March 2019: New Directory of Jesuits in China, 1842 to 1955

Following on the work of Fr. Joseph Dehergne, SJ, who compiled a directory of the Jesuits in China from 1552 to 1800, a new directory of Jesuits in China during the 19th and 20th centuries is now available from the Taipei Ricci Institute.


The Directory of the Jesuit in China from 1842 to 1955 is a collaboration among Fernando Mateos, Edmund Ryden, and Olivier Lardinois, all Jesuits of the Chinese Province of the Society of Jesus. It begins with the arrival of the three first Jesuit missionaries in China after the Jesuits’ restoration in the 19th century and closes with expulsion and imprisonment of Jesuits in the 20th century.


The book provides, according to its publisher, “the biographical notices of 1,570 Jesuits who worked in China between 1842 and 1955” as well as “an index of names in the forms of transliteration each used, another index according to international Pinyin and Chinese characters, Jesuit missions statistics, a chronology of the history of the mission and various mission areas, status in Church leadership (Bishops, Prefects Apostolic) and in academic and scientific work, a list of official and non-official Jesuit martyrs, a few maps and photos, and a selective bibliography.”


The book is available for purchase at the institute’s bookstore:

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