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The Jesuit reading of Confucius : the first complete translation of the Lunyu (1687) published in the West. [Confucius Sinarum Philosophus. Lunyu 論語. Latin. English & Chinese]
AuthorMeynard, Thierry 梅謙立
Confucius 孔子
Pub. LocationLeidenPublisherBrill
Date2015Phys. Desc.viii, 675 p. : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberPL2477.M49 2015
The Jesuit reading of Confucius : the first complete translation of the Lunyu (1687) published in the West / by Thierry Meynard, SJ.
Chinese text with the Latin translation of the Lunyu and its commentaries, and their rendition in modern English, with notes.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The very name of Confucius is a constant reminder that the foremost sage in China was first known in the West through Latin works. The most influential of these was the 'Confucius Sinarum Philosophus' (Confucius, the Philosopher of China), published in Paris in 1687. For more than two hundred years, Western intellectuals like Leibniz and Voltaire read and meditated on the sayings of Confucius from this Latin version. Thierry Meynard examines the intellectual background of the Jesuits in China and their thought processes in coming to understand the Confucian tradition. He presents a trilingual edition of the Lunyu, including the Chinese text, the Latin translation of the 'Lunyu' and its commentaries, and their rendition in modern English, with notes."--OCLC record.

Table of contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Illustrations -- Introduction
I. The Genesis of the Sinarum Philosophus and its Prototypes.
II. The Interweaving of Different Chinese Sources.
III. Editorial Choices in Translating the Lunyu.
IV. The Jesuit Reading of the Lunyu and the Image of Confucius.
V. The Life of Confucius and his Portrait.
VI. The Reception of the Lunyu through Two Derivative Works.
Conclusion: Classics in the Global Age.
Trilingual Edition of the Lunyu, with Notes.
The Life of Confucius, Father of Chinese Philosophy.
Appendix. Ming Edition of the Lunyu jizhu with References in the Sinarum Philosophus.
Vocabulary -- Bibliography -- Index.

Local access dig.pdf. [Meynard-Jesuit Reading Confucius.pdf]

Subject(s)Confucius 孔子. Lunyu 論語--Criticism and interpretation
Confucius 孔子. Lunyu 論語--Translations into English
Jesuits--China--Intellectual life--17th century
Confucianism--Sacred books
Confucianism--Western interpretations
Confucianism--Relations--Christianity--17th-18th century
Chinese classics--Early translations--Latin
Chinese classics--Translations into English
SeriesJesuit studies (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v. 3.
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #18741
ISBN9789004289772 ; 9004289771LCCN2015008867OCLC900685675