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The Resource Making the new world their own : Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery, by Qiong Zhang

Making the new world their own : Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery, by Qiong Zhang

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Making the new world their own : Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery
Title
Making the new world their own
Title remainder
Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery
Statement of responsibility
by Qiong Zhang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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1964-
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Zhang, Qiong
Dewey number
509.51/09032
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Scientific and Learned Cultures and Their Institutions
Series volume
v. 15
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  • Jesuits
  • Science
  • Cosmology, Chinese
  • Cartography
  • Geography
  • Scholars
  • China
  • Jesuit scientists
  • Intercultural communication
  • East and West
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Making the new world their own : Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery, by Qiong Zhang
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
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ocn910662444
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1 online resource
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online
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9789004284388
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910662444
Label
Making the new world their own : Chinese encounters with Jesuit science in the age of discovery, by Qiong Zhang
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
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
Control code
ocn910662444
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004284388
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910662444

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