An historic print showing the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci (left) and the Chinese scholar Xu Guangqi (right). Ricci was the first Jesuit to reside in Beijing, and Xu Guangqi was among his first converts. To this day Ricci’s name stands for a cross-cultural dialogue based on mutual understanding and respect in both China and the West. Printed in 1669 by John Macock for Johannes Nieuhof (1618–1672), author of An embassy from the East-India Company of

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:47-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Biography, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on RICCI, Matteo (Lìmǔdòu 利玛窦)|Lìmǔdòu 利玛窦 (RICCI, Matteo)

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