The question of Hu

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Hu, John, 18th cent., Foucquet, Jean François, 1665-1741., Catholic converts -- China -- Biography., Mental illness -- France -- History -- 18th cen

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China, F

StatementJonathan D. Spence.
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LC ClassificationsBX4668.H82 S66 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 187 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL2044625M
ISBN 100394571908
LC Control Number88021564

The Question of Hu, written beautifully by Jonathan Spence, should be considered an important contribution to the broad field of humanities.

However, the question remains if Spence's research fits within the strict confines of historical literature, or whether its narrative-driven style is more characteristic of a historical by: The Question of Hu, written beautifully by Jonathan Spence, should be considered an important contribution to the broad field of humanities.

However, the question remains if Spences research fits within the strict confines of historical literature, or whether its narrative-driven style is more characteristic of a historical novel/5.

The Question of Hu, written beautifully by Jonathan Spence, should be The question of Hu book an important contribution to the broad field of humanities.

However, the question remains if Spence's research fits within the strict confines of historical literature, or whether its narrative-driven style is more characteristic of a historical s:   Eventually, the Jesuits were able to get Hu back to China, but not before he spent about 2 years in the asylum in pretty horrific Question of Hu is a short book, but is packed with information about the people and places of the : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

About The Question of Hu This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an extraordinary episode in the early intercourse between Europe and China. It is the story of John Hu, a lowly but devout Chinese Catholic, who in accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France–a journey that ended with Hu’s confinement in a.

At once a triumph of historical detective work and a gripping narrative, The Question of Hu deftly probes the collision of two cultures, with their different definitions of faith, madness, and moral obligation. Book jacket/5(3). On the voyage west, Hu fell ill, then mad, refusing his contractual obligations to copy texts, claiming his mother had died and pleading with Foucquet to let him traverse Europe by foot as a beggar.

For his mysterious insubordination, Hu was alternately shunned, beaten, refused payment, and finally committed to an asylum at Charenton; the cunning priest, meanwhile.

The problem with The Question of Hu, wonderful as the book is, is that it does not reflect a questioning historical mind. It raises only one question- that of Hu's sanity -but stays not for an answer.

In the end, we have an engrossing story, but not, in. His books read like works of fiction. The Question of Hu displays all the strengths and weaknesses of Spence’s method.

The incident under investigation has. The Question of Hu, written beautifully by Jonathan Spence, should be considered an important contribution to the broad field of humanities. However, the question The question of Hu book if Spence's research fits within the strict confines of historical literature, or whether its narrative-driven style is more characteristic of a historical novel.4/5(9).

The Question Of Hu by HELEN HOWARD on Prezi Why do we even know Hu's story. At the time period, no one would write about commoners such as Hu. Foucquet heard about how Hu told everyone that he was severely mistreated by Foucquet. The Question of Hu, by Jonathan D.

Spence, is a beautifully written book, based on elegant scholarship. 1 It weaves an intriguing narrative about a Chinese, John Hu, brought to the West in the s by a Jesuit priest, Father Foucquet, in order to help edit and translate the eleven crates of Chinese texts Foucquet.

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God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan. Chinese Roundabout: Essays in History and Culture. The question of Hu by Jonathan D. Spence; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, Catholic converts, History, Mental illness, Social life and.

The Question of Hu This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an extraordinary epsiode in the early intercourse between China and Europe. The Questions of Hu InJonathan D.

Spence published a historical novel entitled The Question of Hu. Spence includes a great deal of historical context while telling the story of Jesuit Jean-Frangois Foucquet.

Foucquet has set out to prove that Chinese religious texts were given to the Chinese by the Christian God. To accomplish this task. What is HU. HU is an ancient name for God. It is also a love song to God.

It is the Sound of all sounds. It represents the enormous love that the Creator has for Its creation. People of any religious belief can sing HU for their spiritual upliftment.

If you like, you can hear a recorded HU song or see a video on HU. Back to top. The Question of Hu is a short book, but is packed with information about the people and places of the time. Spence's work is rather episodic in that there's not a huge amount of source material - only one letter from Hu to Foucquet exists, and the rest of the material is essentially Foucquet's letters and papers - so there's little in the way to trying to get into Hu's thinking/5(6).

The question of Hu by Jonathan D. Spence. Publication date Internet Archive Language English. Notes. Leaf 17 text cut off in gutter. Access-restricted-item true Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: Jonathan Dermot Spence (born 11 August ) is an English-born American historian and public intellectual specialising in Chinese history.

He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from to His most widely read book is The Search for Modern China, a survey of the last several hundred years Alma mater: Clare College, Cambridge (MA), Yale. So Foucquet took Hu back to Paris with him inbut Hu acted bizarrely on the overseas crossing and was confined for two years in the lunatic asylum of Charenton.

In this slim travelogue, historian Spence (The Gate of Heavenly Peace) narrates their tragic tale in the form of an imaginary log, reconstructed from French, British and Vatican.

The essay is a critical examination of Spencer's work, 'The Question of Hu'. The paper adopts a counter-argument format as it tries to answer the question Hu posed after being visited by Jesuit Pierre de Goville, the questions he asked after being asked whether there is something else he need, was ' Why have I been locked up".

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The Book of Questions does what it says on the cover. The author, Dr. Gregory Stock, asks a number of questions that dont have universal answers.

It is meant to aid you in soul searching or self-examination.4/5.

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