Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled: A…

Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled: A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date: 2018-05-29
ISBN-10: 0231187521
ISBN-13: 9780231187527
Language: English
Pages: 280
Added: 2018-05-29 15:56:12

Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, the seventeenth-century Chinese Christian convert Zhu Zongyuan likely never left his home province. Yet Zhu nonetheless led a remarkably globally connected life. His relations with the outside world, ranging from scholarly activities to involvement with globalizing Catholicism, put him in contact with a complex and contradictory set of foreign and domestic forces.

In Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled, Dominic Sachsenmaier explores the mid-seventeenth-century world and the worldwide flows of ideas through the lens of Zhu’s life, combining the local, regional, and global. Taking particular aspects of Zhu’s multiple belongings as a starting point, Sachsenmaier analyzes the contexts that framed his worlds as he balanced a local life and his border-crossing faith. At the local level, the book pays attention to the intellectual, political, and social environments of late Ming and early Qing society, including Confucian learning and the Manchu conquest, questioning the role of ethnic and religious identities. At the global level, it considers how individuals like Zhu were situated within the history of organizations and power structures such as the Catholic Church and early modern empires amid larger transformations and encounters. A strikingly original work, this book is a major contribution to East Asian, transnational, and global history, with important implications for historical approaches and methodologies. Show more Show less b378a7e9f55d42d279ec94055bacd3f9 Size: (15.35 MB) File name: Global+Entanglements+of+a+Man+W+-+Dominic+Sachsenmaier.epub File size: 15.35 MB 35a93a7f17397f32b39c79f92a9bc0d8 Size: (15.35 MB) File name: Global_Entanglements_of_a_Man_W_-_Dominic_Sachsenmaier.epub File size: 15.35 MB 58d06a4ba82c9da212f197c6eea37e4c File name: The.Watercolorist.s.Essential.N.Gordon.Mackenzie.epub