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Setting off from Macau: Essays on Jesuit History During the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Published by Brill
Drawing on Chinese and European sources, this book offers a unique insight into Macau's role in the history of the Jesuit missions and the Catholic Church in China.
It is impossible to understand the early history of the Society of Jesus and the Catholic Church in China without understanding the preeminent role played by the island of Macau in the Jesuit missionary endeavor; indeed, it can even be said that Catholicism would not exist in China if there was no Macau. This book seeks to restore Macau to its proper place in the history of Catholicism and the Jesuit missions in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties by offering a unique insight into subjects ranging from the origins of Jesuit missionary work on the island to the history of Jesuit education and Catholic art and music on the Chinese mainland.
List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Origins and Development of Catholicism in Macau during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties 2. Macau and the Spread of Catholicism in Mainland China during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties 3. Japanese Christians in Macau and the Guangdong Government's Response 4. The Rise and Fall of Catholicism in Hainan during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties 5. Funding Jesuit Missionary Work in China during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties 6. Catholic Art in Macau and Mainland China during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties 7. Catholic Music in Macau and Mainland China during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties 8. Jesuit Clock Diplomacy and the Use of Western Clocks during the Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasties Bibliography Index
Tang Kaijian was born in Hunan province, China. He is Professor of History at the University of Macau. His research focuses on the history of Macau, Chinese Catholic history, and the history of Chinese borders and ethnicities.
Reviewer: Ian Rapley