|Huanyu shimo 寰宇始末.|
Variant title: Tianzhu shiyi zhi san 天主實義之三.
"....Pfister, ’Notices’ (1932)*, p. 93, reproducing a note in French by P. Riot: “After showing that the world is not eternal, and that it is not the product of neither chance nor fate, and that the beings were not created by Heaven and earth, he proves that only God created the world out of nothing, free and in an admirable order. Then he explains ‘the work of the six days’ (hexaemeron, the creation of the world in six days). In the second book, he successively treats the following themes: the perfection of the world; its plurality; its spherical form; its material, formal (unity of matter and form), efficient and final causes. He concludes with the theory of the four elements, the categories of beings, and the universe’s duration.”
"...In the microfilm of BnF Chinois 6859, juan 1, fol. 17b-18a is missing as well as juan 1, fol. 33b (containing only one character: 之). In the second juan fol. 33 is originally missing (and fol. 31 found twice)"--
Ad Dudink & Nicolas Standaert, Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database).
“The Coimbra commentaries on Aristotle …..present, among other things, physiological explanations of the movement of the blood by the heart beat, of the working of the brain, and of memory, and introduce the doctrine of the four humors. Alfonso Vagnone wrote on similar topics in Xiushen Xixue 修身西學 (Personal cultivation in Western learning, ca. 1632). In Huanyu shimo 寰宇始末 (Beginning and End of the World) he describes, from the Galenical viewpoint, the function of blood and pneuma, blood movement and the four temperaments….” Cf. Standaert, Handbook of Christianity in China, p.791.
In: 法國國家圖書館明清天主教文獻 / 鐘鳴旦, 杜鼎克, 蒙曦 = Chinese Christian texts from the National Library of France = Textes chrétiens chinois de la bibliothèque nationale de France / edited by Nicolas Standaert, Ad Dudink, Nathalie Monnet.
Local access dig.pdf. [Vagnone-Huanyu shimo.pdf]