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Pereira, Tomás, 1645-1708

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    • Pereira, Thomas, 1645-1708
    • Pereira, Tomé, 1645-1708
    • Pereyra, Tomás, 1645-1708
    • Xu, Risheng, 1645-1708
    • Pereira, Father, 1645-1708
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        • Affiliation Start: 1661
        • Affiliation End: 1708
        • Organization: Jesuits
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        Beijing, China
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      • found: Tomás Pereira (1646-1708), c2009
      • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, August 10, 2011(Thomas Pereira; or Tomás Pereira; also known as Tomé Pereira; born November 1, 1645 in Vila Nova de Famalicão; died 1708; a Portuguese Jesuit and musician who worked as a missionary in Qing China; arrived in China in 1672 and first stayed in Macau, where he was enrolled in the University College of St. Paul; later sent to Beijing to work in the court of the Kangxi emperor, where he stayed during most of his career; in 1689, the Kangxi emperor sent Pereira and his colleague Jean-François Gerbillon to interpret at the negotiations between Qing China and Russia in Nerchinsk, which eventually resulted in the Treaty of Nerchinsk; between 1688 and 1694, Pereira and Antoine Thomas were unofficial directors of the imperial observatory in Beijing as the actual director was not in China at the time)
      • found: Stochastikon Encyclopedia, via WWW, August 10, 2011(Tomás Pereira SJ, China missionary; name modifications: Pereyra; Chinese name: Xu Risheng; born November 1, 1645 in S. Martinho do Valle, diocese Braga, Portugal; died December 24, 1708 in Peking (Beijing), China; joined the Society of Jesus on September 25, 1661; studied at the Jesuits College in Braga, Portugal, and finished his studies in Goa (India) or in Macau; reached China in 1672 and was ordered to the Imperial Court in Peking because of his knowledge of music; wrote a treaty on European music and prepared mathematical lectures; was an important participant and interpreter at the negotiations for the treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689; from 1692 until 1695, he was Vice-Provincial of China (the superior of all Jesuits in the Vice-Province of China); for the emperor, he represented the speaker of all Jesuits at the Court; also introduced the first organ in Peking in the Xitang)
      • found: History of the two Tartar conquerors of China, 1971:t.p. (to which is added Father Pereira's journey ...)
      • found: OCLC, Mar. 17, 2010(hdg.: Pereira, Thomas, 1645-1708; usage: not given)
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      • 2011-08-11: new
      • 2011-08-31: revised
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