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Ricci, Matteo
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(in Chinese, Li Madou; Oct 6, 1552, Macerata, March of Ancona – May 11, 1610, Peking), SJ (from 1571), pioneer of the modern China mission (China: V, 3; Catholicism: IV, 4) and the method of accommodation (Colonialism and mission: I, 2.a) in China.

After studying philosophy and mathematics at the Collegio Romano (under Christopher Clavius SJ) Ricci was sent to China in 1577. There he studied theology in Goa in 1578, and from 1582 in Macao. China was closed to all foreigners. On the orders of the Jesuit visitor A. Valignano…

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Collani, Claudia v., “Ricci, Matteo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024963>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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