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Author Sachsenmaier, Dominic, author.

Title Global entanglements of a man who never traveled : a seventeenth-century Chinese Christian and his conflicted worlds / Dominic Sachsenmaier
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Series Columbia studies in international and global history
Columbia studies in international and global history.
Contents Introduction: situating Zhu Zongyuan -- A local life and its global contexts -- A globalizing organization and Chinese Christian life -- A teaching shaped by constraints -- Of foreign learnings and Confucian ways -- European origins on trial -- Epilogue: the global standing of a man who never traveled
Summary Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, the seventeenth-century Chinese Christian convert Zhu Zongyuan likely never left his home province. Yet Zhu nonetheless led a remarkably globally connected life. His relations with the outside world, ranging from scholarly activities to involvement with globalizing Catholicism, put him in contact with a complex and contradictory set of foreign and domestic forces. In Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled, Dominic Sachsenmaier explores the mid-seventeenth-century world and the worldwide flows of ideas through the lens of Zhu's life, combining the local, regional, and global. Taking particular aspects of Zhu's multiple belongings as a starting point, Sachsenmaier analyzes the contexts that framed his worlds as he balanced a local life and his border-crossing faith. At the local level, the book pays attention to the intellectual, political, and social environments of late Ming and early Qing society, including Confucian learning and the Manchu conquest, questioning the role of ethnic and religious identities. At the global level, it considers how individuals like Zhu were situated within the history of organizations and power structures such as the Catholic Church and early modern empires amid larger transformations and encounters. A strikingly original work, this book is a major contribution to East Asian, transnational, and global history, with important implications for historical approaches and methodologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed on June 06, 2018)
Subject Zhu, Zongwen, active 1652.
SUBJECT Zhu, Zongwen, active 1652 fast
Subject Scholars -- China -- Biography
Christian biography -- China
HISTORY -- World.
Christian biography
Civilization -- Western influences
Intellectual life
SUBJECT China -- Intellectual life -- 17th century
China -- Civilization -- Western influences.
Subject China
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018013663
ISBN 9780231547314
Other Titles Seventeenth-century Chinese Christian and his conflicted worlds