Central-European Jesuit Scientists in China, and Their Impact on Chinese Science

  title={Central-European Jesuit Scientists in China, and Their Impact on Chinese Science},
  author={S. Ju{\vz}ni{\vc}},
  journal={Asian Studies},
This article describes nine Central European Jesuits from the Austrian province who embarked for China in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their European educational networks provide useful insights into the abilities of the absburg Monarchy to meet Chinese Imperial demands. The focus is on feedback of their adopted Chinese network back to their own homes. The Europeans and Chinese-based Jesuits exchanged instruments, books, artifacts, and letters. The exception was Johannes Grueber, who personally… Expand

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