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Japonica-Sinica

The top middle bears the emblem of the Society of Jesus with designs of clouds on both side. Below is the inscription borne by the monument:

inscription

This inscription on a monument

Post fidem a D. Thoma Apostolo primum advectam, postque eamdem a Syriis tempore imperii Tam, iterum et latius propagatam, tertio rursum sub imperio Min, post eamdem ducibus S. Francisco Xaverio et P. Matthaeo Riccio, per Societatis Jesu homines et verbo et libris Sinice editis divulgatam, magno quidem studio ac labore, sed propter gentis inconstantiam haud pari successu, devoluto jam ad Tartaros imperio, eadem Societas pro instaurati per suos Calendarii Xy hien lie dicti laborum coronide, templum Deo Opt. Max. publice Pekini Regum Sinarum curiae po suit dicavitque anna MDCL, Xunchi VII.