June 23, 2011

Tiara Pope Benedict XVI - Photo Memories

Presentation of the tiara to H.H. Pope Benedict XVI
Pictures "in memoriam" of 25th May 2011 are printed

Please remember:
25th May is as well the commemoration day of the

© picture: Orbis Catholicus, 22nd June 2011

June 22, 2011

The Gaozhuang Jinzi [高裝巾子] and Dongpo Jin [東坡巾]

The Gaozhuang Jinzi [traditional form: 高裝巾子, simplified form: 高装巾子] and the Dongpo Jin [tradintional form: 東坡巾, simplified form: 东坡巾], so-called for the famous Song dynasty poet Su Dongpo [蘇東坡]. It is no religious or clerical headgear. After my research it is some kind of scholar's or writer's hat (literati) of the Neo-Confucianism of the Ming Dynasty. This style of hat flares out wider at the top than the base, is quite tall, and the flaps are attached at the brim (bottom) and are open at the top.

Gaozhuang Jinzi [traditional form: 高裝巾子, simplified form: 高装巾子]

Dongpo Jin [tradintional form: 東坡巾, simplified form: 东坡巾]

Matteo Ricci, SJ (October 6, 1552 – May 11, 1610)
 was an Italian Jesuit priest, and one of the founding figures of the Jesuit China Mission, as it existed in the 17th-18th centuries. By wearing that style of Gaozhuang Jinzi Matteo Ricci wants to adopt himself to the Chinese culture.

(*20 September 1614 - †6 June 1661) was an Italian Jesuit missionary, cartographer and historian, mainly working on imperial China

(often spelled Giulio Aleni; 1582 - June 10, 1649)
 was an Italian Jesuit missionary and scholar.

From the film "Mission verbotene Stadt"
ZDF documentation about Adam Schall, SJ


Many thanks to:
Mr. Mark S. Mir of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

Prof. Dr. Felix Körner SJ, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome, Italy

Dr. Gerd Wädow, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Michael Sievernich SJ, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt 

for their kind and competend support.
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