|Tianzhu Shijie quanlun shengji 天主十誡勸論聖蹟. [Jap-Sin I, 163]|
|Full textual citation see: Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).|
JapSin I, 163
Tianzhu Shijie quanlun Shengji 天主十誡勸論聖蹟.
By Pan Guoguang 潘國光 (Francesco Brancati, 1607–1671, zi 用觀).
Ten juan. Chinese bamboo paper in one volume. No date or place of publication.
The title page and the preface by Xu Zuanzeng 許纘曾 are missing.There is a table of contents (nine folios) and a general introduction. The whole book consists of eighty-eight folios. At the bottom of each folio an Arabic number is given in pencil. The middle of each folio gives the title of the book: 十誡勸論聖蹟, together with the number of the juan and the number of the folio. There are eight columns in each half folio with twenty characters in each column. There is a postscript (two folios) by Qiu Yuezhi 丘曰知 (cf. Jap-Sin I, [38/42] 40.3 and Jap-Sin I, 106).
This book is an explanation of the Ten Commandments, each juan treating one of them, and it illustrates the explanation by way of example.
The postscript tells that for a number of years missioners had been consulted about the book and corrections had been made of its doctrinal contents. At the same time Chinese scholars of various provinces had helped in polishing the style so that it might suit the taste of the Chinese public. The last part of the same postscript gives an account on the final shaping of this book. After a number of alterations it was felt the book lacked unity. Qiu Yuezhi and a colleague of his, Xu Baogong 徐寶弓, were asked to revise it, basing their revisions on the original manuscript. It was decided to make the text as clear as possible. We are told that the revision took about ten days.
The preface of Xu Zuanzeng, missing in our copy, has fortunately been reproduced by Hsü Tsung-tse (1949, p. 183). For his biography, see above (Jap-Sin I, 89).
Cf. Courant 7220.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 213.
|Rec. Type||Book (stitch-bound 線裝本)||Language||Chinese 中文|