Angelo Zottoli, a Jesuit missionary in China (1848 to 1902) : his life and ideas / Antionio De Caro.

De Caro, Antonio [Browse]
  • Singapore ; [Berlin] : Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature Singapore, [2022]
  • ©2022
xx, 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


Library of Congress genre(s)
  • Christianity in modern China (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)) [More in this series]
  • Christianity in modern China
Summary note
This book offers a study of the cosmogonic works by Fr. Angelo Zottoli S.J., a Jesuit missionary who has received relatively little attention by modern scholars, but who deserves a special recognition for his theological and philosophical ideas. More generally, the book aims to shed light on the importance of cosmogony in the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary environment of Xujiahui, the area in modern Shanghai where Zottoli flourished. It shows how through Zottoli's teaching and sermons he was able to reimagine his own cosmogonic ideas, his personality, and his relationship with local Chinese converts. Among Zottoli's most famous students was Ma Xiangbo (1840-1939) and Zottoli played a crucial role in Ma's intellectual formation. A wider familiarity with Zottoli's works is not only interesting in and of itself, but also paves the way to future studies on the complex and multifaceted relationship between European missionaries and Chinese students in Shanghai during the nineteenth century. Antonio De Caro is a Postdoctoral Scientific Researcher within the Centre for Early Medieval Studies at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He earned his PhD degree at Hong Kong Baptist University under the supervision of Prof. Lo Ping Cheung. After his doctoral studies he has been awarded with the prestigious Young Scholar Award by the EACP (European Association for Chinese Philosophy).
Dissertation note
Ph. D. Hong Kong Baptist University
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Angelo Zottoli and His Mission
  • The Labyrinth of Zi-ka-wei
  • A Cosmogonic Journey: Zottoli's Works and Ideas about the Cosmos
  • Zottoli's Works in Dialogue with Chinese Culture and Jesuit Spirituality
  • The Qu pi xun meng (Cathchism Illustrated with Examples or Using Parables to Instruct The Ignorant, 1869-1870), An Introduction to Zottoli's Chinese Roman Catholic Cosmogony
  • The Fifth Chapter of The Qu pi xun meng and The Main Cosmogonic Ideas
  • The Sixth Chapter of The Qu pi xun meng: The Role of Humans in the Cosmos and The Nature of Evil
  • A Cross-Road of Dreams and Hopes.
  • 9789811652967 ((hardbound))
  • 9811652961 ((hardbound))
International Article Number
  • 9789811652967
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