Matteo Ricci and the Ming Dynasty
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Matteo Ricci's 16th-century mission to Ming Dynasty China, an important early encounter between east and west.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life of Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit priest who in the 16th century led a Christian mission to China. An accomplished scholar, Ricci travelled extensively and came into contact with senior officials of the Ming Dynasty administration. His story is one of the most important encounters between Renaissance Europe and a China which was still virtually closed to outsiders.
Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge
Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford
Reader in History at the University of Warwick
Producer: Simon Tillotson.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING
Liam Matthew Brockey, Journey to the East: The Jesuit Mission to China, 1579-1724 (Harvard University Press, 2007)
C. R. Boxer (ed.), South China in the Sixteenth Century (first published 1953; Orchid Press, 2006)
Timothy Brook, Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World (Profile Books, 2008)
Timothy Brook, Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China (University of California Press, 1998)
Craig Clunas, Empire of Great Brightness: Visual and Material Cultures of Ming China 1368-1644 (Reaktion Books, 2007)
Amin Jaffer and Anna Jackson (eds), Encounters: The Meeting of Asia and Europe, 1500-1800 (V&A Publications, 2004)
Mary Laven, Mission to China: Matteo Ricci and the Jesuit Encounter with the East (Faber & Faber, 2011)
John W. O’Malley, The First Jesuits (Harvard University Press, 1995)
R. Po-chia Hsia, A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610 (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Jonathan D. Spence, The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci, (Faber & Faber, 1985)
John E. Wills Jr (ed.), China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800: Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
|Interviewed Guest||Mary Laven|
|Interviewed Guest||Craig Clunas|
|Interviewed Guest||Anne Gerritsen|