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THE LIBRARY OF THE USF RICCI INSTITUTE

The Ricci Institute Library contains more than 85,000 books, documents, and artifacts, with an extensive digital collection of more than 50,000 folios.

The focus of the collection revolves around the pivotal epoch of the Jesuit missions in China and East Asia, from the late Ming through the early Qing dynasties (c. 1500-1800), with emphasis on traditional China as encountered by the Jesuits.

Conversely, there is an emphasis on European understanding and exchange based on these contacts. More broadly, the collection supports not only the study of Christianity in China from its earliest contacts along the Silk Road to the 20th century but also materials on Chinese history and the classics, religion, philosophy, philology, science, literature, and medicine.
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