China in Spain: Digitized Corpus of Spanish Documents on China, 1555-1900

Saturday, 23 February 2008 14:51 ILM

China in Spain (1555-1900) This project tries to locate, transcribe, digitize and publish Spanish resources on China from the 16th to the 19th century.
During the first phase of the project, which is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture and will take three years, the following resources will be investigated:
a) Documents of the 16th and 17th centuries, with special emphasis on missionary’s reports from their travels to China, and on documents related to the rites controversy.
b) Documents referring to the relations between China and the Philippines in the 16th and 17th centuries, with special emphasis on the relations of the governors of the Philippines with China and the treatment of Chinese emigrants in the Philippines.
c) Spanish documents of the 19th century referring to the foreign penetration of China and the resulting social convulsions.