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Important announcement

The Macau Ricci Institute already relocated to the St. Joseph Seminary, therefore, our office is back to normal from 14 November 2017.

New address:

St. Joseph Seminary: 5 Largo de Sto. Agostinho, Macau, China

Call for Supporters


We at the MRI regret to inform you that our library, an invaluable resource for local and visiting researchers and scholars, has been destroyed. During the recent typhoon – HATO –which resulted in the death of at least 16 people and caused havoc in Macau on 23 August 2017, the MRI lost its entire collection of books due to flooding. In total, our Institute lost approximately 25,000 volumes. While we may never rebuild the MRI’s library to its original condition, we are determined to recover as much of what was lost as possible. Your help in this process is much needed and highly appreciated. Please consider a donation to help restore the MRI library.

Symposium 2017:Education for the Common Good

Date: 23-24 November, 2017

Venue: 5,Largo de St. Agostinho, Macau, opposite the Grotto inside the St. Joseph Seminary

We cordially invite you to join our International Symposium 2017 which is focused on the topic of "Education for the Common Good" , will take place from Thursday 23 – Friday 24 November 2017.

The conference will be held at the Xavier Hall at St. Joseph Seminary.


Our new journal: The Journal of the Macau Ricci Institute is coming on November, 2017

A bi-annual journal reflecting thought leadership by the Macau Ricci Institute and the University of St Joseph on 3 content platforms:Social Innovation, Moral Leadership and Comparative Spirituality.

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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).

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50 Great Masters of Chinese Buddhism

Who are those masters of life and wisdom who had written the great cultural and spiritual story of the introduction and diffusion of Buddhism in China? Here are fifty biographies of the main architects of that success and of that saga, selected in the entire two-thousand years of Buddhism in China since the Eastern Han dynasty(25-220) up to the modern time.

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  • Suppression and Restoration of the Society of Jesus in China
  • When "Mr. Ou (Euclid)" came to China
  • Exchange of Learning yet failed encounter
  • Macao and the Jesuits: A Reading Through the Prism of History
  • 'A New Chinese Learning' in a Quest for Values
  • Matteo Ricci’s Legacy: a Loving Patience
  • Trans-cultural Exchanges through Chinese Studies
  • Jesuits’ Journeys in Chinese Studies
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Tomás Pereira Library

The Macau Ricci Institute library has been named after Fr. Tomás Pereira, S.J. (1645-1708). Father Pereira was a missionary in Beijing and a friend of Qing dynasty emperor Kang Xi (1662-1723).