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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 typhoon – HATO on 23 August 2017, the MRI lost its entire collection of books due to flooding. In total, our Institute lost approximately 25,000 volumes. 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.

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MRI Forum - Joseph Ma Xiangbo The John Henry Newman of China? An attempt to rehabilitate an underdog "Father" of Chinese Catholicism

Date: Tuesday 9 April 2019

Time: 6:30 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.

Venue: Gratia Hall, Saint Joseph Seminary, Largo de S. Agostinho, No. 5, Macau

Language: English

Symposium 2019: “In Actione Contemplativus” Contemplation, Mission And Martyrdom

Call For Papers

Submission Date:

Please submit papers or an abstract of 500-700 words for consideration to Brian Chao, at:, by 27 April 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 29 June 2019, and at that time will be given a “Style Sheet” with instructions, on the length of the paper, formatting, the use of APA guidelines, and other technical details. The deadline for final papers is 1 October 2019.


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 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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  • Book Review of 'Macao’s College and Church of St Joseph, Splendour of the Baroque in China'
  • Architectural Styles and Identities in Hong Kong: The Chinese and Western Designs for St Teresa’s Church in Kowloon Tong, 1928–32
  • Notre-Dame de Sheshan à Shanghai, basilique des jésuites français en Chine, 1867-1936
  • 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).