Conflict of Cultures

  • Chih-P’ing Chou
Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)


I have taken for my subject the cultural conflict in China. May I begin by telling a little story of the Siccawei Observatory which you visited this afternoon? As you know, this observatory of Siccawei had its historic origin in the Jesuit Movement of the seventeenth century. The Jesuits, amongst whom the most prominent was Matteo Ricci, first arrived in China about 1600 A.D. and brought with them three things.


Ming Dynasty Cultural Conflict Christian Religion Advanced Civilization Cultural Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chih-P’ing Chou
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  1. 1.East Asian Studies DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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