This Festschrift is dedicated to the former Director and Editor-in-chief of the Monumenta Serica Institute in Sankt Augustin (Germany), Roman Malek, S.V.D. in recognition of his scholarly commitment to China. The two-volume work contains 40 articles by his academic colleagues, companions in faith, confreres, as well as by the staff of the Monumenta Serica Institute and the China-Zentrum e.V. (China Center). The contributions in English, German and Chinese pay homage to the jubilarian’s diverse research interests, covering the fields of Chinese Intellectual History, History of Christianity in China, Christianity in China Today, Other Religions in China, Chinese Language and Literature as well as the Encounter of Cultures.
Table of Contents
Chinese Intellectual History
Nicolas Standaert: Early Sino-European Contacts and the Birth of the Modern Concept of "Religion"; Paul Rule: The Dao of Ecology; Jiang Ryh-Shin: Laozi and the Formation of Philosophical Daoism. Its Formation as a School in Zhuangzi (in Chinese); Christian Schwermann: Economic Justice in Ancient China? A Few Thoughts on Distribution Policy (in German); Tiziana Lippiello: On the Difficult Practice of the Mean in Ordinary Life. Teachings from the Zhongyong; Wolfgang Kubin: A Life-long Anxiety and Not the Calamity of Merely One Morning. Towards Mengzi’s Understanding of Man’s Distress and the Problem of Intellectuals in History; Zbigniew Wesołowski s.v.d.: Experiences of Transcendence in China between the Past and the Present. "A Striking Continuity" (in German); Paul U. Unschuld: The Origins of Chinese Medicine. Secular Natural Science and the Quest for Existential Autonomy (in German)
History of Christianity in China
Matteo Nicolini-Zani: Xu Guangqi, Disciple of the Luminous Teaching. A Study of the "Stone Inscription for the Church of the Luminous Teaching" (Jingjiaotang beiji) at Jiangzhou, around 1632; Monika Miazek-Męczyńska: The Roman Troubles of Michael Boym s.j. Described by Thomas Szpot Dunin in Historiae Sinarum Imperii and Collectanea Historiae Sinensis; Chiara Piccinini: Education to Filial Piety at the Time of the Kangxi Emperor. A French Translation of the Yuzhi Xiaojing yanyi xu in a Manuscript Preserved at Biblioteca Ambrosiana; Gianni Criveller p.i.m.e.: The Chinese Rites Controversy. A Narrative of an Ill-fated Misunderstanding; Claudia von Collani: The True Mother of the China Mission. Kilian Stumpf’s "Succincta Chronologica Relatio"; Rita Widmaier: The Significance of Dyadic in Leibniz’s Theory of Missions for China (in German); Eugenio Menegon: Yongzheng’s Conundrum. The Emperor on Christianity, Religions, and Heterodoxy; Feng-Chuan Pan: A Preliminary Survey of Elijah C. Bridgman’s "Heaou King"; Karl Josef Rivinius s.v.d.: The Modernization of China. Taking the Education System in the First Three Decades of the 20th Century as an Example (in German); Rolf Gerhard Tiedemann: The Papacy, Foreign Missionaries, and Chinese Catholics. Conflict and Accommodation between Maximum Illud and Ad Sinarum Gentem; Winfried Glüer: Between Despair and Hope. T.C. Chao – The Final Years (in German)
Barbara Hoster is Editor at the Monumenta Serica Institute, Sankt Augustin, Germany.
Dirk Kuhlmann is Editor at the Monumenta Serica Institute, Sankt Augustin, Germany.
Zbigniew Wesołowski SVD is Editor-in-Chief of the publications of the Monumenta Serica Institute and Professor of Sinology and Science of Religions at the Philosophical-Theological Faculty S.V.D. St. Augustin, Germany.