Ms. Fung Nok Kan Nicole: Christian Literati in Ming China: Wu Li (1632-1718)

Nicole_Fung_seminarDate: 17 November 2010
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 238 Main Building

Born in the late Ming, Wu Li (1632-1718) was trained as a literatus and skilled in the Confucian classics, poetry, music, and painting. The training enabled him to join a broader social network that connected literati elite across the country. Amongst Wu Li’s network of friends was Xu Zhijian, a scholar official who was criticized and dismissed in an anti-Christian campaign. He was rehabilitated in 1669 and Wu Li traveled with him to Beijing the year after. The 1670s was when we see Wu Li showed an interest in Christianity … (Please click on the image to read more)