China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 : Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions
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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- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.