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Giulio Aleni, Kouduo richao, and Christian–Confucian Dialogism in Late Ming Fujian

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By Song Gang

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Christian dialogic writings flourished in the Catholic missions in late Ming China. This study focuses on the mission work of the Italian Jesuit Giulio Aleni (Ai Rulüe 艾儒略, 1582–1649) in Fujian and the unique text Kouduo richao 口鐸日抄 (Diary of Oral Admonitions, 1630–1640) that records the religious and intellectual conversations among the Jesuits and local converts. By examining the mechanisms of dialogue in Kouduo richao and other Christian works distinguished by a certain dialogue form, the author of the present work aims to reveal the formation of a hybrid Christian–Confucian identity in late Ming Chinese religious experience.

By offering the new approach of dialogic hybridization, the book not only treats dialogue as an important yet underestimated genre in late Ming Christian literature, but it also uncovers a self–other identity complex in the dialogic exchanges of the Jesuits and Chinese scholars.

Giulio Aleni, Kouduo richao, and Christian–Confucian Dialogism in Late Ming Fujian is a multi-faceted investigation of the religious, philosophical, ethical, scientific, and artistic topics discussed among the Jesuits and late Ming scholars. This comprehensive research echoes what the distinguished Sinologist Erik Zürcher (1928–2008) said about the richness and diversity of Chinese Christian texts produced in the 17th and 18th centuries. Following Zürcher’s careful study and annotated full translation of Kouduo richao (Monumenta Serica Monograph Series, LVI/1-2), the present work features a set of new findings beyond the endeavours of Zürcher and other scholars. With the key concept of Christian-Confucian dialogism, it tells the intriguing story of Aleni’s mission work and the thriving Christian communities in late Ming Fujian.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Chapter One: From Literary Dialogue to Cultural Dialogism – Chapter Two: Aleni, Fujian Mission, and Kouduo richao – Chapter Three: Practical Investigations of Heaven and Earth – Chapter Four: Spiritual and Moral Cultivation of Man – Chapter Five: Salvation before the Eyes: Objects, Images, and Liturgies – Conclusion – Appendices – Bibliography – Index and Glossary – Chinese Summary

About the Author

Song Gang is Associate Professor of Chinese History in the School of Chinese, the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include cultural exchanges between China and the West, with a focus on the intercultural encounter of the Jesuit missionaries and Confucian scholars in late imperial China.

About the Series

Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

In order of volume number

70. The "Zhenzheng lun" by Xuanyi: A Buddhist Apologetic Scripture of Tang China, Thomas Jülch, 9780367182854

69. Giulio Aleni, Kouduo richao, and Christian–Confucian Dialogism in Late Ming Fujian, Song Gang, 9781138589124

68. Rooted in Hope: China – Religion – Christianity / In der Hoffnung verwurzelt: China – Religion – Christentum, 2-Volume Set 9781138718081; Volume 1 9781138718111; Volume 2 9781138718050

67 Konfuzianisches Ethos und westliche Wissenschaft, Hu Qiuhua, 9871909662704

66 A Good Son Is Sad if He Hears the Name of His Father, Adamek, Piotr, 9781909662698

65 "Das Fremde im eigenen Lande", Kuhlmann, Dirk, 9783805006248

64 On the School of Names in Ancient China, Solomon, Bernard S., 9783805006101

63 /1-2 The Splendours of Paradise. Murals and Epigraphic Documents et the Early Ming, Toyka, Ursula, 9783805006170

62 Die Begegnung Chinas mit dem Christentum, Gernet, Jacques, 9783805006033

61 Miscellanea Asiatica. Mélanges en l’honneur de Françoise Aubin, Aigle, D. [et al. eds], 9783805005685

60 The People and the Dao. New Studies in Chinese Religions in Honour of Daniel Overmyer, Clart, P. - Crowe, P. , 9873805005579

59 An Illustrated Life of Christ Presented to the Chinese Emperor. The History of ..., Standaert, Nicolas, 9873805005487

58 Ritendiskussionen am Hof der nördlichen Song-Dynastie 1034–1093 ..., Meyer, Christian, 9783805005517

57 Zurück zur Freude. Studien zur chinesischen Literatur ... Festschrift für Wolfgang Kubin, Hermann, M. [et al. eds], 9873805005500

56 /1-2 Kouduo richao. Li Jiubiao’s Diary of Oral Admonitions. A Late Ming Christian Journal, Zürcher, Erik [Transl.], 9783805005432

55 Forgive Us Our Sins. Confession in Late Ming and Early Qing China, Standaert, N. - Dudink, A. , 9783805005401

54 Islam in Traditional China. A Bibliographical Guide, Leslie, Donald D. [et al.], 3-8050-0533-4 = 9783805005333

53 /1-2 Francisco Varo’s Glossary of the Mandarin Language… (2 Volumes), South Coblin, Weldon, 3-8050-0526-1 = 9783805005265

52 The Shaping of the Book of Songs. From Ritualization to Secularization, Chen Zhi, 9783805005418

51 Encounters and Dialogues. Changing Perspectives on Chinese-Western Exchanges …, Wu Xiaoxin [Ed.], 3-8050-0525-3 = 9783805005258

50 /4a The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ, Vol. 4a, Malek, Roman [Ed.], 9781909662681

50 /3b The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ, Vol. 3b, Malek, Roman [Ed.], 9783805005425

50 /3a The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ, Vol. 3a, Malek, Roman [Ed.], 3-8050-0524-5 = 9783805005241

