Padre Matteo Ricci
 

Seoul celebrates the Centenary of Ricci

The planned initiatives for September and October in the two most prestigious universities of Korea

 
Seoul National University
Seoul National University
 
Organized by
 

Italian Cultural Institute of Korea

Embassy of Italy to Korea

 
 
"The Heritage of Father Matteo Ricci and the late Chosun period"
 


Venue

Seoul National University


Period

September 9th, 2010


Scholars from the entire world will take part in the meeting. The Italian speakers are professor Luigi Ricci (University of Macerata) and professor Maurizio Riotto (Oriental Studies University of Naples) and professors Gaetano Dammacco and Francesco Losurdo (University of Bari).


In occasion of the meeting a precious geographic map from 1703 will be exposed. It is one of the maps made by Korean cartographers, who copied and translated in Korean Ricci's maps for the Emperor Wan-Li.


 
 
"Matteo Ricci: the encounter between Orient and Occident - past and present"
 


Venue

Sogang University


Period

September 16th-17th, 2010


For this meeting an exposition of documents and "memorabilia" of Ricci will be set up and organized by professor Luigi Ricci. The show will be centred specially on the influence that the Jesuit had on the Korean culture.


Moreover, the Italian Cultural Institute will organize a concert of music with Father Ricci's lyrics, performed by Korean soprano So-eun Jeon and accompanied by pianist Elena Stamera.

 
 
"Matteo Ricci, Galileo, Xu Guangxi. Messengers of European culture in the Occidental world"
 

Venue

Sogang University


Period

October 22nd, 2010


Speaker

Remo Ruffini (professor of theoretical physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and President of the International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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