Church in Beijing, created in 105, was the Chinese centre of the cultural
exchanges between the West and China. Yu Sanle will be in Macau to explain how
Beijing became epicenter of these exchanges at the time.
The Cultural Institute will organize a Research Grant Lecture in Tap Seac
Gallery on November 23rd. Yu Sanle, an associate researcher in the History
Department of the Beijing Administration College, will give a lecture on “The
400th Anniversary of Beijing’s Nantang (South) Church: Testament to Chinese and
Western Cultural Exchange during the Ming and Qing Dynasties”.
Yu Sanle’s lecture will look at Beijing as the focus for cultural exchange
between China and Europe in China from 1601, when Matteo Ricci entered Beijing,
to 1774 when the Holy See disbanded the Society of Jesus. Beijing’s Nantang
(South) Church, which was constructed in 1605, became the core of this centre.
In addition to his work in the History Department of the Beijing Administration
College, Mr. Yu Sanle is also vice-chairman and secretary-general of the Matteo
Ricci Chapter of the Society of Chinese Ming History. His works include The
Western Missionaries and Beijing in the First Modern Period (awarded second
prize in the 7th Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences Achievements Awards)
The translated work From Matteo Ricci to Johann Adam Schall von Bell – Late Ming
Jesuit Missionaries, and several articles published in the Cultural Institute’s
Review of Culture also had Yu’s signature. This research topic was awarded a
grant in the 11th Research Scholarship Competition of the Cultural Institute of
the Macao S.A.R. Government.