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Confucius Sinarum Philosophus

In common with Daxue 大學 , Zhongyong 中庸 proves to be the most important Confucian classic that attracted the attention of seventeen-century Jesuits in their translation projects.1 The first Latin rendering was provided by Prospero Intorcetta (1626–1696) with the title Sinarum Scientia Politico-Moralis (Chinese Political and Moral Science), the first part being printed in Guangzhou in 1667 and the latter in Goa in 1669. This translation was later incorporated into the second volume of the influential Relations de divers voyages curieux (Accounts of Various Curious Trips) of
the French diplomat Melchisédech Thévenot (1620–1692), and was further expanded in Confucius Sinarum Philosophus (Chinese Philosopher Confucius) chiefly edited by Philippe Couplet (1622–1693).


autor: Vjeran Birimiša