David E. Mungello

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David E. Mungello (born 1943) is an American historian. His research focuses on cultural interaction between Europe and China since 1550, in particular on the introduction of Christianity into China and the reception of Confucianism into Europe, and his an author of a number of books in this field.[1] He is recognized as one of the leading modern authorities on the Jesuit missions in China. He has also written on the history of queer Western men in China.[2]

D.E. Mungello earned his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in 1973 for his dissertation on Leibniz and Confucianism. He has taught at Lingnan College in Hong Kong, Briarcliff College, Coe College (Iowa), and Baylor University.[1]

According to WorldCat, his principal book, The forgotten Christians of Hangzhou is held in 1700 libraries; The great encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 is held in 1491 (and translated into Chinese and into Korean) ; Drowning girls in China : female infanticide since 1650 in 663; Leibniz and Confucianism, the search for accord in 608 (and translated into Chinese) ; Curious land : Jesuit accommodation and the origins of Sinology in 546 (and translated into Chinese); The spirit and the flesh in Shandong, 1650-1785 in 266 (and translated into Chinese) ; Western queers in China : flight to the land of Oz in 223; The Chinese rites controversy : its history and meaning in 149.[3]


  1. ^ a b Curriculum Vitae of D.E. Mungello, dated 2009-09-16
  2. ^ David Mungello, "Western Queers in China: Flight to the Land of Oz," Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2012
  3. ^ WorldCat author entry

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