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Wang ze bian 妄擇辯 [BnF 4993. Jap-Sin II, 45.3]
AuthorVerbiest, Ferdinand 南懷仁, 1623-1688
Pub. Location---Publisher---
Date2009Phys. Desc.v.16, p. 261-285.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A24 B526 2009 v.16
In: 法國國家圖書館明清天主教文獻. Chinese Christian texts from the National Library of France, v.16. 97. Ferdinand Verbiest 南懷仁. Wang ze bian 妄擇辯 [4993].
Full bibliographic citation see: Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).

JapSin II, 45.3
Wang ze bian 妄擇辯.
By Nan Huairen 南懷仁 (Ferdinand Verbiest). Published in 1669. No place of publication. From the format and paper it seems that the book is an original edition.

The cover bears a label with a Latin inscription: “Refutatio persecutoris | Yam Quam sien circa electionem dierum | a p. Ferdin. Verbiest | S.J.”
Each half folio consists of nine columns with twenty characters to each column. Folio 1 has some annotations in small characters printed on the top margin. The title of the book is given in the middle of each folio and the number of the folio below the fish-tail. At the end of the book the date (1669) and the name of the author are given: 康熙八年己酉仲夏上浣治理曆法遠西南懷仁識. This book was written to refute Yang Guangxian and his followers on their false teaching on selection of lucky days. Neither Pfister (p. 353) nor Couplet (p. 42) mention the Wangzebian.

Cf. Courant 4993–4994 (Discussion du choix des jours fastes).
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 348.

JapSin II, 45 D
Wang ze bian 妄擇辯.
By Nan Huairen 南懷仁 (Ferdinand Verbiest). One juan. Bamboo paper with a case.

The cover bears a label with the title and a Latin inscription: “Refutatio persecu | toris Yam Quam Sien circa electio | nem dierum | a.p. Ferd. Verbiest | S.J.”
This book is a duplicate of Jap-Sin II, 45.3. Both the format and the paper are the same.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 348-349.
Subject(s)Yang Guangxian 楊光先, 1597-1669--Criticism and interpretation
Astronomy--China--Western influence
Rec. TypeBook (Text in Collection)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #14677