China / Thierry Meynard -- Alfonso Vagnone's illustrations of the Grand Dao / edited, translated and commented by Sher-Shiveh LI and Thierry Menard.

“In an astonishing collaboration the Italian Jesuit Alfonso Vagnone (also known as GaoYizhi) and with and the Chinese scholar-official Han Yun wrote down 355 chreiai and sayings, bringing classic Western rhetoric teaching to the late Ming China. In this book, two specialists present complementary studies on the historical, political, and literary background of this interesting topic.”--OCLC note.

Used by Classical and Medieval Western schools to teach rhetoric, a chreia is a brief moral story attributed to a famous historical figure. In Late Ming China, the Italian Jesuit Alfonso Vagnone, also named Gao Yizhi, and the Chinese scholar-official Han Yun collaborated on a project to write down 355 chreiai and sayings. These short commentaries are not mere translations of the Greco-Roman text but the elaborate literary creations of two luminaries working at the junction between Chinese and Western wisdom literature. Along with the original Chinese and its English translation (the original source is included when available) the authors share their expert analysis of each chreia. This study will interest scholars across disciplines: Chinese literature, Comparative literature, Sinology, Chinese thought, Christian studies, Western classics and Moral Philosophy.

Local access dig. pdf. [Li-Meynard-Jesuit Chreia Vagnone.pdf]

Subject(s)Vagnone, Alfonso 高一志, 1566-1640 . Dadao jiyan 達道紀言
Chreiai
Chreiai--China--History--17th century
Jesuits--China--History--17th century--Contributions in rhetoric and morality
Moral education--China--Catholic authors
SeriesEuro-sinica ; Bd. 14
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish, Chinese
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #18727
ISBN9783034314398 ; 3034314396LCCN2013022632OCLC851642764