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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.

Book presentation - Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System

Speaker: Prof. Manuel Perez Garcia

Date: 27 April, 2018

Venue: The Pax Hall, The St. Joseph Seminary

MRI Forum - The Intercultural Weaving of Historical Texts

Speaker: Dr Nicolas Standaert

Date: 10 April, 2018

Venue: Don Bosco Auditorium, The University of Saint Joseph (Green Campus)


Macao's College and Church of St. Joseph: Splendour of the Baroque in China

The book has been in preparation for many years and is finally published by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R., in collaboration with the MRI, after detailed research of new sources by the author. Its main topic, the Jesuit College and Church of St. Joseph--today better known as the Seminary of St. Joseph--is arguably the most important 18th century building of the early Society of Jesus in China and certainly the most important in Macau.

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Our new journal: The Journal of the Macau Ricci Institute is launched on 23 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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  • 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).