|Luo Mingyao 羅明堯 (Daxi shanji 大西山畸, Duoma shi 多瑪氏), Gezhi aolüe 格致奧略 (1820)|
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ms., Luo Mingyao 羅明堯 (Daxishanji 大西山畸, Duoma shi 多瑪氏), Gezhi aolüe 格致奧略 (composed in 1820: f. 43a), 1+84 ff. (8/24); copied by Andrew (安德肋, f.84b); at the end 1 fnc with the text; 時為大清嘉慶貳拾伍年仲秋月鄉鄰居士珍藏, cf. title-page, verso: 由權古鄉鄰張氏藏. Gezhi aolüe first explains some basic features of man (soul, senses) and of the universe (the earth, the four hells, the four elements, the heavens, angels) and its creation, and then gives its history up to the time of the preaching by the Apostles.
Note 70: Duoma=Thomas. The author is a Western Catholic missionary (given the use of the terms 'Da Xi 大西' and 'Tianzhu 天主') of whom nothing further is known; cf. Pfister, 984. Note that he cannot be Paul Luo (fl. 1731); Dehergne, Repertoire, p. 153, no. 477. --Cf. Adrian Dudink, "The Zikawei Collection" (Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal XVIII (1996)), p.28.
In volume 4 of: Xujiahui cangshulou Ming Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 徐家匯藏書樓明清天主教文獻.
For complete contents see:
Standaert, Nicolas, Xujiahui cangshulou Ming Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 徐家匯藏書樓明清天主教文獻.
For a description of all 37 texts, see the catalog of the Fujen Zikawei collection in Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal XVIII (1996).