Journey to the East: The Jesuit Mission to China, 1579–1724

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 512 pages
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It 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 Brockey as he retraces the path of the Jesuit missionaries who sailed from Portugal to China.
 

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Contents

An Uneasy Foothold
25
In the Shadow of Greatness
57
Witnesses to Armageddon
92
The Problem of Success
125
Between Tolerance and the Intolerable
164
Building the Church
205
In the Apostles Classroom
207
Learning the Language of Birds
243
A Good Method and Order
328
Brothers of Passion and Mercy
366
Conclusion
403
Bibliographic Note
423
Notes
427
Illustration Credits
479
Index
481
Copyright

The Business of Conversion
287

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About the author (2009)

Liam Matthew Brockey is Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University.

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