Award-Winning Book on the Cultural Achievements in China
The book is the first volume of the whole set.
This three-volume set explains the five major themes that shapped the last dynasty in China: knowing the world, seeking to become strong and rich, saving the country, democratic revolution, and enlightenment through science.
The Chinese version was awarded several prestigious literary prizes including the Grand Prize of College Scientific Research (1993-1994), the Outstanding Books of Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences Prize (1994-1995), and the Outstanding Books of Political Theory Prize.
Presents unique insights on many important theoretical issues, individuals, and events in the history of the Eastward dissemination of Western learning
Discusses the five major themes of the Eastward dissemination of Western learning in the late Qing Dynasty, namely knowing the world, seeking to become strong and rich, saving the country, democratic revolution, and enlightenment through science
The Chinese version has been awarded several prestigious literary prizes including the Grand Prize of College Scientific Research (1993-1994), Outstanding Books of Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences (1994-1995), and Second Prize of Outstanding Books of Political Theory
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 A Homage to Matteo Ricci
Chapter 3 Western Learning from the Southern Ocean
Chapter 4 After the Opening of China
Chapter 5 Facing an Alienated World
Chapter 6 Church Schools and the Dissemination of Western Learning
Chapter 7 The Imperial Foreign Language Institute: the First Attempt
Chapter 8 The Institute for Dialects: the Shanghai Style
Chapter 9 Shanghai Polytechnic Institute: the Home of Science
Chapter 10 A Review of the Times and Representative Western Titles
Chapter 11 An Overview of the Western Book Publishers
Chapter 12 The Translation House of the Jiangnan Manufacturing Bureau
Chapter 13 The Christian Literature Society for China
Chapter 14 John Fryer: Leader in the Dissemination of Western Learning
Chapter 15 Timothy Richard: a Welsh Baptist Missionary to China
Chapter 16 Young John Allen: His Educational Works in China
Chapter 17 Dissemination of Japanese Learning
Chapter 18 Lin Fu and Yan Shu: Greatest Translator in the Late Qing Dynasty
Chapter 19 Public Reactions to the Western Learning
About the Author
Xiong Yuezhi is Vice President of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Director of the Institute of History of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of History. He is the author of Zhang Taiyan (1982), The History of Democratic Ideology in Modern China, Shanghai's History: General Remarks (1999), An Anthology of Wan Chuan (2004), A Biography of Feng Guifen (2004), The History of St. John’s University (co-edited).