Matteo Ricci and the Italian Jesuits’ Mission to China

What were the purpose and results of Matteo Ricci and the Italian Jesuits’ mission to China?

Include the purpose of the mission and who Ricci and the Jesuits were. Describe Matteo Ricci’s life in China (his way of evangelization, interactions with Chinese scholars and officials, important things he did, contributions to math/science and the arts, and more). Discuss Europe and China’s relationship and understanding of each other’s culture before and after Ricci.