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Xu Guangqi

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  • Born: 1562
  • Died: 1633
  • Chinese/Japanese: 光啓 (Xú Guāngqǐ / Jo Kôkei)

Xú Guāngqǐ was a late Ming Dynasty scholar known for his writings on agronomy, administration, and calendrics. He studied Western science under Matteo Ricci, and formally converted to Christianity.

His Nóngzhèng quánshū (農政全書, "Complete Writings on Agricultural Administration") was used by Edo period scholar Miyazaki Yasusada as the basis for Miyazaki's Nôgyô zensho (農業全書, "Complete Writings on Agriculture").

References

  • Ronald Toby, Hayami Akira 速水融, et al, “Edo no kurashi ha kokusai kankei no naka ni” 「江戸の暮らしは国際関係の中に」, Kokusai kōryū 国際交流 59 (1992), 18.
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