The jesuits in china an eyewitness account by an eighteenth century russian orthodox monk translated by barbara maggs kindle edition by feodosy smorzhevsky download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets. Jesuit china missions in the early years of the 18th century jesuit cartographers travelled throughout the country performing astronomical observations to verify or determine the latitude and longitude relative to beijing of various locations then drew maps based on their findings. By turns critical and sympathetic skeptical and conspiratorial smorzhevskiis account is one of the only reports by an outside observer on the daily life and political tensions surrounding the eighteenth century china jesuit missionary enterprise. Jesuit missionaries and the transmission of christianity and european knowledge in china church was chinathe jesuit china mission was founded by francis xavier who like ignatius of loyola was from the basque region of spain of the missionaries who arrived in china before the eighteenth century the most famous were matteo ricci . Despite setbacks during the early eighteenth century rites controversy the jesuits in china remained important experts in the astro calendric bureau and supervisors in the qing dynastys imperial workshops
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