50 /2 The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ, Vol. 2, Malek, Roman [Ed.], 3-8050-0478-8 = 9783805004787

50 /1 The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ, Vol. 1, Malek, Roman [Ed.], 3-8050-0477-X = 9783805004770

49 Leben und historische Bedeutung des ersten Dalai Lama dGe ’dun grub pa dpal bzang ..., Shen Weirong, 3-8050-0469-9 = 9783805004695

48 Das Licht der Edlen (junzi zhi guang). Der Mond in der chinesischen Landschaftsmalerei, Lee-Kalisch, Jeonghee, 3-8050-0457-5 = 9783805004572

47 Die Aufnahme europäischer Inhalte in die chinesische Kultur durch Zhu Zongyuan, Sachsenmaier, Dominic, 3-8050-0455-9 = 9783805004558

46 From Kaifeng … to Shanghai. Jews in China, Malek, Roman [Ed.], 3-8050-0454-0 = 9783805004541

45 The Bible in China: The History of the Union Version or the Culmination of Protestant ..., Zetzsche, Jost-Oliver, 3-8050-0433-8 = 9783805004336

44 Jews and Judaism in Traditional China. A Comprehensive Bibliography, Leslie, Donald D., 3-8050-0418-4 = 9783805004183

43 Bible in Modern China. The Literary and Intellectual Impact, Eber, Irene [et al.], 3-8050-0424-9 = 9783805004244

42 "Scholar from the West." Giulio Aleni S.J. and the Dialogue between China and Christianity, Lippiello, T. - Malek, R., 3-8050-0386-2 = 9783805003865

41 Quellenstudien zur Landvergabe und Bodenübertragung in der westl. Zhou-Dynastie ..., Lau, Ulrich, 3-8050-0429-X = 9783805004299

40 Baihua. Zum Problem der Verschriftung gesprochener Sprache im Chinesischen, Zimmer, Thomas, 3-8050-0428-1 = 9783805004282

39 Auspicious Omens and Miracles in Ancient China. Han, Three Kingdoms and Six Dynasties, Lippiello, Tiziana, 3-8050-0456-7 = 9783805004565

38 Lebens- und Kulturbegriff von Liang Shuming (1893–1988), Wesołowski, Zbigniew, 3-8050-0399-4 = 9783805003995

37 Il natural lume de Cinesi. Teoria e prassi dell' evangelizazione nella Breve relatione ..., Gatta, Secondino, 3-8050-0404-4 = 9783805004046

36 Wang Kangnian (1860–1911) und die „Shiwubao", Heck, Ewald, 3-8050-0432-X = 9783805004329

35 /1-2 Western Learning and Christianity in China. The Contribution and Impact ..., Malek, Roman [Ed.], 3-8050-0409-5 = 9783805004091

34 Der Abbruch des Turmbaus. Studien zum Geist in China ... Festschrift für Rolf Trauzettel, Krüßmann, Ingrid [et al.], 3-8050-0360-9 = 9783805003605

33 The Chinese Rites Controversy: Its History and Meaning, Mungello, D. E. [Ed.] , 3-8050-0348-X = 9783805003483

32 Das „Meihua xishen pu" des Song Boren aus dem 13. Jahrhundert. Ein Handbuch ..., Wiedehage, Peter, 3-8050-0361-7 = 9783805003612

31 Religion im heutigen China. Politik und Praxis, MacInnis, Donald, 3-8050-0330-7 = 9783805003308

30 Ferdinand Verbiest (1623–1688): Jesuit Missionary, Scientist, Engineer and Diplomat, Witek, John. W., 3-8050-0328-5 = 9783805003285

29 T’ien-fei hsien-sheng lu. „Die Aufzeichnungen von der manifestierten Heiligkeit der ...", Wädow, Gerd, 3-8050-0310-2 = 9783805003100

27 Die Dhāranī des Großen Erbarmens des Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara mit tausend Händen ..., Reis-Habito, Maria D., 3-8050-0296-3 = 9783805002967

26 Moral Enlightenment. Leibniz and Wolff on China, Ching, J. - Oxtoby, W. G., 3-8050-0294-7 = 9783805002943

24 The Shifting Center: The Original "Great Plan" and Later Readings, Nylan, Michael, 3-8050-0293-9 = 9783805002936

23 Peking Paper Gods. A Look at Home Worship, Goodrich, Anne S., 3-8050-0284-X = 9783805002844

22 Philippe Couplet, S.J. (1623–1693), Heyndrickx, Jerome , 3-8050-0266-1 = 9783805002660

21 Cheng Pan-ch’iao. Poet, Painter and Calligrapher, Pohl, Karl-Heinz, 3-8050-0261-0 = 9783805002615

19 The Stone Drums of Ch’in, Mattos, Gilbert L., 3-8050-0194-0 = 9783805001946

18 A Sinologist’s Handlist of Sino-Tibetan Lexical Comparisons, South Coblin, Weldon, 3-87787-208-5 = 9783877872086

17 P. Joachim Bouvet S.J. – Sein Leben und sein Werk, Collani, Claudia von, 3-87787-197-6 = 9783877871973

16 Preservation of Learning. With the Introduction to his Life and Thought, Yen Yüan, 9781909662766

15 Western and Central Asians in China under the Mongols, Ch'en Yüan, 3-8050-0243-2 = 9783805002431

9 Quellen zur Rechtsgeschichte der T’ang-Zeit, Bünger, Karl, 3-8050-0375-7 = 9783805003759

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HISTORY / General
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HISTORY / Asia / General