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Yishu 易書. [Jap-Sin I, (38/42) 42/1]
Pub. LocationTaibei 臺北PublisherTaipei Ricci Institute 利氏學社
Date2002Phys. Desc.pp. 1-20 ; 22 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A2 Y47 2002 v. 9
Yishu 易書 / [無名氏著].

JapSin I, (38/42) 42/1
Yishu 易書.
By an anonymous author.
Manuscript, nine folios plus unnumbered cover page. Chinese bamboo paper, one volume. 19.2 x 12.6 cm.

The cover bears the title and a Portuguese inscription: “suma dos textos sinicos | contra | citados do R.P. Fr. Frco Varo nos seus papeis; nos mandou o P. | Simão Rodrigues, de Fo cheu.”
According to the Portuguese inscription, the manuscript was sent by Simão Rodrigues from Fuzhou (Fujian). This manuscript is a collection of quotations on the veneration of ancestors and of Confucius. These quotations from the Chinese Classics Francisco Varo had used in his writings. The sources quoted are: Sishu 四書 (the Four Books), Liji 禮記 (the Book of Rites) and forms of invocation (zhuwen) used in the veneration of Confucius and of ancestors. The sources of the quotations are not given nor are they classified. It seems that Varo had jotted them down as he went on in his readings.

Source: Albert Chan, SJ, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, pp. 67-68.

Subject(s)Ancestor worship--China--Religious aspects
Confucianism--China--Religious aspects--Jesuit interpretations
Chinese Rites controversy--Sources
Christianity and other religions--Confucianism--17th-18th centuries--Sources
SeriesChinese Christian texts from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus ; v. 9
Yesuhui Luoma dang'anguan Ming-Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 耶穌會羅馬檔案館明清天主教文獻 ; 第9冊
Rec. TypeBookLanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition初版Rec. #5346