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Chinese Books


From September 2018, for preservation reasons the original Chinese printed books are not available for consultation. Researchers may access digital versions (partly available online – see the list below), and texts which have been published in facsimile


For the Chinese books in the Jap.Sin. I-IV collection, see:
Albert Chan, Chinese Books and Documents in the Jesuit Archives in Rome: A Descriptive Catalogue: Japonica-Sinica I-IV, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.

For additional information about this collection, with useful lists, see:
Ad Dudink, ‘The Japonica-Sinica collections I-IV in the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus: An Overview‘, Monumenta Serica 50 (2002), pp. 481-536.

Some 100 texts of the collection have been published in a facsimile edition:
Nicolas Standaert 鐘鳴旦 & Ad Dudink 杜鼎克, Yesuhui Luoma dang’anguan MingQing tianzhujiao wenxian 耶穌會羅馬檔案館明清天主教文獻 Chinese Christian Texts from the Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus, Taibei: Ricci Institute, 2002, 12 vols. ISBN957-9390-16-9, in total 6786 pp. >> LINK

Information about all the Christian sources from the Jap.Sin. collection can be found in the Chinese Christian Texts database (CCT-database): >> LINK

Stampati cinesi digitalizzati

Jap-Sin I

Jap-Sin II

Jap-Sin IV

Manuscripts and other materials

The manuscript Philosophia sinica by Francois Noel, preserved inside the Fondo Gesuitico with signature ARSI, FG 724-4 is now available for download on Internet Archive.

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