On Friendship: One Hundred Maxims for a Chinese Prince

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" On Friendship , with its total of one hundred sayings, is the perfect gift for friends."--Feng Yingjing, renowned scholar and civic official, 1601 Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) is best known as the Italian Jesuit missionary who brought Christianity to China. He also published a landmark text on friendship--the first book to be written in Chinese by a European--that instantly became a late Ming best seller. On Friendship distilled the best ideas on friendship from Renaissance Latin texts into one hundred pure and ...

On Friendship: One Hundred Maxims for a Chinese Prince 2009, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231149242

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