This Festschrift is presented to Father Angelo Lazzarotto P.I.M.E. on the occasion of his 85th birthday on May 14, 2010. It is a personal homage from editors, authors, and congratulants to a dear friend, a humble priest and missionary, a scholar, a person of dialogue, an advisor, a sensitive mediator and a careful analyst who greatly contributed to the cause of Catholicism in China and to Sino-Western friendship.
"This Festschrift compiled by missionary Angelo Lazzarotto’s friends and colleagues presents a fitting tribute to a longtime friend of China and founder of the Holy Spirit Study Centre in Hong Kong. Unusually, perhaps, for a Festschrift, it is also an excellent collection of essays."
Chloë Starr in International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Table of Contents
Roman Malek S.V.D. and Gianni Criveller P.I.M.E.: Light a Candle. Encounters and Friendship with China. Introduction to the Festschrift
Barbara Hoster: Shen Zuyi’s Painting Zhu song. An Explanatory Note Dedicated to Father Angelo S. Lazzarotto
Gerolamo Fazzini: The Profile of Father Angelo Lazzarotto
Chen Cunfu 陈村富: 怀念我的老朋友 Father Angelo S. Lazzarotto
Gianni Criveller P.I.M.E. (comp.): Bibliography (1950–2010) of Angelo S. Lazzarotto
Paolo De Troia: Cathay, China. Two Names, One Country. A Three Centuries Long Misunderstanding
Tiziana Lippiello: A Confucian Adage for Life: Empathy (shu) in the Analects
Chiara Piccinini: The Xiguo jifa. Treatise on Western Mnemonic Arts by Matteo Ricci S.J. Its Importance in Chinese Language Learning
Elisabetta Corsi: From the Aristoteles latinus to the Aristoteles sinicus. Fragments of an Unfinished Project
Eugenio Menegon: Memento Mori. Preparing for Death in China and Europe during the Early Modern Era
Pan Feng-Chuan: God, Sinner, and Saintly Governance. François Noël and Renzui zhi¬zhong
Zbigniew Wesołowski S.V.D.: The European Search for a Universal Language and the German Search for Clavis Sinica. The Role of Chinese Characters in Leibniz’s Theory of Signs
Noël Golvers: Litterae Indipetae from the Jesuit Provincia Flandro-Belgica 1640/1660–1700
Claudia Von Collani: A Collection of Documents Concerning the Chinese Rites Controversy in the Biblioteca Queriniana in Brescia
Pier Francesco Fumagalli: Ancient Chinese Cultural Treasures in Milan
Matteo Nicolini-Zani: Christian Monastic Literature in China. Preliminary Survey and Bibliography
Paul Rule: On Being Chinese and Christian. Some Idiosyncratic Reflections on the History of the Catholic Church in China
R.G. Tiedemann: The Controversy over the Formation of an Indigenous Clergy and the Establishment of a Catholic Hierarchy in China, 1846–1926
Elisa Giunipero: Pius XI and the Inquiry into Communism in China
Betty Ann Maheu M.M.: John Paul II and the Charism of Persuasion
Agostino Giovagnoli: Ostpolitik: a Historiographical Assessment
Santiago Miro: What is the Significance of Calling Victims of Political Repression "Martyrs"?
Jeroom Heyndrickx C.I.C.M.: A New Encounter Between the Catholic Church and China
Giancarlo Politi P.I.M.E.: The List of Chinese-born Bishops
Peter Barry M.M.: Cooperation between P.I.M.E. and Maryknoll During World War II
Anthony Lam: Sino-Vatican Diplomatic Relations in World War II. A Hong Kong Perspective
Clara Bulfoni: Electronic Communication in China
Alessandra C. Lavagnino: Gao Xingjian. A Chinese Cosmopolitan Writer.