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The Ruins of Zhabei

Xavier Ortells-Nicolau delivered a lecture on the media response to the Shanghai Incident of 1932 at the Confucius Institute in Barcelona on June 6.

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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.  

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Chinese Business History Webinar 

In April 21, Carles Brasó-Broggi took part in the Chinese Business History Webinar series, organized by the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.  Brasó-Broggi discussed the[…]

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China of the present, the world of the future

Hosted on February 2 at Barcelona CCCB, ALTER members Maialen Marin-Lacarta and Xavier Ortells-Nicolau, along with journalist and researcher Javier Borràs (IESE Business School) and Irene Masdeu Torruella (UAB), discussed different angles of contemporary China. […]

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ALTER seminars are back

Members of ALTER have met again in person after quite some time, and virtually with members away from Barcelona, to update activities and research related to the project “Taphonomies of Cross-Cultural Knowledge: Interactions between Europe[…]

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Juan Mencarini in Catalan collections

The ‘Repertori de Col·leccionistes i Col·leccions d’Art i Arqueologia de Catalunya’ (Database of Catalan art and archaeology collections and collectors) has included a biographical skech of Juan Mencarini, and a notice of his contributions to[…]

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Chinese art in Catalan collections

On April 14, ALTER member Mònica Ginés Blasi delivered a talk at MUHBA (Museum of History of Barcelona) about the presence of Chinese art in Catalan collections of the 19th and early 20th century. You[…]

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Fragmentos del Celeste Imperio

ALTER member Siwen Ning has just published Fragmentos del Celeste Imperio. La representación de China y su imagen literaria en la España del siglo XIX (Iberoamericana, 2020). Based on Ning’s doctoral dissertation, the book traces[…]

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New project by Rocío Ortuño

ALTER member Rocío Ortuño Casanova‘s project “Innovations in Methodologies and Syllabi: Digital Humanities and Philippine Literature” has been selected for a Erasmus+ K2 programme. Coordinating a research team from five European universities (UNED-Spain, Rey Juan[…]

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Monograph in L’Espill

ALTER directors David Martínez-Robles and Carles Prado-Fonts have coordinated the monograph “La Xina del present, el món del futur” (China of the present, the world of the future” in the journal L’Espill, published by Universitat[…]