The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci
by Jonathan D. Spence
Originally published in 1984, this is another touchstone that explores an important piece of history as relates to our modern world. Spence explores the true story of Matteo Ricci, a European who sought to bring Christianity to China during the Ming dynasty in 1577, touching on a cultural juxtaposition that persists to this day, despite changes in both realms since that time.
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