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Discovering China: European Interpretations in the Enlightenment Julia Ching

Discovering China: European Interpretations in the Enlightenment

Julia Ching

Published December 1st 1992
ISBN : 9781878822147
Hardcover
243 pages
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From the late sixteenth century on, with the sending of Jesuit missionaries to China, the West had the fortune of receiving first-hand reports about China from educated persons trained in the philosophy and sciences of the day. What these men saidMoreFrom the late sixteenth century on, with the sending of Jesuit missionaries to China, the West had the fortune of receiving first-hand reports about China from educated persons trained in the philosophy and sciences of the day. What these men said and wrote stirred some leading minds in Europe, among them Leibniz, Wolff and Kant. The essays in this volume, studies of what Western thinkers in the Enlightenment said and wrote about China, are important for everyone interested in East-West intellectual exchanges, for the ideas and prejudices of the shapers of the Western mind continue to the present day to influence Western relations with China. Contributors: Walter W. Davis, Knud Lundbaek, Arnold H. Rowbotham, David E. Mungello, Daniel J. Cook, Henry Rosemont Jr., Donald F. Lach, Johanna M. Menzel, R.C. Bald, Arthur F. Wright.