Serge Gruzinski and Andreas Janousch, February 16th: Dialogue on China and Mexico in the Early Modern Period

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February 5, 2015 by cfmsc

Gruzinksi y Janousch

We would like to invite you to our first Mexican Monday of the Spring 2015 semester, a lively discussion between Serge Gruzinski and Andreas Janousch on the Early Modern period of the trans-Pacific region, specifically China and Mexico. Here, the theoretical and historiographical challenges of their scholastic work will also be presented. Gruzinski will focus on China, the East and the Pacific Ocean in the global history of Iberian America, and Janoush on the 16th century technological and religious innovation in China.

Serge Gruzinski is currently the Research Director at the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS, Paris), Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and visiting professor at Princeton University, where he teaches at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Culture. He is a distinguished historian of Hispanic-American cultures, and has been recognized for his fruitful and significant contribution to the progress of American history.

Andreas Janousch is Associate Professor of Chinese History and Religions at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), where he teaches Chinese History, History of Chinese Religions, History of Science and Technology in Asia, and Literary Chinese. Currently, he is a visiting researcher at the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures (LAIC) at Columbia University. He has multiple publications on the early medieval China (2nd – 6th centuries). More recently, he has collaborated with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin and the Academy of Science, Beijing, on a long-term research project on the relations between religions and science and technology in Chinese history. He holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the East Asia Institute at Cambridge University.

The seminar will take place at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), Columbia University. International Affairs Building (IAB), Room 802 at 5pm.

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