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Jesuit chreia in late Ming China : two studies with an annotated translation of Alfonso Vagnone's Illustrations of the Grand Dao

Author: Sher-shiueh Li; Thierry Meynard
Publisher: Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series: Euro-Sinica, Bd. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an astonishing collaboration the Italian Jesuit Alfonso Vagnone (also known as GaoYizhi) and with and the Chinese scholar-official Han Yun wrote down 355 chreiai and sayings, bringing classic Western rhetoric teaching to the late Ming China. In this book, two specialists present complementary studies on the historical, political, and literary background of this interesting topic.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Named Person: Alfonso Vagnoni; Alfonso Vagnoni
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sher-shiueh Li; Thierry Meynard
ISBN: 9783034314398 3034314396
OCLC Number: 851642764
Language Note: English and Chinese text with English translations.
Description: 373 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ming Jesuit chreia in Chinese : an analysis of its types and functions by / Sher-Shiueh Li --
Illustrations of the Grand Dao : a book of rhetoric and morality in late Ming China / Thierry Meynard --
Alfonso Vagnone's illustrations of the Grand Dao / edited, translated and commented by Sher-Shiveh LI and Thierry Menard.
Series Title: Euro-Sinica, Bd. 14.
Responsibility: Sher-shiueh Li and Thierry Meynard.

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Used by classical Western schools to teach rhetoric, a chreia is a brief saying attributed to a famous historical figure. In Late Ming China, the Italian Jesuit Alfonso Vagnone, also named Gao Yizhi,  Read more...

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