Matteo Ricci: A Jesuit in the Ming Court

封面
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011年5月16日 - 336 頁
0 書評
Matteo Ricci (1552–1610), the first of the early Jesuit missionaries of the China mission, is widely considered the most outstanding cultural mediator of all time between China and the West. This engrossing and fluid book offers a thorough, knowledgeable biography of this fascinating and influential man, telling a deeply human and captivating story that still resonates today.

Michela Fontana traces Ricci's travels in China in detail, providing a rich portrait of Ming China and the growing importance of cultural exchanges between China and the West. She shows how Ricci incorporated his ideas of "cultural accommodation" into both his life and his writings aimed at the Chinese elite. Her biography is the first to highlight Ricci's immensely important scientific work and that of key Christian converts, such as Xu Guangqi, who translated Euclid's Elements together with Ricci. Exploring the history of science in China and the West as well as their dramatically different cultural attitudes toward religious and philosophical issues, Michela Fontana introduces not only Ricci's life but the first significant encounter between Western and Chinese civilizations.
 

讀者評論 - 撰寫評論

我們找不到任何評論。

內容

The Jesuit and Mathematics
1
In the East
17
The Difficulty of Learning Chinese
33
The Man from the West
47
The Pride of Li Madou
67
The Meeting of Confucius and Euclid
81
Metamorphosis into Mandarin
99
The Strength of Friendship
120
Doctor Paul
230
Euclid Becomes Chinese
243
The Open Door
260
After Matteo Ricci
277
Chronology
299
Chinese Dynasties
303
Glossary
305
Bibliographic Sources
307

To Beijing
140
Prisoner of the Eunuch
169
In the Heart of the Empire
185
The Empty Throne
200
The Lord of Heaven
217
Acknowledgments
309
Index of Names
313
About the Author
319
版權所有

其他版本 - 查看全部

常見字詞

關於作者 (2011)

Michela Fontana, who holds a degree in mathematics and taught at Milano State University, is a science journalist and writer who lived in China for several years. She was a recipient of the Knight Science Fellowship for science journalism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has won the Glaxo Prize for science journalism, the Pirelli International Award for the popularization of science, and the 2010 Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique for the French edition of Matteo Ricci. She wrote the script for the play Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit Scientist at the Ming Court.

書目資訊