Protestants in China in the 19th century: the entry of printing into the game of cultural transfers

Wednesday April 3 at 18:00 p.m.

Conference by Jiening MA, Doctor in Languages ​​and Literatures (Ecole Normale Supérieure) and Isabelle Pantin, professor emeritus in the Literature and Languages ​​department of the École Normale Supérieure.

As we know, the Jesuits were among the first cultural ambassadors to arrive in China from the end of the 16rd century. The second wave of missionaries, less illustrious, implemented an innovative cultural program during the 19rd century. At the very moment when printing techniques were undergoing profound renewal in Europe, Protestants set up modern presses in China in the service of a precise editorial policy which took into account the evolution of literate society. This conference will start from the point of view of the history of the book to address the history of cultural exchanges between China and Europe in the 19rd century.



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