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Xizi qiji 西字奇跡 [西字奇蹟]. [BAV R.G. Orien. III 231 (12)]
AuthorRicci, Matteo 利瑪竇, 1552-1610
Pub. Location---Publisher---
Date1605Phys. Desc.dig.pdg. [9 p.]
LocationDigital ArchivesCall NumberBV3427.R46 X59 1605d
Xizi qiji 西字奇跡 [西字奇蹟] [BAV R.G. Orien.III 231 (12)] / [Matteo Ricci].

“….The second variant is found in some of the works in Classical Chinese that Ricci wrote towards the end of his life, notably a work entitled Xizi qiji 西字奇跡 (The Miracle of Western Letters), published in Beijing in 1605. It is a booklet of six folios, containing three short Biblical stories hand-written by Ricci in Chinese characters, and accompanied by their romanisation. The romanisation used here is more mature and generally consistent and also indicates the tones of each character.” --Cf. Standaert, N., Handbook of Christianity in China, v.1, p.866.

n.17: These same stories, supplemented with four pictures and an additional article entitled “Transmission by Writing Presented to Master Cheng Youbo” were later included in ….Chengshi moyuan 程氏墨苑 (Mr. Cheng’s Ink Garden)….”
n.18 Cf. Coblin (1997), p. 263.

See also Trigault, Xiru ermu zi 西儒耳目資.
Dig.pdf. Local access [Ricci-Xizi qiji RGO_III 231-12]. Also included in: Li Madou Zhongwen zhuyi ji 利瑪竇中文著譯集.

Subject(s)Bible stories, Chinese
Chinese language--Phonology
Chinese language--Lexicography
Chinese language--Middle Chinese, 1200-1919--Intonation
Romanization systems--History
Mandarin dialects (Guanhua 官話)--China--17th century--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Rec. TypeDigital Book (PDF)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #18164