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  1. Matteo Ricci. Matteo Ricci was born in Macerata in 1552, the same year that Francis Xavier died off the coast of China on Shangchuan Island. Although Ricci was not the first Jesuit missionary to enter China, his legacy has perhaps been the most significant.

  2. Matteo Ricci, (born Oct. 6, 1552, Macerata, Papal States—died May 11, 1610, China), Italian Jesuit missionary who introduced Christianity to China. From a noble family, he was educated by the Jesuits, whose order he joined after studying law in Rome.

  3. A Jesuit priest, Matteo Ricci (1553-1610) arrived in China in 1583 and, with fellow Jesuit Michele Ruggieri, established the first Christian mission. In 1597, Ricci was named Superior or head of the entire Jesuit missionary effort in China. His world map, published in 1602, is a true collaboration between the European scholars of the Jesuit ...

  4. To that end, Hsia divides his study into four distinct parts: Portuguese Asia, Catholic Renewal, Ming China, and the person of Matteo Ricci. Hsia claims that much of the available English-language material on Ricci is “flawed and one-sided”, noting that in order to fully grasp the subject, one must be able to navigate the Italian ...

  5. Jul 8, 2015 · A bridge between East and West, Ricci’s life and work in China is one of the most fascinating episodes in mission history. This essay attempts to appraise Matteo Ricci’s effort to accommodate Confucianism in propagating Christianity in China and his polemics against Buddhism.

  6. Apr 20, 2019 · A new book published by The Beijing Center (TBC) provides insight into the thinking and experience of the famous Jesuit pioneer, scholar and missionary Matteo Ricci, who arrived in China in the late Ming dynasty. “Matteo Ricci: Letters from China (A Revised English Translation with Commentary)” presents a selection of Ricci’s letters and ...

  7. Oct 6, 2011 · 11 May 1610 Peking, China Summary Matteo Ricci was an Italian Jesuit who went to China as a missionary and introduced the Chinese to Western mathematics. View three larger pictures Biography After being educated at home by his parents, Matteo Ricci entered the Jesuit School in Macerata in 1561.

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