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Jizu kao 祭祖考. Muzhu kao 木主考. Bianji 辨祭. [Jap-Sin I, (38/42) 41/1a, 1b, 1c]
AuthorYan Mo 嚴謨, b.1640?
Pub. LocationTaibei 臺北PublisherTaipei Ricci Institute 利氏學社
Date2002Phys. Desc.pp. 1-28, 29-36, 37-46 ; 22 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A2 Y47 2002 v. 11
Bound in one volume in the original text. See individual titles for more information.

JapSin I, (38/42) 41/1a, 1b, 1c
Jizu kao 祭祖考.
Muzhu kao 木主考.
Bianji 辨祭.
By Yan Mo 嚴謨.
Three treatises, Chinese bamboo paper, bound in one volume. Twenty folios with one cover folio and one folio with a table of contents. 23.4 x 14.2 cm.

In the middle of each folio the heading is given on the upper part. The number of the folio is given below. The table of contents contains eight headings:

1. Ji zhi yuanyi 祭之原意 (The original meaning of sacrifice) (ff. 1–3).
2. Sandai jiyi 三代祭儀 (The sacrificial ceremonies of the Three Dynasties) (f. 4).
3. Songru jiali 宋儒家禮 (The Jiali of the Song scholars) (ff. 5–6).
4. Houdai zhuwen 後代祝文 (Forms of invocation throughout the centuries) (f. 7).
5. Suji zhi xie 俗祭之邪 (The falsity of the vulgar sacrifices) (ff. 8–11).

6. Muzhu kao 木主考 (Study on the tablets of deceased persons) (ff. 12–14).
7. Muzhu zonglun 木主總論 (Summary on the tablets of deceased persons) (f. 15).

8. Bianji 辨祭 (Distinctions on “sacrifice”) (ff. 16–20).

Although the table of contents gives no. 5, the heading in the middle of the folios fails to give it. Below the heading 辨祭 in the table of contents (no. 8) there is a note: 此篇是因福安所作辯祭之文翻駁中祭禮故作辨祭以分別之 “In Fu’an [Fujian] someone has published the treatise Bianji (i.e., Francisco Varo, O.P.) criticizing the Chinese rites. We now write the Bianji in refutation of the above mentioned treatise.”
For the biography of Yan Mo, cf. Jap-Sin I, (38/42) 40/2.

Source: Albert Chan, SJ, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 61-62.

Subject(s)Ji 祭 (Sacrifice)
Funeral rites and ceremonies--China
Funeral customs--China
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. #5338