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The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci

The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci Author by : Jonathan D. Spence
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008
Publisher by : Quercus Books
ISBN : 1847243444
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Total Download : 614

In 1577 a Jesuit priest named Matteo Ricci set out from Italy on a long journey to bring the Christian faith and Western thought to Ming dynasty China. He spent time in India and Macao before entering China in 1583 to undertake mission work. Travelling widely, Ricci learned local languages, mastered Chinese classical script, drew the first-ever map of the world in Chinese and acquired a rich appreciation of the indigenous culture of his hosts. In 1596 Ricci wrote a short book in Chinese on the art of memory for the governor of Jiangxi province, who was preparing his three sons for China's dema
Category: Jesuits

The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci

The Memory Palace Of Matteo Ricci Author by : Jonathan D. Spence
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1985-01-01
Publisher by :
ISBN : 0571132391
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Total Download : 295

This book is not only a rich and compelling narrative about Ricci's life in Italy, India, and China, but also a significant work of global history, in which intellectual, social, military, maritime, and religious themes are drawn together, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.
Category: China

Treason By The Book

Treason By The Book Author by : Jonathan Spence
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-04-05
Publisher by : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780241959145
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Total Download : 795

In 1728 a stranger handed a letter to Governor Yue calling on him to lead a rebellion against the Manchu rulers of China. Feigning agreement, he learnt the details of the plot and immediately informed the Emperor, Yongzheng. The ringleaders were captured with ease, forced to recant and, to the confusion and outrage of the public, spared. Drawing on an enormous wealth of documentary evidence - over a hundred and fifty secret documents between the Emperor and his agents are stored in Chinese archives - Jonathan Spence has recreated this revolt of the scholars in fascinating and chilling detail.
Category: History
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