Mission To China: Matteo Ricci And The Jesuit Encounter With The East


by Laven, Mary

Mission To China: Matteo Ricci And The Jesuit Encounter With The East

Price:  US$19.96   (SGD24.95*)
Format:  Paper Back, 279 pages
Published:  2012, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780571225187
SB#:  053136 (171)

About This Book

This is a new study of the life and impact of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) and his mission to the Emperor and people of China. The first and abortive mission of the Jesuits in China started in 1551 and in 1583. Ricci and others came to Macao then Zhaoqing. Ricci's knowledge of prisms and clockmaking, his writings on friendship and philosophical subjects and his presentations of Christian doctrines are described. After his death in 1610, the Emperor Wanli granted land for a Jesuit cemetery and there is a brief mention of the controversies which then arose in Rome over Ricci the Jesuit's teachings and presentation of Christian doctrines. Index and archival illustrations.


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