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Tuiding linian zhanliri fa 推定歷年瞻禮日法. [Yongding linian zhanliri fa 永定歷年瞻禮日法. Jap-Sin I, 103]
AuthorCouplet, Philippe 柏應理, 1623-1693
Pub. LocationTaibei Shi 臺北市PublisherTaipei Ricci Institute 利氏學社
Date2002Phys. Desc.v. 5, p. 301-332 ; 22 cm.
LocationHallway CasesCall NumberBX1665.A2 Y47 2002 v. 5
Yongding linian zhanliri fa 永定歷年瞻禮日法 [i.e. Tuiding linian zhanliri fa 推定歷年瞻禮日法 / [Bo Yingli zhu 柏應理著].
Variously used 推 instead of 永 for the first character of the title.
"...Couplet's 'perpetual' calendar of feasts with a fixed date like Christmas and feasts of Mary and the saints....Tuiding linian zhanliri fa 推定歷年瞻禮日法 (BNF Chinois 7344, ms., attributed to Nicolas Trigault), which besides explaining the system contains a table of the moveable feasts (Easter, etc.) for the period 1636-1683." --Cf. Standaert, Handbook of Christianity in China, vol. 1, pp 260.

JapSin I, 103
Yongding linian zhanliri fa 永定歷年瞻禮日法.
By Bo Yingli 柏應理 (Philippe Couplet).
One juan. Chinese bamboo paper in one volume. No date or place of publication.

The cover bears the title and a Latin inscription: “Dierum festorum | Kalendarium perpe | tue fixum.”
The title page bears the title of the book together with the following statement: 泰西耶穌會士撰 (Composed by the Jesuits of the Great West) | 蒲陽景教後學梓行 (Published by the Catholics of Puyang [Zhejiang]) | 休寧後學若瑟重梓 (Reprinted by Joseph of Xiuning [Anhui]).
There are nine columns in each half folio. The first column of each paragraph contains twenty characters and the rest of the paragraph nineteen. The text consists of fifteen folios. From folio 8 on the folios have been repaired, but the damage makes them difficult to read. This is an ecclesiastical calendar divided into five parts:

1. A perpetual calendar of the feasts of the year.
2. The fixed feasts according to the Western calendar.
3. The feasts which fall on certain days of the week.
4. The ten great movable feasts of the year according to the Western calendar.
5. The feasts according to the Datong calendar 大統曆.

Cf. Pfister, p. 310, no. 5; Couplet, p. 39.

Source: Albert Chan, S.J., Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome, p. 154.

Subject(s)Church calendar--China--17th century
Calendar, Ecclesiastical--China--17th century
Fasts and feasts--Catholic Church--China--17th century
SeriesChinese Christian texts from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus ; v. 5
Yesuhui Luoma dang'anguan Ming-Qing Tianzhujiao wenxian 耶穌會羅馬檔案館明清天主教文獻 ; 第5冊
Rec. TypeBookLanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEdition初版Rec. #5367