Jesuit Mission and Submission : Qing Rulership and the Fate of Christianity in China, 1644-1735

Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS ID and password.
Connect to electronic book via Brill Online.
Full title: Jesuit Mission and Submission : Qing Rulership and the Fate of Christianity in China, 1644-1735 / Litian Swen.
Main author: Swen, Litian.
Format: eBook           
Online access: Connect to electronic book via Brill Online.


Summary: Jesuit Mission and Submission' explains how the Jesuits entered the Manchu world after the Manchus conquered Beijing in 1644. Supported by Qing court archives, the book discovers the Jesuits? Manchu-style master-slave relationship with the Kangxi emperor. Against the backdrop of this relationship, the book reconstructs the back and forth negotiations between Kangxi and the Holy See regarding Chinese Rites Controversy (1705-1721), and shows that the Jesuits, although a group of foreign priests, had close access to Kangxi and were a trusted part of the Imperial circle. This book also redefines the rise and fall of the Christian mission in the early Qing court through key events, such as the Calendar Case and Yongzheng?s prohibition of Christianity.
Language: English
Published: [Leiden : Brill, 2021]
Subjects:
Series: East and West (Leiden, Netherlands) ; v.9.
ISBN: 9789004447011
9004447016