Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China

Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China

Used by Classical and Medieval Western schools to teach rhetoric, a chreia is a brief moral story attributed to a famous historical figure. In Late Ming China, the Italian Jesuit Alfonso Vagnone, also named Gao Yizhi, and the Chinese scholar-official Han Yun collaborated on a project to write down 355 chreiai and sayings. These short commentaries are not mere translations of the Grecoroman text but the elaborate literary creations of two luminaries working at the… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 30, 2014)

Collection: Eurosinica

Parent ISBN: 9783034314398

Page count: 373 pages

Language: English


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