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Imagined Civilizations: China, the West, and Their First Encounter
by Roger Hart
Accounts of the seventeenth-century Jesuit Mission to China have often celebrated it as the great encounter of two civilizations. The Jesuits portrayed themselves as wise men from the West who used mathematics and science in service of their mission. Chinese literati-official Xu Guangqi (1562–1633), who collaborated with the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci (1552–1610) to ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published July 11th 2013 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published August 3rd 2012)
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