Learn about Matteo Ricci, the Italian Jesuit missionary, who was instrumental in introducing Christianity and western scientific ideas to Ming Dynasty China in this clip from The Story of China. Ricci arrived in 1582, in Macao, which was the only place in China that foreigners could freely settle. Ricci learned Chinese and studied Chinese culture. He eventually got permission to enter China and to travel to Beijing. Ricci lived in Beijing from 1601 for the rest of his life, teaching western scientific knowledge and preaching Christianity.