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Alfonso Vagnone's Tongyou Jiaoyu (On the Education of Children, c. 1632) : the earliest encounter between Chinese and European pedagogy. [Tongyou Jiaoyu 童幼教育. English & Chinese]
AuthorFalato, Giulia 寒梅
Vagnone, Alfonso 高一志, 1566-1640
Pub. LocationLeiden ; BostonPublisherBrill
Date2020Phys. Desc.viii, 298 p. : ill. (black and white) ; 24 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberLA1131.F35 2020
Alfonso Vagnone's Tongyou Jiaoyu (On the Education of Children, c. 1632) : the earliest encounter between Chinese and European pedagogy / Giulia Falato.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Giulia Falato's work on Alfonso Vagnone S.J.' s (1568-1640) Tongyou jiaoyu (On the Education of Children) offers a systematic study of the earliest treatise on European pedagogy and its first annotated translation in English. In particular, it highlights the role of Tongyou jiaoyu as a cultural bridge between the Chinese and Western traditions. Drawing from archival materials and multi-language literature, Falato produces an insightful account of the Jesuit's background, the pedagogical debate in late-Ming China, and the making and main sources of the treatise. Through the diachronic analysis of a selection of philosophical terms, this work also provides a fresh perspective on the Jesuits' lexical innovations and contribution to the formation of the modern Chinese lexicon.

1. European Education and the Society of Jesus in the 15th and 16th Centuries -- 1. Jesuits and the Humanist Education -- 2. The Ratio Studiorum -- 3. Alfonso Vagnone's Literary Formation -- 2. Chinese Pedagogy during the Song and Ming Dynasties -- 1. A Historical Overview of Chinese Traditional Education -- 1.1. The "San -- Bai -- Qian -- 三-百-千 and Other Primers for Preschool Education -- 2. Zhu Xi and Xiaoxue 小學 (Elementary Learning, 1187) -- 3. The Educational Debate in Late Ming China -- 3. The Making of Tongyou jiaoyu: a 17 Year-Long Journey -- 1. Vagnone's Reasons to Write about Pedagogy -- 2. The Making of the Book and the Year of Publication: Some Related Issues -- 3. The Book's Content and Main Topics: Between Classical and Renaissance Pedagogy -- 4. Sources of Tongyou jiaoyu: An Open Debate -- 1 The Classical Influence on Vagnone's Work: Plutarch and Quintilian's Treatises on Education -- 1.1. Plutarch's Moral Education in Peri paidon agoges -- 1.2. The Precursor of Modern Pedagogy: Quinitilian's Institutio oratoria -- 2. Vagnone's Source of Inspiration: Juan Bonifacio's Treatise Christiani Pueri Institutio -- 3. Maffeo Vegio, Desiderius Erasmus, and Juan de Torres: Renaissance Pedagogy Transmitted to 17th Century China -- 4. The Influence of Chinese Canonical Texts on Tongyou jiaoyu -- 5. Into the Text: A Study on Vagnone's Language and Style -- 1. The Rhetorical Use of chreiai and gnomai -- 2. Lexical Analysis and Related Considerations -- 3. Toponyms in Tongyou jiaoyu -- 4. The Examples of Nature and Animals -- 5. Branches of Western Learning -- 6. Translating the Name of God -- 7. Further Religious and Pedagogical Terms.

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Subject(s)Vagnone, Alfonso 高一志, 1566-1640. Tongyou jiaoyu 童幼教育
Education--China--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Early childhood education--China--History--17th century--Moral and ethical aspects--Jesuit influence
Religious education of children--China--17th century--Jesuit influence
Jesuits--China--History--17th century--Contributions in education and pedagogy
Jesuits--China--History--17th century--Contributions in rhetoric and morality
Chreiai--China--History--17th century
SeriesStudies in the history of Christianity in East Asia ; v. 3
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish-Chinese
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #19905