June 2020: “Ricci Scholars’ Study” Summer Program

The first “Ricci Scholars’ Study,” organized by the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco, takes place on June 18, 2020, from 9:00–10:15 p.m. (PDT). This online presentation will be led by M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., the institute’s director, speaking on “The Samurai & the Cross: Japanese & Chinese Sources on the History of Christianity in Premodern and Tokugawa Japan.”


The Ricci Scholar’s Study is a new summer initiative at the Ricci Institute to allow for scholars to discuss research interests and works in progress. The 2020 summer program will include presentations on the study of the history of Christianity in China, Japan, and Korea.


According to the institute, Ucerler’s presentation will “introduce some of the salient events of early Japanese Christian history through artifacts as well as primary source books and manuscripts that the Ricci Institute acquired over the past several years. A number of books and manuscripts in our collection also tell the story of the influence of Chinese Jesuit texts on the scholars of the Edo period. Both before and after the prohibition of Christianity in 1614, the city of Nagasaki played a key role in the transmission of Christian culture.”


Register for the June 18 online event at https://usfca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcu6przwoEtI1hyxax4qFViDQbJDv3bhH.


Learn more about the Ricci Institute at its website: https://www.usfca.edu/ricci-institute.