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Sangli ailun 喪禮哀論. [Jap-Sin I, (38/42) 40/9c]
Pub. LocationTaibei 臺北PublisherTaipei Ricci Institute 利氏學社
Date2002Phys. Desc.v. 11, pp. 269-278 ; 22 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A2 Y47 2002 v. 11
Sangli ailun 喪禮哀論 / [無名氏著].

JapSin I, (38/42) 40/9c
Sangli ailun 喪禮哀論.
By an anonymous author.
Manuscript, folios 135–140. Punctuation in black ink. Chinese bamboo paper, one volume.

Both folio 133 and 135 bear the title in Chinese. The opening paragraph quotes the saying of Cengzi 曾子 (disciple of Confucius and putative author of the Classic of Filial Piety, Xiaojing): “It would be better to offer one’s parents a chicken and a pig while they are still alive than to present a bullock to them after they are dead.” It then goes on to show the absurdity of burning paper money for the dead and suggested that instead one should distribute money to the poor. This kind of merit would be far better than the prayers of Buddhist monks.

Source: Albert Chan, SJ, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 59.

Subject(s)Funeral customs--China
Funeral rites and ceremonies--China
Funeral rites and ceremonies, Roman Catholic--China
Filial piety--China
Ancestor worship--China--Religious aspects
Chinese Rites controversy--Sources
SeriesChinese Christian texts from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus ; v. 11
Yesuhui Luoma dang'anguan Ming-Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 耶穌會羅馬檔案館明清天主教文獻 ; 第11冊
Rec. TypeBookLanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition初版Rec. #5334