This new issue of Ming Qing Studies 2011 collects valuable contributions on historical and cultural topics in late imperial China and pre-modern and modern East Asia. Published both online and in printed form with the support of the Department ‘Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali’ of Sapienza University of Rome, this volume is divided into three main parts. The first part contains several essays on China, concerning Chinese printed illustrations in the late Ming period, Karmic retribution in fiction and popular culture, a reflection on two zhiguai collections (Liaozhai zhiyi and Zibuyu), Chinese gardens, and a treatise on Islamic Law at the beginning of the 18th century. Another article deals with some parts from an unpublished document, the diary of a Chinese convert, Giuseppe Maria Guo (郭栋臣 Guo Dongchen 1844-1923), who in 1861 left China for Naples, where he studied Latin and Italian at the “Collegio dei Cinesi”. The second part of this issue contains three articles discussed in the international conference held in Cremona on 25-27 May 2007, “Much Talk about Emotions: What Non-Emotion Terms Reveal about Emotions”. The third part of this issue is dedicated to notes and discussions, where Maurizio Riotto presents his theory of ‘Defensive Fundamentalism’ in relation with the Korean Reaction to Matteo Ricci and Christianity, and Paolo Villani offers a detailed presentation of a short late-18th-century Japanese book on variolation.
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|data pubblicazione: ||Dicembre 2011|
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