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The Catholic Invasion of China

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The culmination of D. E. Mungello's forty years of study on Sino-Western history, this book provides a compelling and nuanced his... Weiterlesen
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The culmination of D. E. Mungello's forty years of study on Sino-Western history, this book provides a compelling and nuanced history of Roman Catholicism in modern China. As the author vividly shows, when China declined into a two-century cycle of poverty, powerlessness, and humiliation, the attitudes of Catholic missionaries became less accommodating than their famous Jesuit predecessors. He argues that "invasion" accurately characterizes the dominant attitude of Catholic missionaries (especially the French Jesuits) in their attempt to introduce Western religion and culture into China during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Elements of this attitude lingered until the end of the last century, when many Chinese felt that Pope John Paul II's canonization of 120 martyrs reflected the imposition of an imperialist mentality. In this important work, Mungello corrects a major misreading of modern Chinese history by arguing that the growth of an indigenous Catholic church in the twentieth century transformed the negative aspects of the "invasion" into a positive Chinese religious force.


By D. E. Mungello


Illustrations Maps Chronology of Events in the Catholic Invasion of China Acknowledgments Chapter One: Catholicism and Western Imperialism in China Chapter Two: Spiritual Domination by European Catholics in Nineteenth-Century China Chapter Three: European Resistance to the Emergence of an Indigenous Catholic Church Chapter Four: Love and Hysteria in Catholic Orphanages in China Chapter Five: Sexual Domination by Catholic Priests in China Chapter Six: The Misreading of the Missionary "Debacle" in China Appendix A: List of the 120 Martyrs in China Canonized by John Paul II in 2000 Appendix B: Chinese Character Glossary Notes Bibliography Index About the Author


Titel: The Catholic Invasion of China
Untertitel: Remaking Chinese Christianity
EAN: 9781442250505
ISBN: 978-1-4422-5050-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 194
Veröffentlichung: 01.07.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.7 MB