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C HAPTER VIII.

CONTENTS. VII

Christianity when introduced into China—Ancient monument, bearing

date 781—Inscription—Nestorians—Bishops or Patriarchs—Progress

of Christianity—Emissaries from the Pope sent in 1246—Build a

church—Monte Corvino translates a portion of the Scriptures into the

Mongolian tongue—1565, many Jesuits in China—Ricci converts the

Mandarin Seu and his daughter—Build churches at Nan-kin and

Foo-chow-foo—Ricci received at the Court of Pekin—1611, Ricci dies

at Pekin—His character—Edict promulgated in 1627—Death of Seu

—1645, Schaal commanded by the Emperor to correct the Calendar—

Schaal appointed tutor to the young Emperor, Kang-he—Assassinated

in 1669–Werbeist taken into favour by Kang-he-Honors paid to him

—1669, French Jesuits arrive in China—Epistle from Louis the Four-

teenth to the Emperor Kang-he-1692, Edict of Toleration—Romish

Church built at Pekin—Worship performed there in 1702 —De

Tournon sent as Legate to China by Pope Clement in 1704—Religious

differences among the various fraternities of Roman Catholics—1710,

De Tournon made a Cardinal—His death—1715, Mezzabarba sent as

Legate by the Pope—Missionary conduct in China—Ripa's account—

1721, the Emperor's resolve—1724, Edict of the Emperor Yung-ching

—1732, Father Kagler appointed President of the Astronomical board

—1736, Persecution commenced under Keen-lung — 1747, Bishop

Sanz and others put to death—1784, Priests seized at Huk-wang—

1811, Chinese priest apprehended—Missionaries put to death—None

allowed at the Court of Pekin—1820, Sir A. Ljungstedt's account of the

number of Roman Catholics—Account given by L'Annales de la Foi

—Bishoprics and Apostolic vicariates—Missionaries of the present day

—Colonial chaplain—Bishop of Hong-Kong—Members of missionary

societies in China—Edict issued in March 1846, granting privileges to

the Roman Catholics—Secret societies of China—Local ordinance—

Chinese document found at Macao—Their origin and progress up to

this period—Our compredore—The tendency of the conduct of pro-

fessing Christians, upon the Chinese, religiously and morally . 186

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