|Author||Pantoja, Diego de 龐迪我, 1571-1618|
|Pub. Location||Jingdu 京都 [i.e. Beijing]||Publisher||Shitai Datang 始胎大堂|
|Date||1798||Phys. Desc.||7 juan in 2, bound in 1 v. ; 26 cm.|
|Location||Rare Book Cabinet||Call Number||BV4626.P36 1798|
|Qike 七克 / [Pang Diwo zhuanshu 龐迪我譔述].|
“天主降生一千六十四三年 極西龐迪我譔述 -- 天主降生一千七百九十八年 主教湯亞立山准'--t.p. verso.
“....One of the most popular works on Christian ethics was Diego de Pantoja’s (1571-1618) Qike 七克 (The Seven Victories). In a lengthy exposition it explained how one should overcome the seven capital sins: pride, envy, greed, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. The scholars who wrote a preface to the work showed a sense that these Seven Victories might be enlisted in the attempt to rouse China from its complacency and the literati from their self-indulgence. It was considered a text that contained useful and sound moral advice, regardless of one’s theological predilections. Moreover, they assimilated this book on deadly sins with the Chinese genre of “ledgers of merit and demerit”... (gongguoge 功過格)... a type of morality book during the early seventeenth century .... lists of virtues and moral actions..." -- Cf. Standaert, Handbook of Christianity in China, v.1, p. 655-656.
Please refer to Japonica-Sinica edition for online texts, links, and Fr. Albert Chan, S.J. extensive bibliographical entry.
This edition online at National Library of Australia.