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The forgotten Christians of Hangzhou, D.E. Mungello

Label
The forgotten Christians of Hangzhou
Title
The forgotten Christians of Hangzhou
Statement of responsibility
D.E. Mungello
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on manuscripts from the once inaccessible former Jesuit library of Zikawei in Shanghai, this book breaks new ground in focusing on the generation that followed Matteo Ricci and other luminaries of the early China mission. Unusual in its coverage of both Jesuits and their Chinese literati converts, The Forgotten Christians of Hangzhou traces the development of the Christian presence in seventeenth century Hangzhou through the work of Jesuit fathers Martino Martini and Prospero Intorcetta, and Confucian scholar Zhang Xingyao, whose struggle to demonstrate the compatibility of Neo-Confucianism with the "Lord of Heaven Teaching from the Far West" forms the focus of D. E. Mungello's penetrating study. Zhang and his fellow literati converts were in almost all respects highly orthodox Confucians who nevertheless regarded Christianity as complementary to, and in some respects transcending, Confucianism. Their search for an intellectual blending of the two religions shows that, contrary to important recent studies, Christianity was inculturated into seventeenth-century China far more than has been realized. Prior to their dissolution at the hands of a hostile imperial government a century later, the Hangzhou Christians had built one of the most beautiful churches in East Asia, a seminary for training young Chinese priests, a library and printing center, and a Jesuit cemetery. The church and cemetery have since been reopened and the works of Hangzhou Christians are preserved in libraries in Shanghai, Beijing, and Paris. These architectural and literary monuments help reconstruct the features of one of China's most colorful and historical cities and the experiences of some of her most remarkable inhabitants. The Forgotten Christians of Hangzhou not only tells us their story but adds a new dimension to our knowledge of the assimilation of Christianity by Chinese culture - a process that is still under way today. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Mungello, D. E.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1295.H36
LC item number
M86 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jesuits
  • Hangzhou (China)
  • China
Label
The forgotten Christians of Hangzhou, D.E. Mungello
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In the Beginning -- 2. The Elixir of Immortality from the Far West: Cinnabar from Rome -- 3. Through a Glass Darkly -- 4. The Negligence of Today's Literati -- 5. Loving the Lord of Heaven and Hating the Buddha -- 6. In the Eastern Sea and in the Western Sea Sages Arise Who Are Identical in Thinking -- 7. At the End
Control code
28926858
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780824815400
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93036553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The forgotten Christians of Hangzhou, D.E. Mungello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In the Beginning -- 2. The Elixir of Immortality from the Far West: Cinnabar from Rome -- 3. Through a Glass Darkly -- 4. The Negligence of Today's Literati -- 5. Loving the Lord of Heaven and Hating the Buddha -- 6. In the Eastern Sea and in the Western Sea Sages Arise Who Are Identical in Thinking -- 7. At the End
Control code
28926858
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780824815400
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93036553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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