European Traders and Catholic Missionaries in Early Modern East Asia 1542-1721

European Traders and Catholic Missionaries in Early Modern East Asia 1542-1721

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Guest Lecture Lecturer: Yijiang Zhong Time and Date: 11-12:15; Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 Topic: European Traders and Catholic Missionaries in Early Modern East Asia, ca. 1542-1721 Required reading: 1. Atlas of World History. Patrick K. O’Brien, General Editor. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999). Available at Virginia Tech library. Call No.: G1030. O85 1999 . Read pp.112-119, 130-131, 138-141, including both maps and texts. Accessible at: http://www.gis.lib.vt.edu/gis_data/Atlas_World_History.pdf 2. Cohen, Warren I. “Europe and Japan Disrupt the East Asian International Order,” in East Asia at the Center: Four Thousand Years of Engagement with the World . (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000), 183-215.
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Unformatted text preview: Recommended reading (the following articles can help familiarize you with the lecture content. But they are optional and you are not required to read them): 3. “St. Francis Xavier: Letter from Japan, to the Society of Jesus in Europe, 1552.” Internet Modern History Sourcebook . http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1552xavier4.html 4. “The Chinese Rites Controversy, 1715.” Internet Modern History Sourcebook . http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1715chineserites.html 5. “The Emperor in the Cosmic Order.” Living in the Chinese Cosmos, Understanding Religion in Late Imperial China . http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/cosmos/irc/emperor.htm...
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