Curious Land: Jesuit Accommodation and the Origins of Sinology

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INDEX
Abacus: 86
Académie des Sciences, Paris: founding of, 32, 34; Leibniz encountered, 33; interest in practical affairs, 36; questions about China from, 255-256; Louis XIV capitalized on, 329
Accademie dei Lincei, Rome: 32
Accademia del Cimento, Florence: 32
Acquaviva, Fr. Claude ( Jesuit General): 46, 47
Acquinas, St. Thomas: 284
Acta eruditorum: 289, 293
Acta Sanctorum: 43, 287
Adam: Primitive Language of, 16, 34, 175; Biblical teachings carried to China by descendants of, 93, 105; as patriarch of Chinese, 94; as an Ancient Theologian, 307; fall from grace of, 325; Chinese as direct descendants of, 336; used to assimilate China with Biblical experience, 358
Adamitic language: 192
Advancement of learning ( Bacon): 184
Agathe, Lady (Mrs. T'ung Kuo-ch'i): 254n
Aggression of Chinese: 66-67
Agnès, Lady (daughter of Yang T'ing-yün): 254n
Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin: 32, 34
Alchemy: 70-72, 351
Alexander VI ( Pope): 24
Alexander VII ( Pope): 109, 140, 255
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH): 21, 22
Alexandria library destruction: 263
Algebra: 86
A-lo-pen: 165, 167
Alphabet of human thought: 192. See also Universal Characteristic.
Alphabet of the Art: 176
Amateur: 37; sinologists, 77; versus specialist ideal, 286
Amiot, Fr. Joseph-Marie (Ch'ien Te-ming): 309, 345n
Amphitrite: 302
Analects. See Lun yü
Ancestors: rites to, 64; of Confucius, 271
Ancient Chinese: 64, 346, 349
Ancient sage-emperors: 307
Ancient Theology (prisca theologia): 137, 307-310; thinkers affected by, 316; Bouvet as believer in, 321; See also Hermetism and Figurism
Ancients: 13n, 30, 84; as possessing the Tao, 345
Andreae Don Sin: 134 n
Annales veteris et Novi Testamenti (Ussher): 125
Anti-accommodation: 14-15, 293
Anti-Christian movement: of Yang Kuanghsien, 93, 252, 253 n; persecution of 1615 ( 1617?), 266
Anti-Confucianism: 56, 84
Anti-Jesuits: use of Le Comte's Nauveaux mémoires, 332; victory of, 357
Antiquity: 30, 63; of China, 336, 342
Ape: as figura diaboli, 151; ars simia natura, 151-153
Ariadne's thread: 196
Aristotelianism: as creative froce, 25; Jesuits as leaders in breaking away from, 28; criticized by Bacon, 32; Padua as vital center of, 40; universal language schemes' classification similar to, 191
Aristotelian-Ptolemaic worldview: 26-27, 66
Aristotelian-Thomistic classification: 320
Aristotle: as a pagan philosopher, 57; logic of, 59
Arnauld, Antoine: 340
Ars brevis (Lull): 176
Ars Characteristica: 192
Ars Combinatoria (Combinatory Art) of R. Lull: search for a universal language drew tipon, 35; as historically influential, 177; used by Kircher, 180, 186, 219; Leibniz on, 192, 194, 196, 197; as shaping European assimilation of China, 207. See also Lullian Art

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