9780394571904

QUESTION OF HU

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  • ISBN13:

    9780394571904

  • ISBN10:

    0394571908

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1988-10-01
  • Publisher: Knopf

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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 two cultures, with their different definitions of faith, madness, and moral obligation. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
The Questionp. 3
Departurep. 5
The Ocean Voyagep. 29
Landfallp. 44
In the Provincesp. 56
Parisp. 70
Orleansp. 88
The Road to Charentonp. 95
Inside Charentonp. 105
Releasep. 119
Returnp. 133
Notesp. 135
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 181
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