Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Imagined Civilizations: China, the West, and Their First Encounter” as Want to Read:
Imagined Civilizations: China, the West, and Their First Encounter
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Imagined Civilizations: China, the West, and Their First Encounter

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  1 Review
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Imagined Civilizations, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Imagined Civilizations

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jessica Zu
Mar 19, 2016 Jessica Zu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ge
a lovely read (skim)! will reread. The chapter on the politics of translation is particularly intriguing!
Steven Zheng
Steven Zheng rated it it was amazing
Jul 06, 2015
Wesley Machiela
Wesley Machiela rated it liked it
Oct 24, 2016
Leni marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2014
Aly Pavitt
Aly Pavitt marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
Andrew Tang
Andrew Tang marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2016
Charlotte Fraser
Charlotte Fraser marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Libby marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2016
David Jardine
David Jardine marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book