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Harmonious Disagreement: Matteo Ricci and His Closest Chinese Friends (Asian Thought and Culture)

Yu Liu

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ISBN 10: 1433132419 / ISBN 13: 9781433132414
Published by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, 2015
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Harmonious Disagreement: Matteo Ricci and ...

Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: New edition.

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The fascinating story of Matteo Ricci (1552–1610) changing himself while trying to change the religious faith of the Chinese has been told many times. As a Jesuit, Ricci pushed Christian evangelism by claiming a theistic affinity with Confucianism and by presenting himself as a defender of Confucian orthodoxy from Buddhism. Already in his day, Ricci’s unusual cultural adaptation was controversial; not surprisingly, scholarly studies have hitherto focused almost exclusively on variations of this controversy. Reacting mostly to Ricci’s account of events, this line of research has provided insight, but much more can be learned about the early-modern cross-cultural encounter of Europe and China if the perspective is broadened to include his intricate and intriguing relationships with his Chinese friends. With his distinctively different religiosity, personal charisma, and knowledge of European science and mathematics, Ricci impressed the social and cultural elite of late Ming China, many of whom befriended him and some of whom became Christian converts. However, between him and his Chinese friends there were always disagreements, resulting sometimes from a lack of understanding or misunderstanding, and sometimes even when they apparently understood each other perfectly. Followed closely as the investigative thread of this book, the many kinds of disagreement cast an unusual light on an otherwise long familiar subject and are instructive for the at times tense and even hostile, but in reality always mutually energizing relationship of both competition and complement between China and the West in the early twenty-first century.

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Yu Liu received his PhD in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently Professor of English at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, New York. Dr. Liu is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship (2006–2007) and a Fulbright lecturing-research fellowship at the City University of Hong Kong (2012–2013). He is also the author of Poetics and Politics: The Revolutions of Wordsworth (1999) and Seeds of a Different Eden: Chinese Gardening Ideas and a New English Aesthetic Ideal (2008).

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