'Unexpected Affinities' and 'Fatal Errors': Ambiguities in the Romantic Reception of Confucius

Kitson, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8947-4859 (2017) 'Unexpected Affinities' and 'Fatal Errors': Ambiguities in the Romantic Reception of Confucius. In: Romantic Ambiguities: Abodes of the Modern. Studien Zur Englischen Romantik, 16 . Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier. ISBN 978-3-86821-727-8

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Abstract

This is a study of the very first British translations of the writings of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius into English. It discusses the early engagements of Thomas Percy and William Jones with the texts before discussing the translations produced by the Serampore Baptist Missionary, Joshua Marshman and those by the Anglo-Chinese College at Malacca. It argues that the presence of Confucius in Enlightenment thought is diminished by a Protestant missionary 'Romantic Sinology'.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: romantic ,confucianism
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Research Group
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 05:07
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 05:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63590
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