MRI Publications Series

From the very beginning the Macau Ricci Institute has chosen the publications as an important tool for fostering better mutual understanding between China and the world. Among the many challenges of promoting research and learning about China in China inland and abroad, the search for spiritual meaning and the balanced development of humanistic approach to the fast changing society and search of the roots is one of the priorities of our publication policy.

Therefore, to be able to continue dialogue with Chinese and Western intellectuals the MRI organizes international academic symposia, workshops and talks related to the intellectual history and Chinese-Western traditions and beliefs presented by invited speakers from China and abroad. This reach encounter through stimulating thoughts and research are then published in the MRI Publications Series such as MRI Studies Series, Humanitas and Jesuítas Publications Series.

Macau Ricci Institute Studies Series:


Humanitas Publications Series:

In 2009 the Macau Ricci Institute has inaugurated a new series of its publications related to the large scope of humanistic studies, especially to the field of the spiritual and philosophical thought researched by the members of our Institute. The first volume of this series is entitled : "Guide to Buddhist Temples of China" and is dedicated to the inter-religious dialogue with Buddhism, lead and researched by its author, Fr. Christian Cochini, SJ, former MRI research fellow. The second title of the series is a commemorative volume for the Matteo Ricci Year in 2010. It presents the Ricci concerts of Bach music arranged by the MRI and the inauguration of the pipe organ in the St Joseph's Seminary Church in Macao.

50 Great Masters of Chinese Buddhism
Playing Bach in France and in China:
An Encounter of Musicians in Macau
Guide to Buddhist Temples of China
History and cultural heritage of the
main monasteries of the Han nationality

The Acta Pekinensia:

The German Jesuit Kilian Stumpf (1655-1720) lived in Beijing from 1695 till his death in 1720, and among other important offices, was Apostolic Notary in charge of the annual report from the Jesuit mission in China to the Superior General, particularly during the Chinese Rites Controversy and the apostolic visitation of the papal legate Charles-Thomas Maillard de Tournon to China (1705-1710).

The Acta Pekinensia or Historical Records of the Maillard de Tournon Legation

Jesuítas Publications Series:

Recently, the Macau Ricci Institute has published a short biography of Fr. Matteo Ricci, SJ, based on a collection of essays presented in the Institute respectively by Dr. Gianni Criveller and Dr. César Guillén Nuñez, dedicated to the memory of a great pioneer after whom our Institute is named. This modest publication which would like somehow to contribute to the worldwide commemoration of Matteo Ricci’s demise in Beijing in 1610, intends to inaugurate a series of MRI studies related to the Jesuit history in the old China mission. It will be published under the name of Jesuítas Publication Series and will introduce to the readers such outstanding figures of the past as Alessandro Valignano, Melchior Carneiro and Tomás Pereira. Each title of the series will be available in English and Chinese simplify versions.

Portrait of a Jesuit - Matteo Ricci

Portrait of a Jesuit - Alessandro Valignano

Books Published by Other Publishers:

Albert Wong and Artur K. Wardega, S.J. eds.,
Humankind and Nature
An Endangered System of Interdependence

in Today's Globalising World

Artur K. Wardega, S.J. ed.,
Doubt, Time and Violence in Philosophical and Cultural Thought:
Sino-Western Interpretations and Analysis
New Castle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
(Proceedings of MRI Workshop 2010)

Artur K. Wardega, S.J. and António Vasconcelos de Saldanha ed.,
In the Light and Shadow of an Emperor - Tomás Pereira, S.J. (1645-1708), the Kangxi Emperor and the Jesuit Mission in China,
New Castle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012
(Proceedings of MRI Symposium 2008)

Artur K. Wardega, S.J. trans., La Ferme de la Montagne Li (笠山农场 by Zhong Lihe), Artois, Artois Presses Université (Collection Confucius), 2010

César Guillén Nuñez, Macao’s Church of Saint Paul: A Glimmer of the Baroque in China, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2009

Artur K. Wardega, S.J. ed.,
Belief, History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture,
New Castle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
(Proceedings of MRI Symposium 2007)

M. Antoni J. Üçerler, S.J. ed.,
Christianity and Cultures: Japan and China in Comparison 1543-1644
Rome, Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 2009
(Proceedings of MRI Symposium 2006)