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Author Zhang, Qiong, 1964-
Title Making the new world their own : Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery / by Qiong Zhang
Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2015
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 Modern History Library  509.51 Z63    AVAILABLE    30550100582954
 人文社會聯圖  Q127.C5 Z4656 2015    AVAILABLE    30600020092145
Descript xx, 435 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions, 2352-1325 ; volume 15
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 15
Note "In Making the New World Their Own, Qiong Zhang offers a systematic study of how Chinese scholars in the late Ming and early Qing came to understand that the Earth is shaped as a globe. This notion arose from their encounters with Matteo Ricci, Giulio Aleni and other Jesuits. These encounters formed a fascinating chapter in the early modern global integration of space. It unfolded as a series of mutually constitutive and competing scholarly discourses that reverberated in fields from cosmology, cartography and world geography to classical studies. Zhang demonstrates how scholars such as Xiong Mingyu, Fang Yizhi, Jie Xuan, Gu Yanwu, and Hu Wei appropriated Jesuit ideas to rediscover China's place in the world and reconstitute their classical tradition"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Globalization, localization, and cultural resilience -- Mapping a contact zone -- Divergent discourses on the physical earth in premodern China -- The introduction and refashioning of the terraqueous globe -- Translating the four seas across space and time -- Taking in a new world -- Conclusion: Jesuit science and the shape of Chinese early modernity
Subject Science -- China -- History -- 17th century
Cosmology, Chinese -- History -- 17th century
Cartography -- China -- History -- 17th century
Geography -- China -- History -- 17th century
Scholars -- China -- History -- 17th century
China -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
Jesuit scientists -- China -- History -- 17th century
Jesuits -- Missions -- China -- History -- 17th century
Intercultural communication -- China -- History -- 17th century
East and West -- History -- 17th century
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