The Question of Hu

Jonathan D Spence

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Éditeur
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Digital
Pages
208
Parution
mai 2011
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307793812
  • Résumé

This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an extraordinary episode in the early intercourse between Europe and China. It is the story of John Hu, a lowly but devout Chinese Catholic, who in 1722 accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France--a journey that ended with Hu's confinement in a lunatic asylum. At once a triumph of historical detective work and a gripping narrative, The Question of Hu deftly probes the collision of tw ocultures, with their different definitions of faith, madness, and moral obligation.
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