Question of Hu

By: Jonathan D. Spence

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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 1722 accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France--a journey that ended with Hu's confinement in a lunatic asylum. At once a triumph of historical detective work and a gripping narrative, The Question of Hu deftly probes the collision of tw ocultures, with their different definitions of faith, madness, and moral obligation.

Title:: Question of Hu

Author:: Jonathan D. Spence

Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Random House Inc: October 1989

ISBN Number:: 0679725806

ISBN Number: 13: 9780679725800

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607103902