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A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

R. Po-chia Hsia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

A 16th century Italian Jesuit, Matteo Ricci was the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This critical biography tells the story of his remarkable life, one that bridged Counter‐Reformation ... More


The Fight with the Friars

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter follows Desideri back to India after church authorities have informed him that he must cede the Tibetan mission to the Capuchins. Since scholars of Desideri have often seen him as a ... More


From Missionary Writings to Chinese Christian Texts: An Introduction

Chloë Starr

in Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter One presents three texts from the late sixteenth and early to mid seventeenth centuries to show the evolution from a Chinese language to a Chinese-authored theology. The theology of the early ... More


Matteo Ricci the Daoist

Haun Saussy

in Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198812531
eISBN:
9780191851353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812531.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci arrived in China in the 1580s, he had to invent an identity for himself: he and his doctrine were unknowns. That would soon change as Ricci became a Ming-dynasty ... More


Writing Missions

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Matteo Ricci's De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Jesu (1615) was the first sustained history of the Jesuit mission in China, as well as the history of a particular sort of ... More


Telling Missionary Lives

in Sojourners in a Strange Land: Jesuits and Their Scientific Missions in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226355597
eISBN:
9780226355610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355610.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nicolas Trigault's reworking of Matteo Ricci's journal was a spectacular success. A hefty tome of nearly 700 quarto pages in its original 1615 edition, De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ... More


The Church of the East and the First Catholic Missions (635–1840)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter opens with a broad survey of Christianity’s initial appearance in West Asia and the several papal-sponsored sending missions of a handful of friars that followed. It then moves to a more ... More


Matteo Ricci and the Prodigal Culture

George Marsden

in A Catholic Modernity?: Charles Taylor's Marianist Award Lecture

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195131611
eISBN:
9780199853489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195131611.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that Taylor's lecture exemplifies what Christian scholars ought to be doing: namely, reflecting on how their faith provides important perspectives on contemporary issues. But ... More


St. Confucius: The Jesuits in China

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In the seventeenth century, the comparative project, whether suppressed by absolutist regimes or supplanted by a priori social theories, was maintained by the Jesuits, concerned with adapting ... More


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