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Published: 16 December 2010

386 Pages | 16pp black and white plates, 7 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199592258

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A Jesuit in the Forbidden City

Matteo Ricci, 1552-1610

R. Po-chia Hsia

  • The life of one of the most famous missionaries of all time and the man who brought Christianity to China
  • The first critical biography of Matteo Ricci to use all relevant sources, both Western and Chinese
  • Narrative runs from Ricci's childhood in Italy through to his crowning achievments in Beijing
  • Examines a new range of sources to offer important new insights into Ricci's long period of trial and frustration during his early years in China