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K'ung-tzu or Confucius? : the Jesuit interpretation of Confucianism
AuthorRule, Paul A. 魯保祿
Pub. LocationSydneyPublisherAllen & Unwin
Date1986Phys. Desc.xiii, 303 p. ; 22 cm. + dig.pdf.
LocationDigital Archives, and Hallway CasesCall NumberBL1852.R84 1986
K'ung-tzu or Confucius? : the Jesuit interpretation of Confucianism / Paul A. Rule.
Bibliography: p. 199-236. Includes indexes.
Based on the authors thesis: Australian National University, 1972.

1. To "Become Chinese": Nestorian Christians of the T'ang (Tang)--Mongol missions of the 13th and 14th centuries--Syncretism and assimilation--European knowledge of Chinese religion before the Jesuits--Jesuit missionary experience--Alessandro Valignano and the accomodation method.
2. Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit interpretation of Confucianism: Michele Ruggieri and the establishment of the mission--Matteo Ricci and the discovery of Confucianism--Ricci's interpretation of Confucianism--Matteo Ricci and the Chinese Rites question--Ricci and Confucianism: syncretism, accomodation, encounter?
3. Confucian interpretation of the Jesuits: Late Ming Confucianism--Christian Confucians--the Buddhist reaction--the Confucian reaction--Alleged Jesuit influence on late Ming-early Ch'ing thought.
4. A point of fact: the debate over terms and rites (1610-1688): Jesuit debate over terms--Arrival of the friars and the beginning of the debate over Chinese Rites--Legitimate prejudices?--Lull in the storm--Confucius Sinarum Philosophus.
5. Son of Heaven and Vicar of Christ: the Chinese Rites Controversy (1688-1742): Ching t'ien (Jing Tian 敬天) "Adore Heaven"--Louis Le Comte vs. the Sorbonne--Papal legates--Aftermath of the Rites.
6. Moses or China? the Jesuit Figurists: The Sources of Figurism--Figurists and their critics--Joachim Bouvet and the prophecies of the I-ching (Yijing 易經)--Jean-François Foucquet and the symbolism of the Chinese classics--Joseph de Prémare and the theory of "vestiges"
7. The Jesuits and the beginning of scientific sinology: Jean Baptiste du Halde--Antoine Gaubil--Alexandre de la Charme and the Hsing-li chen-ch'uan (Xingli zhenquan 性理真詮)--Memoires concernant l'histoire...etc. des chinois.

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Subject(s)Confucianism--China--Religious aspects--Jesuit interpretations
Chinese Rites controversy
Jesuits--China--History--Late Ming-Early Qing dynasties, 1550-1800
Christianity and other religions--Confucianism--17th-18th centuries--Sources
Christianity--China--History--16th-18th centuries
SeriesEast Asia series (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEditionReprintRec. #4339