New perspectives in the studies on Matteo Ricci / edited by Filippo Mignini.

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Portuguese
First edition.
Macerata : Quodlibet, March 2019.
308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Summary note
Matteo Ricci (Macerata, 1552 - Beijing, 1610) was the first Westerner to establish a deep reciprocal relationship of knowledge and friendship between Europe and China. He still remains today, for the two civilizations, a symbol and a model of mutual relations. This volume proposes new studies in three research areas. The first deals with new or unpublished documents in Chinese concerning Matteo Ricci and his interlocutors. The aim of this investigation is to provide a more nuanced and precise reconstruction of Ricci's experience by relying on a full knowledge of events and records. Secondly, the volume suggests new ways of analysing Ricci's works by examining a number of topics that have never been explored before, or by focusing on writings that still need to be properly understood. The third theme of the volume is the effort in self-understanding among European scholars prompted by Ricci and later Jesuits, as well as by other religious orders, especially during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. As a whole, the volume is an essential reference work for those who want to have a better understanding of Matteo Ricci and of the first significant encounter between Europe and China. -- Provided by publisher, page 4 of cover.
Collected essays.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Li Madou / Allì Caracciolo
  • Becoming Li Madou : Ruggieri, Ricci, Longobardo and the making of the Jesuit China mission / Ronnie Po-chia Hsia
  • The Jesuits in Asia, Ricci's accomodation policy, and comparing cultures / Dorothy M. Figueira
  • The Tongnian network in Matteo Ricci's intellectual network / Frédéric Wang
  • A proposal for the identification of Ricci's "Ligiucin" : not Li Bengu (1559-1638), but Li Deng (1524-1609) / Adrian Dudink
  • A bilingual Italian-Chinese reference book concerning Matteo Ricci and his Chinese interlocutors in the late Ming dynasty (1579-1610) / Liu Yanmei
  • New advances in research on Michele Ruggieri : analysis of separate sheets from the Portugnese-Chinese Dictionary / Zhang Xiping
  • Themes and issues in Posthumous Polemics (Bianxue Yidu) / Huang Ping
  • Introduction of the European classics and ethics in China at the end of the Ming dynasty / Wang Suna
  • The Italian language of Matteo Ricci poised between estrangement and inculturation / Diego Poli
  • The imaginative melancholy of Matteo Ricci / Gianni Criveller
  • Intersubjectivity and the self in Ricci's writings : construction of a mystical fable for a new Christian eudemonism / Vito Avarello
  • Images of "Jesuitical" China in the Enlightenment : irreligion, anticlericalism and anti-Jesuitism / Michela Catto
  • Meta-ethical issues in Christian Wolff's Oratio de sinarum philosophia practica (1721) and his Adnotationes (1726). A brief note / Michel Dupuis
  • Atheism, wisdom, enlightened empire and irrationality. The changing influence of Jesuits' China on European histories of philosophy (1600-1744) / Ambrogio Selusi
  • A brief study of Chinese books on western learning in Fonti Ricciane / Hu Wenting
  • Ricci and three early Jesuit translations of the Lunyu / Thierry Meynard.
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