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China and Macau / ed. Clive Willis

Secondary Author Willis, Robert Clive, 1934-
Villiers, John
Country Reino Unido. Publication Hampshire : Ashgate, cop. 2002 Description XXVIII, 114 p., [5] f. est. ; 24 cm Series Portuguese encounters with the world in the age of the discoveries / John Villiers ISBN 0-7546-0190-0 CDU 951"15/16" 951.231.8"15/16" 946.9"15/16"
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 1513 the Portuguese became the first Europeans to establish a maritime route to China. Their motives were a combination of a quest for trade and territory, and a desire to promote Christianity in the region. This anthology of translated extracts of first-hand accounts by contemporary travellers, merchants, missionaries and officials, includes writings by Joaõ de Barros, one of the most prominent chroniclers of the Portuguese overseas endeavours. The importance of the Macau peninsula as a point of exchange in trade between China and Japan is charted in extracts from, amongst others, the journals of the Italian Jesuit Father Matteo Ricci. As this collection of writings shows, the formation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 heralded the gradual erosion of Portuguese influence in China. Their imprint on Macau was more long-lasting, with their disengagement from the peninsula finally taking place in 1999.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Illustrations (p. vii)
  • (f) Trade, Smuggling and Piracy from Precarious Toeholds (1523-57) (p. 22)
  • 2 A Civilization Observed: Imperial Ming China in the Sixteenth Century (p. 25)
  • (a) Physical and Economic Geography (p. 25)
  • (b) Government, Administration and Welfare (p. 36)
  • (c) Society (p. 43)
  • (d) Chinese and Other Religions (p. 47)
  • (e) Language and the World of the Intellect (p. 53)
  • 3 The Portuguese Settle in Macau: The Early Years (p. 57)
  • (a) The Settlement in Macau (p. 57)
  • (b) 'Foreign Devils' (p. 58)
  • General Editor's Foreword (p. ix)
  • (c) Portuguese Opposition to Spanish Interference (p. 59)
  • (d) The Jesuits seen as a Portuguese Reconnaissance Expedition (p. 60)
  • (e) The Macau Trade: European Goods Sought in Beijing and Suzhou (p. 60)
  • (f) The Portuguese of Macau Support the Jesuit Missions (p. 61)
  • (g) Confrontation with the Dutch (p. 62)
  • (h) Confrontation with the Chinese (p. 63)
  • 4 The Jesuit Missions in China: The Portuguese Contribution (p. 65)
  • (a) Father Antonio de Almeida and Father Michele Ruggieri (p. 65)
  • (b) Father Antonio de Almeida and Father Matteo Ricci (p. 66)
  • (c) Father Duarte de Sande and Father Matteo Ricci (p. 68)
  • Introduction (p. xiii)
  • (d) Father Joao Soeiro and the Nanchang Mission (p. 68)
  • (e) Father Joao da Rocha and the Nanjing Mission (p. 69)
  • (f) Father Manuel Dias and Financial Support from Macau (p. 70)
  • (g) Father Manuel Dias as Rector of the Three Southern Residences (p. 71)
  • (h) Father Alessandro Valignano Loosens the Links with Macau (p. 73)
  • 5 The Quest for Cathay: The Odyssey of Brother Bento de Gois (p. 75)
  • (a) Gois Receives News about the Jesuits in Beijing (p. 75)
  • (b) Gois Reaches the Great Wall of China (p. 76)
  • (c) Gois Sends Letters to the Beijing Mission (p. 77)
  • (d) The Rescue Dash of Joao Fernandes and the Death of Brother Bento (p. 78)
  • 1 First Contacts, 1513-57: The Arrival of the 'Barbarian Devils' from the West (p. 1)
  • (e) The Surviving Documents Relating to the Quest (p. 79)
  • 6 Macau in the Late 1630s: Three Complementary Accounts (p. 81)
  • (a) Macau's Location and its Built Environment (p. 81)
  • (b) Revenues, Dues, Produce and Trade (p. 84)
  • (c) Shipping in Macau Waters (p. 88)
  • (d) Macau's Mixed Society and its Social Activities (p. 89)
  • (e) The Portuguese, the Dutch and the Chinese (p. 94)
  • 7 Macau and Manchu China (p. 97)
  • (a) Ecclesiastical and Social Irregularities (p. 97)
  • (b) The Embassy of Manuel de Saldanha (1666-70) (p. 98)
  • (a) Two Early Hearsay Accounts (p. 1)
  • (c) The Decline of Macau and the Increase in Violence (p. 99)
  • Glossary (p. 103)
  • Bibliography (p. 107)
  • Index (p. 109)
  • (b) The Expedition of Fernao Peres de Andrade (p. 6)
  • (c) A Brother's Disruption: Simao de Andrade (p. 13)
  • (d) The Disastrous Expeditions of 1521 and 1522 (p. 15)
  • (e) The Fateful Embassy of Tome Pires (p. 18)

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