For the record: The Canton exile of the missionaries (1666-1671) by the Polish Jesuit Szpot Dunin

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Thierry Meynard

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The Chinese Rites Controversy definitively shaped the history of Christianity in China. When some missionaries were exiled in Canton from 1666 to 1671, they sought to resolve their disagreement on whether certain Confucian rituals could be practiced by Chinese Christian converts but their differences ended up even more entrenched. In his unpublished history of the China mission covering the period from 1640 to 1700, the Polish Jesuit Tomasz Ignacy Szpot Dunin (1644-1713) gives an account of the discussions held in Canton. His account not only reveals previously known materials but also offers new insights on the Controversy.

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Meynard, T. (2020). For the record: The Canton exile of the missionaries (1666-1671) by the Polish Jesuit Szpot Dunin. Annales Missiologici Posnanienses, (25), 145-185. https://doi.org/10.14746/amp.2020.25.10
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Thierry Meynard, Sun Yat-sen University

Thierry Meynard s.j. is currently professor and PhD director at the philosophy department of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, where he teaches Western Philosophy and Latin Classics. He is the vice-director of  the Archive for Introduction of Western Knowledge, at Sun Yat-Sen University. In 2012-2014, he was also the director of The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, a study program established by the Jesuits in 1998, and he still supervises the research activity of this center. In 2003, he obtained his PhD in Philosophy from Peking University, presenting a thesis on Liang Shuming. From 2003 to 2006, he taught philosophy at Fordham University, New York. Since 2006, he is a member of the Macau Ricci Institute. He has authored  twenty academic articles and a dozen of essays.

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