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A Jesuit in the Forbidden City


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Prologue ; 1. Macerata and Rome ; 2. Portuguese Seas ; 3. Macau ; 4. Zhaoqing ; 5. Ruggieri ; 6. Shaozhou ; 7. Nanchang ; 8. Nanjing ; 9. Beijing ; 10. True Meaning of the Lord of Heaven ; 11. Laying the Foundations ; 12. The Man of Paradox ; Epilogue ; Appendix: Magistrate's Verdict in adultery accusation against Michele Ruggieri ; Notes ; Chinese Glossary ; Bibliography ; Index

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A native of Hong Kong, R. Po-chia Hsia was educated in his home town, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States. He is a specialist on early modern Europe and on the social and cultural exchanges between China and the West. Author and editor of a dozen books, with translations into Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and German, Hsia has received signal academic honours in many countries. He is a member of the Academia Sinica and the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Asian Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, USA.


A Jesuit in the Forbidden City is more than just a biography of Matteo Ricci ... It is a detailed and erudite examination of interactions between East and West during the early modern period. * Jennifer L. Welsh, The Sixteenth Century Journal Vol. XLIII No. 4 *

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