Matteo Ricci: An old friendship that still bears fruit

This past August we shared a video clip that used the longest bridge in the world - between Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China - to construct an allegory to the bridge-building research of the Macau Ricci Institute. This month we’re expanding on that introduction to draw attention to the research that the Macau Ricci Institute is conducting into a little-known dimension of Chinese history: how Catholic missionary presence in China has fostered relationships between Chinese civilization and the West since the time of Matteo Ricci.

We interviewed Stephan Rothlin, a Swiss Jesuit who leads the Macau Ricci Institute, and listened to him speak of the impact that the late 16th century Jesuit missions continue to have on Chinese society today.

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