The Resource Sojourners in a strange land : Jesuits and their scientific missions in late imperial China, Florence C. Hsia

Sojourners in a strange land : Jesuits and their scientific missions in late imperial China, Florence C. Hsia

Label
Sojourners in a strange land : Jesuits and their scientific missions in late imperial China
Title
Sojourners in a strange land
Title remainder
Jesuits and their scientific missions in late imperial China
Statement of responsibility
Florence C. Hsia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though Jesuits assumed a variety of roles as missionaries in late imperial China, their most memorable guise was that of scientific expert, whose maps, clocks, astrolabes, and armillaries reportedly astonished the Chinese. But the icon of the missionary-scientist is itself a complex myth. Masterfully correcting the standard story of China Jesuits as simple conduits for Western science, Florence C. Hsia shows how these missionary-scientists remade themselves as they negotiated the place of the profane sciences in a religious enterprise. Sojourners in a Strange Land develops a genealogy of Jesuit conceptions of scientific life within the Chinese mission field from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Analyzing the printed record of their endeavors in natural philosophy and mathematics, Hsia identifies three models of the missionary man of science by their genres of writing: mission history, travelogue, and academic collection. Drawing on the history of early modern Europe's scientific, religious, and print culture, she uses the elaboration and reception of these scientific personae to construct the first collective biography of the Jesuit missionary-scientist's many incarnations in late imperial China. --From publisher's description
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hsia, Florence C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BV2290
  • BX3746.C5
LC item number
  • .H75 2009
  • H75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ricci, Matteo
  • Ricci, Matteo
  • Jesuits
  • Jesuiten
  • Jesuiten
  • Jesuiten
  • Jesuits
  • Jesuit scientists
  • Science
  • Wissenschaft
  • mission catholique
  • scientifique
  • Mission
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Technik
  • Kulturkontakt
  • Wissenschaft
  • Jesuit scientists
  • Missions
  • Science
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Sojourners in a strange land : Jesuits and their scientific missions in late imperial China, Florence C. Hsia
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Who was that masked man? -- Writing missions -- Telling missionary lives -- Making Jesuit science travel -- Reading Jesuit Voyages -- Jesuit academicians -- Observational fortunes -- Familiar letters and familiar faces
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 272 p.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226355597
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010016
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)315239309
  • (OCoLC)ocn315239309
Label
Sojourners in a strange land : Jesuits and their scientific missions in late imperial China, Florence C. Hsia
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Who was that masked man? -- Writing missions -- Telling missionary lives -- Making Jesuit science travel -- Reading Jesuit Voyages -- Jesuit academicians -- Observational fortunes -- Familiar letters and familiar faces
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 272 p.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226355597
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010016
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)315239309
  • (OCoLC)ocn315239309

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