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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:33 AM
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Folder of 1983 400th Anniversary of Matteo Ricci´s Arrival in China Stamps. Formosa(Taiwan), Rep of China.
The photo is only an example.
Mint & never hinged(mnh).
Both the stamps bear the portrait of Matteo Ricci. The back ground objects feature different aspects of his life and interests. The NT$2.00 stamp depicts the globe of ancient times, while the NT$18.00 stamp the Great Wall of China.
Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) was an Italian missionary sent by the Society of Jesus. In 1583 he arrived in Kwangtung, then travelled to Peking, introducing the Church to China. He knew Chinese, and what´s more, was versed in mathematics, time measurement, map projections and medicine. Matteo Ricci wrote two books, namely, Chien kun TI-i (Theory of Heaven and Earth) in two volumes and Geometry in six volumes. It was at that time astronomy and mathematics as de-veloped in the West began to be passed on to China. In short, Matteo Ricci significantly contributed to the interflow of Chinese and Western culture and introduced astronomy to China.
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