|Alfonso Vagnone 高一志, Tongyou jiaoyu 童幼教育 (ca. 1628)|
0036R ZKW 720.5 (Xu 433) [c] [Xu 216-217]
Alfonso Vagnone 高一志, Tongyou jiaoyu 童幼教育 (2 juan, ca. 1628); copy-book, 92 ffnc (9/16); juan 1 is the same as juan 2 of Qijia Xixue 齊家西學 (049R) -- Cf. Adrian Dudink, "The Zikawei Collection" (Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal XVIII (1996)), p. 17.
JapSin II, 54
Tongyou jiaoyu 童幼教育.
By Gao Yizhi 高一志 (Alfonso Vagnone).
Two juan (juan B is missing). Bamboo paper in one volume with a paper case. No date or place of publication.
The cover bears a label with the title written in Chinese ink and a Latin inscription: “De ludo litterario | ad ducendos pueros | a p. Alph. Vagnoni | S.J.”There is a preface (three folios) by Han Lin 韓霖, who gives his hao as Yu’an jushi 寓菴居士. At the end of the preface there are two wooden carved seals in cursive style in black: 祖孫父子兄弟科第 and 家在南門太行之間.
The table of contents (one and one-half folios) is followed by a declaration about the ecclesiastical approval of books: 遵教規凡譯經典諸書必三次看詳，方允付梓；茲並鐫訂閱姓氏於後 (According to ecclesiastical regulation all translations of sacred books or books of another nature must be examined three times before they may be printed. The names of the censors are given below). The censors were Gaspar Ferreira, Niccolò Longobardo, and Johann Terrenz [Schreck] 耶穌會中同學費奇規，龍華民，鄧玉函共訂. Permission for publication was granted by Manuel Dias Jr. 陽瑪諾, then Vice-Provincial.
Folio 1 gives the title with the number of the juan and the name of the author: 遠西耶穌會士高一志著. The proofreaders were Duan Gun 段袞 of Jiang Xian 絳縣 (Shanxi) and Han Lin 韓霖.
Each half folio consists of nine columns with twenty-one characters to each column. The title of the book is given in the middle of each folio together with the title of each chapter and the number of the folio. The main text (i.e., juan A) consists of thirty-six folios.
In juan A the author first discusses the foundations of education and then the methods to be employed, the necessity of religious instruction and finally studying itself and the order to be followed. He recommends purity of behavior and modesty.
In juan B (missing in our copy) he gives some general principles which should enable the student to study with profit and to abstain from bad literature. He enters into detail on the method of study employed in Europe. At the end he deals with nourishment, clothing, sleep, friendship and idleness.
Cf. Pfister, p. 93, no. 12; Feng 1938, p. 110, no. 12; Hsü 1949, pp. 216–217; Courant 3389–3392; Couplet, p. 12; BR, p. XXXII.
Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 358-359.
In volume 1 of: Xujiahui cangshulou Ming Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 徐家匯藏書樓明清天主教文獻.
For complete contents see:
Standaert, Nicolas, Xujiahui cangshulou Ming Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 徐家匯藏書樓明清天主教文獻. For a description of all 37 texts, see the catalog of the Fujen Zikawei collection in Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal XVIII (1996), or see individual records.