Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China: Two Studies with an Annotated Translation of Alfonso Vagnone's Illustrations of the Grand Dao by Sher-Shiueh LiJesuit Chreia in Late Ming China: Two Studies with an Annotated Translation of Alfonso Vagnone's Illustrations of the Grand Dao by Sher-Shiueh Li

Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China: Two Studies with an Annotated Translation of Alfonso Vagnone's…

bySher-Shiueh Li, Thierry Meynard

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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Used by Classical and Medieval Western schools to teach rhetoric, a chreia is a brief moral story attributed to a famous historical figure. In Late Ming China, the Italian Jesuit Alfonso Vagnone, also named Gao Yizhi, and the Chinese scholar-official Han Yun collaborated on a project to write down 355 chreiai and sayings. These short commentaries are not mere translations of the Grecoroman text but the elaborate literary creations of two luminaries working at the junction between Chinese and Western wisdom literature. Along with the original Chinese and its English translation (the original source is included when available) the authors share their expert analysis of each chreia.
This study will interest scholars across disciplines: Chinese literature, Comparative literature, Sinology, Chinese thought, Christian studies, Western classics and Moral Philosophy.
Sher-shiueh Li received his PhD in comparative literature from University of Chicago and is now a Research Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, as well as at the Research Center of Translation, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the faculty of Translation and Interp...
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Title:Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China: Two Studies with an Annotated Translation of Alfonso Vagnone's…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.71 × 0.68 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034314396

ISBN - 13:9783034314398

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Contents: Ming Jesuit Chreia in Chinese: An Analysis of its Types and Functions, by Sher-Shiueh Li – Illustrations of the Grand Dao: A Book of Rhetoric and Morality in Late Ming China – Alfonso Vagnone’s Illustrations of the Grand Dao, Vol. I: Preface - Ruler-Official- Relationship – Alfonso Vagnone’s Illustrations of the Grand Dao, Vol. II: Father-Son Relationship - Brothers Relationship - Husband-Wife Relationship - Friends Relationship.