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Tesi etd-07082020-095151


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
LI, XUE
URN
etd-07082020-095151
Title
THE ENCOUNTER AND INTERACTION OF THE GRECO-ROMAN THOUGHT AND THE CONFUCIAN DOCTRINES IN MATTEO RICCI'S ETHICAL WORKS
Settore scientifico disciplinare
L-ANT/03
Corso di studi
STORIA
Supervisors
tutor Salmeri, Giovanni
Parole chiave
  • interaction
  • Greco-Roman philosophy
  • Confucianism
  • Matteo Ricci
Data inizio appello
15/07/2020;
Consultabilità
Parziale
Data di rilascio
15/07/2023
Riassunto analitico
Matteo Ricci, as the pioneer and mediator of Sino-Western cultural exchanges, introduces the western science and humanities in China and translates the Confucian classics into Latin. Through Matteo Ricci substantial communication between the Chinese and the Western world starts. Due to his scientific knowledge and cultural attainment, Matteo Ricci gains an excellent reputation in China. The Confucian literati credit him as a well-educated scholar rather than a missionary. After thirteen years he first enters China, through ethical writings, Matteo Ricci is able to integrate into the spiritual world of the Chinese literati. The similarities and affinities of these two thoughts render the intercultural communication feasible in the ethical domain. This dissertation will focus on the encounter and interaction between the ancient GrecoRoman thought and the Confucian doctrines by analyzing Matteo Ricci’s ethical treatises.
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