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Epilogue

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

For the members of the Society of Jesus who assumed the personae studied in this book, the figures of the saintly mathematician, the apologetic voyager, the Jesuit academician, and even the edifying ... More


Becoming a “Great Magneticall Man”

Nick Wilding

in Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166971
eISBN:
9780226167022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167022.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sagredo’s gradual entry into disparate epistolary networks is described, within several determining contexts. First, the conflict between the Jesuit College and the University in Padua, which had ... More


Who Was That Masked Man?

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Jesuits who first made the arduous journey to the mission fields of late imperial China lived a wide variety of lives within the mission. But the most enduring guise they assumed in the Middle ... More


Writing Missions

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Matteo Ricci's De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu (1615) was the first sustained history of the Jesuit mission in China, as well as the history of a particular sort of ... More


Telling Missionary Lives

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolas Trigault's reworking of Matteo Ricci's journal was a spectacular success. A hefty tome of nearly 700 quarto pages in its original 1615 edition, De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ... More


Familiar Letters and Familiar Faces

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The mixed legacy of the intense image-making that characterized the first century of the Society of Jesus's presence in the Middle Kingdom underwrites the reappearance of the various personae of the ... More


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