|Toward a missionary poetics in late Ming China : the Jesuit appropriation of Greco-Roman lore through the medieval tradition of European exempla|
|Author||Li Sher-Shiueh [Li Shixue 李奭學]|
|Pub. Location||Chicago||Publisher||University of Chicago, Dept. of Comparative Literature|
|Date||1999||Phys. Desc.||CD-ROM [vii, 270 leaves ; 28 cm.] : pdf|
|Location||Digital Archives||Call Number||BX3746.C5 L585 1999cd|
|Toward a missionary poetics in late Ming China : the Jesuit appropriation of "Greco-Roman" lore through the medieval tradition of European exempla / by Sher-Shiueh Li.|
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, Dept. of Comparative Literature, June 1999.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The present dissertation offers a re-examination of the late Ming Jesuit writings in Chinese from a literary perspective ... finds that the connection between Jesuit works and literature is made through the medieval ars praedicandi, whose particular logic of proofs actually finds its fountainhead in such rhetoricians as Aristotle, St. Augustine, and Alan of Lille.... the Ming Jesuits "transwrite" a variety of medieval exempla from Latin and, possibly, Greek sources in their apologetical and evangelical works in Chinese... The focal point of the present study is the Greco-Roman type of the Jesuit sermon stories ..."
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