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Sustainability in Early Modern China through the Jesuit Accommodation method

Version 1 : Received: 12 September 2021 / Approved: 15 September 2021 / Online: 15 September 2021 (14:50:54 CEST)

How to cite: Rodriguez Cunill, I.; Gutierrez Villarrubia, M.; Salguero-Andújar, F.; Cabeza-Lainez, J. Sustainability in Early Modern China through the Jesuit Accommodation method. Preprints 2021, 2021090266 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0266.v1). Rodriguez Cunill, I.; Gutierrez Villarrubia, M.; Salguero-Andújar, F.; Cabeza-Lainez, J. Sustainability in Early Modern China through the Jesuit Accommodation method. Preprints 2021, 2021090266 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0266.v1).

Abstract

With this article we would like to clarify the often-disregarded fact by virtue of which the European Missionaries in Asia acted as catalysts of a kind of nuanced acculturation named Accommodatio (adaptation). To a great extent they became harbingers of Culture and Science more than Faith itself to the dismay of many, including the Roman Church. Such cultural and scientific transference was actually two-pronged, for simultaneously they presented in Europe unique findings related to Language, e.g. the Chinese Characters (considered to be the sole natural language), Geography, Cosmology and even Governance. We would try to prove that such procedure contributed positively to the modern scientific notions of sustainability and to provide the kind of accoutrements that model the modern world as we know it.

Keywords

Asian architecture; Asian heritage; China; Japan; Urban Design; Garden and Landscape Design; Reformation of the Arts.

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