Journey to the East
The Jesuit Mission to China, 1579-1724
By (author) Liam Matthew Brockey
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Journey to the East by Liam Matthew Brockey
Book DescriptionIt was one of the great encounters of world history: highly educated European priests confronting Chinese culture for the first time in the modern era. This 'journey to the East' is explored by Liam Brockey as he retraces the path of the Jesuit missionaries who sailed from Portugal to China, believing that, with little more than firm conviction and divine assistance, they could convert the Chinese to Christianity. Moving beyond the image of Jesuits as cultural emissaries, his book shows how these priests translated Roman Catholicism into the Chinese cultural frame and eventually claimed two hundred thousand converts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674030367
(235mm x 155mm x 36mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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In an age when few ventured beyond their birthplace, Andre Palmeiro left Portugal to inspect Jesuit missions from Mozambique to Japan. A global history in the guise of biography, The Visitor> tells the story of a theologian whose travels bore witness to the fruitful contact--and violent collision--of East and West in the early modern era.
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Author Biography - Liam Matthew Brockey
Liam Matthew Brockey is Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University.
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