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Europe and China : science and the arts in the 17th and 18th centuries
AuthorSaraiva, Luís
Liu Dun 劉鈍
History of Mathematical Sciences : Portugal and East Asia IV (2008 : Beijing)
Pub. LocationSingapore ; Hackensack, NJPublisherWorld Scientific
Date2008Phys. Desc.pdf. [xxx, 309 p. : ill. (some color)]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberQA21.E97 2008d
Europe and China : Science and the Arts in the 17th and 18th Centuries / edited by Luis Saraiva, with the collaboration of Liu Dun.
Includes bibliographical references.

"The Conference "History of Mathematical Sciences: Portugal and East Asia IV " took place at the Friendship Hotel, Beijing, from 6 to 8 November 2008"--Acknowledgements.

I. Portugal and the Jesuit missions in Asia. Portugal and the Jesuit mission to China: trends in historiography / Rui Magone. Evangelization, politics, and technology transfer in 17th-century Cochinchina: the case of Joao da Cruz / Alexei Volkov -- II. The Jesuits and the knowledge of China in Europe. The Jesuits and their study of Chinese astronomy and chronology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Han Qi. The Jesuit Jean-Joseph-Marie Amiot and Chinese music in the eighteenth century / Nii Yoko -- III. Tomas Pereira (1646-1708). Some data on Tomas Pereira's (Xu Risheng) biography and manuscripts / Isabel Pina. Pereira's trip to Tartary in 1685 / Davor Antonucci. Thomas Pereira and the knowledge of Western music in the 17th and 18th centuries in China / Wang Bing and Manuel Serrano Pinto. Pereira's musical heritage as context for his contributions in China / Joyce Lindorff -- IV. New sources on Western science at the Chinese Emperor's Court. Verbiest's manuscripts on astronomy and mechanics (1676): from Beijing to Moscow and Constantinople / Noel Golvers and Efthymios Nicolaidis. Manchu manuscripts on mathematics in the Toyo Bunko, the State Library of Inner Mongolia and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France / Junsei Watanabe. The new thermometer and a slice of experimental philosophy in the early Qing court / Shi Yunli -- V. Missionaries in Beijing during the reigns of Kangxi and Yongzheng. Karel Slavicek and his scientific works in China / Liu Dun. Guillaume Bonjour (1670-1714): chronologist, linguist, and "casual" scientist / Ugo Baldini. "Western astronomy vs. Korean geography": intellectual exchanges between a Korean and the Jesuits as seen from Yi Kiji's 1720 Beijing Travelogue / Lim Jongtae.

Missionaries, and in particular the Portuguese Assistancy of the Society of Jesus, played a fundamental role in the dissemination of Western scientific knowledge in East Asia. They also brought to Europe a deeper knowledge of Asian countries. This volume brings together a series of essays analyzing important new data on this significant scientific and cultural exchange, including several in-depth discussions of new sources relevant to Jesuit scientific activities at the Chinese Emperor's Court. It includes major contributions examining various case studies that range from the work of some individual missionaries (Karel Slavicek, Guillaume Bonjour) in Beijing during the reigns of Kangxi and Yongzheng to the cultural exchange between a Korean envoy and the Beijing Jesuits during the early 18th century. Focusing in particular on the relationship between science and the arts, this volume also features articles pertaining to the historical contributions made by Tomas Pereira and Jean-Joseph-Marie Amiot, to the exchange of musical knowledge between China and Europe.

Local access dig.pdf. [Saraiva-Europe and China Science.pdf]

Subject(s)Science and the arts--East Asia--History--Congresses
Science and the arts--Europe--History--Congresses
Mathematics--East Asia--History--Congresses
Mathematics--Portugal--History--Congresses
Science--China--History--Congresses
Science--Portugal--History
Music theory--China--Early works to 1800--Jesuit authors
Music--China--History--16th-18th centuries--Jesuit influence
Rec. TypeConference ProceedingsLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19898
ISBN9789814390446 ; 9814390445OCLC840254724