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Imagined civilizations : China, the West, and their first encounter

Author: Roger Hart
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the Jesuits claimed Xu as a convert, he presented the Jesuits as men from afar who had traveled from the West to China to serve the emperor.

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Hart, Roger (Roger Preston).
Imagined civilizations.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012934091
Named Person: Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci; Matteo Ricci
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Hart
ISBN: 9781421407128 1421407124
OCLC Number: 853624079
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Science as the Measure of Civilizations""; ""3 From Copula to Incommensurable Worlds""; ""4 Mathematical Texts in Historical Context""; ""5 Tracing Practices Purloined by the Three Pillars""; ""6 Xu Guangqi, Grand Guardian""; ""7 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Appendix A: Zhu Zaiyu�s New Theory of Calculation""; ""Appendix B: Xu Guangqi�s Right Triangles, Meanings""; ""Appendix C: Xu Guangqi�s Writings""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N"" ""O""""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""x""; ""y""; ""z""
Responsibility: Roger Hart.

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