|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.
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