Zhang Qiong, Making the New World Their Own (2015)

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Zhang Qiong, Making the New World Their Own: Chinese Encounters with Jesuit Science in the Age of Discovery,Leiden: Brill, April 2015.

ISBN13: 9789004284371

Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction: Globalization, Localization, and Cultural Resilience
Another New World Encounter: Jesuit Accommodation and Chinese Cultural Renewal
Historiographical Context, Thematic Focus, and Approaches
Outlines of Chapters 2–7
2 Mapping a Contact Zone
The Jesuits in the Late Ming Discourse of Exotica
Matteo Ricci’s Chinese World Map as a Product of the Contact Zone
Discussions on the Sphericity of the Earth and Its Implications
Introduction of the Wider World outside China
The Fantastic Narrative Style of Ricci’s Legends
The Valorizing of Western Christendom
3 Divergent Discourses on the Physical Earth in Premodern China
The European Context of the Notion of the Terraqueous Globe
Discourses on the Physical Earth in Premodern China: A Working Classification
Dadi and Sihai: Images of Land and Sea in Early China
The “Tribute of Yu” and the Formation of a Geopolitical Discourse on the Four Seas
The Square-Earth-and-Four-Seas Model of the World in Premodern Chinese Cosmological Discourses
Contours of Land and Sea in Chinese Empirical Maritime Literature
Zhou Qufei (jinshi 1163)
Hong Mai (1123–1202)
Cheng Dachang (1123–1195)
4 The Introduction and Refashioning of the Terraqueous Globe
Jesuit Introduction of the Notion of the Terraqueous Globe
General Reception of the Notion of the Globe in Seventeenth-Century China
Patterns of Chinese Appropriation of the Terraqueous Globe: Examples from the Fang School
Xiong Mingyu (1579–1649)
Fang Yizhi (1611–1671) and Jie Xuan (1613–1695)
China, the “Far West,” and the Goals of the Fang School
5 Translating the Four Seas across Space and Time
Defining the Four Seas in Jesuit Hydrographic Nomenclature
Mapping the Four Seas in Late Ming and Early Qing Yugong Scholarship
Mao Ruizheng’s (jinshi 1601) Compendium of Commentaries on the “Tribute of Yu”
Xia Yunyi’s (1596?–1645) Combined Commentary on the “Tribute of Yu”
The New Classicists Zhu Heling (1606–1683) and Gu Yanwu (1613–1682)
Hu Wei’s (1633–1714) Boring into the “Tribute of Yu”
The Merger of Yugong Studies and Renaissance World Geography
“Map of the Four Seas” by Xu Fa (fl. 1668–1681)
“Map of the ‘Tribute of Yu’” Attributed to Jie Xuan (1613–1695)
“General Map of the Four Seas” by Chen Lunjiong (ca. 1683–ca. 1747)
6 Taking in a New World
The Story of the Folangji: A Myth-History in the Chinese Discovery of the Wider Early Modern World
The Ox Hide Story and Tales of Cannibalism
The History behind the Myths
Portuguese Settlement in Macao and the Late Ming Ethnographic Discourse on the “Barbarians of Macao”
The “Folangji Effect”: Jesuit Presentations of Europe and the World as Counter-Myth-Histories
Ricci’s Segregation of Folangi from Europe on His Chinese World Map
Giulio Aleni (1582–1649), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623–1688), and the Anti-Christian Movements in China
Aleni’s Whitewashing in His 1623 Records of Lands beyond the Jurisdiction of the Imperial Geographer
Integrating the New with the Old
Guo Zizhang’s (1543–1618) Perception of Ricci as a “Loyal Follower of Zou Yan”
Xu Fa’s (fl. 1668–1681) Correlation of the Jesuit Five Continents with Their Buddhist Counterparts
Xu Yingqiu’s (?–1621) New Reading of the “Four Barbarians”
The Syntheses of Lu Ciyun (fl. 1662) and Xiong Renlin (1604–1666)
7 Conclusion: Jesuit Science and the Shape of Early Chinese Modernity



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