Catalogo / New Perspectives in the Studies on Matteo Ricci

New Perspectives in the Studies on Matteo Ricci
A cura di Filippo Mignini
ISBN 9788822902542
2019, pp. 320
155x240 mm, brossura, illustrazioni bn
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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 The first deals with new or unpublished documents in Chinese concerning Matteo Ricci and his interlocutors.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.

  • Allì Caracciolo, Li Madou
  • Filippo Mignini, Introduction
  • New Perspectives in the Studies on Matteo Ricci
  • 1. New Documents in Chinese Concerning Matteo Ricci and His Interlocutors
    • Ronnie Po-chia Hsia, Becoming Li Madou: Ruggieri, Ricci, Longobardo and the Making of the Jesuit China Mission
    • Dorothy M. Figueira, The Jesuits in Asia, Ricci’s Accomodation Policy, and Comparing Cultures
    • Frédéric Wang, The Tongnian Network in Matteo Ricci’s Intellectual Network
    • Adrian Dudink, A Proposal for the Identification of Ricci’s “Ligiucin”: not Li Bengu (李本固, 1559-1638), but Li Deng (李登, 1524-1609)
    • Liu Yanmei, A Bilingual Italian-Chinese Reference Book Concerning Matteo Ricci and His Chinese Interlocutors in the Late Ming Dynasty (1579-1610)
  • 2. New Ways of Analysing Ricci’s Works
    • Zhang Xiping, New Advances in Research on Michele Ruggieri: Analysis of Separate Sheets From the Portuguese-Chinese Dictionary
    • Huang Ping, Themes and Issues in Posthumous Polemics (Bianxue Yidu)
    • Wang Suna, Introduction of the European Classics and Ethics in China at the End of the Ming Dynasty
    • Diego Poli, The Italian Language of Matteo Ricci Poised Between Estrangement and Inculturation
    • Gianni Criveller, The Imaginative Melancholy of Matteo Ricci
    • Vito Avarello, Intersubjectivity and the Self in Ricci’s Writings: Construction of a Mystical Fable for a New Christian Eudemonism
  • 3. The Reflection of Europe on Itself in the Light of Chinese Civilization
    • Michela Catto, Images of “Jesuitical” China in the Enlightenment: Irreligion, Anticlericalism and Anti-Jesuitism
    • Michel Dupuis, Meta-Ethical Issues in Christian Wolff’s Oratio de sinarum philosophia practica (1721) and His Adnotationes (1726). A Brief Note
    • Ambrogio Selusi, Atheism, Wisdom, Enlightened Empire and Irrationality. The Changing Influence of Jesuits’ China on European Histories of Philosophy (1600-1744)
    • Hu Wenting, A Brief Study of Chinese Books on Western Learning in Fonti Ricciane
    • Thierry Meynard, Ricci and Three Early Jesuit Translations of the Lunyu
  • Index
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