The commemoration of Ferdinando Bonaventura Moggi, artist and Jesuit missionary (Florence 1684 – Beijing 1761) took place on May 22, 2018 inside Santa Croce (Florence): a symbolic church for Christianity and a pantheon of Italian history and culture.

With an abundance of observations, Prof. Claudio Strinati (video) presented the volume “Ferdinando Moggi (1684-1761) Architetto e Gesuita Fiorentino in Cina” (Angelo Pontecorboli Editore, 2018), edited by Stefano Baldassarri, Carlo Cinelli, Giuseppe de Juliis, Francesco Vossilla.

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The book was published thanks to the important support of ISI Florence and is a collection of lectures presented on February 13, 2017 during the conference on Ferdinando Moggi, held at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence.

The publication of this volume represents a new step in the productive collaboration between ISI Florence and “Società di Studi Giuseppe Castiglione S.J.-Lang Shining”, directed by Prof. Francesco Vossilla. This synergy aims at disseminating the history of Italian (Florentine, above all) artistic and cultural presence in the Far East.

Francesco Vossilla, Ph.D., ISI Florence