In this article the author presents a history of the papal legation of Charles Maillard de Tournon to the court of the Kangxi Emperor, which was one of the most important and dramatic episode of so called Chinese Rites Controversy. This legation has been described by a German Jesuit Bernhard Kilian Stumpf in a Latin manuscript entitled Acta Pekinensia.
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