'Unexpected Affinities' and 'Fatal Errors': Ambiguities in the Romantic Reception of Confucius
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AbstractThis is a study of the very first British translations of the writings of the Chinese philosopher, Confucius into English. It discusses the early engagements of Thomas Percy and William Jones with the texts before discussing the translations produced by the Serampore Baptist Missionary, Joshua Marshman and those by the Anglo-Chinese College at Malacca. It argues that the presence of Confucius in Enlightenment thought is diminished by a Protestant missionary 'Romantic Sinology'.
Kitson, Peter (2017) 'Unexpected Affinities' and 'Fatal Errors': Ambiguities in the Romantic Reception of Confucius. In: Romantic Ambiguities: Abodes of the Modern. Studien Zur Englischen Romantik, 16 . Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, Trier. ISBN 978-3-86821-611-0 (In Press)