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WH 11-9-07 - 9 November 2007 WH Cultural Encounters in Asia...

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9 November 2007 WH Cultural Encounters in Asia I. Catholic Missionaries in Ming and Qing China A. Trade and Traders i. Increasing presence of European traders and merchants esp. Spanish and their new colony of 16 th cent. At manila, portugeuse all over the place (strong presence in chin through port at macao—southern china B. Catholic Missionaries in the Middle Kingdom a. No protestants around globe until 19 th century---most important—members of the society of jesus - Jesuits—founded by ignatius loyola (1491-1556) in 1540—1550 quite popular—important with conversion efforts- protestants to Catholicism, non catholics- > Catholicism-----jesuits- extremely educated men—Jesuits found asian missions to be of important—chose best men—must find a way to make catholicism appealing to Chinese audience-make it seem acceptable and not so alien—jesutis believe that they can bring the faith to other countries without destroying culture— keeping ways intact-adopt clothing of Buddhist monks (seen as low level of society
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