China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800: Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions

China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800: Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions


By (author) Jr. John E. Wills, Contributions by John Cranmer-Byng, Contributions by Jr. Willard J. Peterson, Contributions by John W. Witek

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  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521179459
  • ISBN 13: 9780521179454
  • Illustrations note: 1 map
  • Sales rank: 424,520

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China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 looks at early modern China in some of its most complicated and intriguing relations with a world of increasing global interconnection. New World silver, Chinese tea, Jesuit astronomers at the Chinese court, and merchants and marauders of all kinds play important roles here. Although pieces of these stories have been told before, these chapters provide the fullest and clearest available summaries, based on sources in Chinese and in European languages, making this information accessible to students and scholars interested in the growing connections among continents and civilizations in the early modern period.

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John E. Wills, Jr, is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Southern California. He is the author of many books, articles and chapters on China.

Table of contents

Introduction John E. Wills, Jr; 1. Maritime Europe and the Ming John E. Wills, Jr; 2. Learning from heaven: the introduction of Christianity and other Western ideas into late Ming China Willard J. Peterson; 3. Catholic missions and the Chinese reaction to Christianity, 1644-1800 John W. Witek; 4. Trade and diplomacy under the Qing John L. Cranmer-Byng and John E. Wills, Jr.