Chinese Religion Section 5

Chinese Religion Section 5 - China was the richest and most...

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China was the richest and most powerful country in the world 19 th Century - Disaster - Leaped fogged by Europe - Rise of the West - Colonialism by British - Great century for Japan - People were giving up on Confucianism and Popular Religon - Christianity in China Three Early Modern Critques of Confucianism (Internal) 1. Associated with blind fate - What they valued was going with the social norm without question 2. Anti-Commerce - Valued the scholars instead of merchants 3. Aristocracy - Leadership passed down from father to son, and longer best person for the job Christianity in China (External) - Western Christian Missionaries coming into China - Many ways to say God in Chinese 1. Eastern Orthodox Church, 7 th Century - Syrian Christian Monks were warmly received, Emperor embraced and built a monastery for them, Some Chinese were converted - Known as Luminous Teaching and fairly successful for a couple hundred of years - Great Persecution halted 2. Catholic Missionary - Father Matteo Ricci, Jesuit - Arrives to China and had great respect for Chinese culture - Strategy: Make Christianity more Chinese in China - Keep core principles and adapt other things to Chinese norms - Offered China advancement, served as scholars - Drew a lot of attention to Christianity
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