Hsi-fang ta-wen by
Call Number: Borg. cin. 324, fasc. 1, chüan A, fols. 1b- 2a
Publication Date: ca. 1638
RR, Plate 193: In a work called 'Questions about the Western Regions Answered' Aleni and Diaz instruct their Chinese audience concerning geography. In catechetical style, the reader learns that China is, in fact, only one of five continents. This helps demonstrate that the Jesuits did not always bend knowledge, theology, and arts beyond their acceptable limits just to appeal to Chinese notions.