Bedste mærke On Friendship: One Hundred Maxims for a Chinese Prince (Hardcover) by Ricci Matteo Billings Timothy James ruOCNuNO

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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 provocative Chinese maxims. Written in a masterful classical style Ricci's sayings established his reputation as a great sage and the sentiments still ring true. Available for the first time in English On Friendship matches a carefully edited Chinese text with a facing-page English translation and includes notes on sources and biographical historical and cultural information. Still admired in China for its sophistication and inspirational wisdom On Friendship is a delightful cross-cultural work by a crucial and fascinating historical figure. It is also an excellent tool for learning Chinese pairing a superb model of the classical language with an accessible and accurate translation.