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The Jesuits and the Chinese literati: lessons from the first intellectual contact between China and Europe

Ma, Chicheng (2021) The Jesuits and the Chinese literati: lessons from the first intellectual contact between China and Europe. LSE Business Review (18 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The conventional view that attributes China’s scientific stagnation to Confucian literati’s lack of interest couldn’t be farther from the truth. In a quantitative historical study, Chicheng Ma reveals a different picture. In 1582 the Jesuits arrived in China and won over the Confucian elites with astronomy and mathematics. Chinese scientific publications exploded. The problem came later, when the Jesuits were not welcome in China anymore. The stagnation may be related to the autarkic principle of Ming-Qing China.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2022 10:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 10:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113036

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