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Catholic missionaries in China

On April 2, Xavier Ortells delivered a talk at the La Madraza in Granada, Spain, about Catholic missionaries in China.  


Round table “China after the pandemic”

On March 7, ALTER member Xavier Ortells hosted a round table discussion with three China experts after their journeys to China last summer, generously sharing their insights.  At Jaume Fuster Library, Barcelona, with journalist Javier[…]

research seminars

Seminar with Yan He & Xin Fan

On November 24, ALTER hosted a dual seminar with Yan He (Chinese Collections, Cambridge University library) & Xin Fan (Modern Chinese History, Cambridge University). Both were different yet utterly fascinating sessions in which they discuss[…]

research seminars

Seminar with David Ownby

  Last week, David Ownby visited Barcelona and stopped at UOC to discuss with ALTER members our future projects and his own research. In particular David commented at large the origins, context and development of[…]


‘Los médicos errantes’ wins IBP 2023

We are extremelly happy and proud to share that Carles Brasó-Broggi has been awarded the 2023 ICAS Book Prize Spanish Language Edition for his book Los médicos errantes. De las Brigadas Internacionales y la revolución[…]


“España, China y Japón en la lucha global, 1936-45”

ALTER member Carles Brasó-Broggi joined Florentino Rodao (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) in Barcelona’s Ateneu to talk about their respective books, Los médicos errantes. De las Brigadas Internacionales y la revolución china a la guerra fría[…]

research seminars

Seminars with Lucas Klein

In collaboration with DigiTrans China, ALTER held two seminars with Lucas Klein (Arizona State University), Chinese-to-English literary translator specialized in Chinese poetry. Klein delivered two seminars on June 22 and 23 under the titles “En[…]

research seminars

Seminar with Qin Shao

Historian Qin Shao, who works at The College of New Jersey, discussed with ALTER members her new research project and a forthcoming text, “The Pursuit of Transitional Justice from Below. A Case Study from Shanghai”.[…]

research seminars

China & Sinophone Working Group #4

Bill Hayton, The Invention of China (Yale UP, 2020).    

research seminars

China & Sinophone Working Group #3

Inés Arco Escriche of Barcelona CIDOB on the project “SHAPEDEM-EU: Rethinking and Reshaping the EU’s Democracy Support in its Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood“.