Research Resources

Online Archives:

         Christian Chinese Texts Database (CCT- Database; KU Leuven)

           The Archives of the House of the Superior General -- (Download the Guide)

Select Bibliography:

The West, Christianity, and China

Nicolas Standaert (ed.), Handbook of Christianity in China: Volume One. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

Jean Pierre Charbonnier, Christians in China: A.D.600 to 2000. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2007.

Jacques Gernet, China and the Christian Impact. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1995.

David E. Mungello, The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800. Lanham, Boulder, New York: Rowman and Littlefleid: 2009.

Jonathan D. Spence, The Chan’s Great Continent: China in Western MindsNew York, London: W. W. Norton & Co.,  1998.

Anthony E. Clark (e.), Beating the Devils and Burning their Books: Views of China, Japan, and the West. Ann Arbor: Association for Asian Studies, 2010.

Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China: 

R. Po-Chia Hsia (Ronnie Hsia), A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci, 1551-1610. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jonathan D. Spence, The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. New York: Viking Penguin, 1984.

Liam Matthew Brockey, Journey to the East: The Jesuit Mission to China, 1579-1724. Cambridge (Mass.): Harvard University Press, 2007.

David E. Mungello, Curious Land: Jesuit Accommodation and the Origins of Sinology. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press 1989.

Eugenio Menegon, Ancestors, Virgins, and Friars: Christianity as a Local Religion in Late Imperial China. Cambridge (Mass.): Harvard University Press, 2009.

Saint Louis University: Jesuit Historical Manuscripts on Microfilm:

Vatican Film Library - Website

News: On the Beatification Process for Matteo Ricci:

"Beatification Process Begins for Chinese Missionary Jesuit Father Matteo Ricci (Jesuits, February 19, 2014 )

"Blessed Matteo Ricci, SJ?" (The Catholic World Report, July 08, 2014)