Humanities West Book Discussion: Mission to China- Matteo Ricci & the Jesuit Encounter with the East
Wed, Feb 29 2012 - 5:30pm
In the 16th century, the vast and sophisticated empire of China remained almost unknown to the West. As global trade expanded, legends fed the fantasies of European merchants, and the Catholic Church imagined the saving of millions of souls, but the first Jesuits in China confronted enormous challenges when they settled in the fabled Forbidden City. Lynn Harris will moderate this discussion of Mary Laven’s fascinating book. The author will not be present.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with Humanities West