The sixteenth century was a time of unprecedented openness for European culture. In 1565, the Augustinian monk Fray Andres de Urdaneta discovered the return trip from Asia to America and that was when the first hispanics settled in the Philippines, therefore begining the attempts to access the great Kingdom of China. Dr. Leticia Mayer and renowned historian and translator Zhang Kai will discuss the first Spanish scholars in China and the importance the new routes of movement of goods, people, books, instruments and cultural meanings had in the sixteenth century.
The roundtable The route of the Pacific Ocean and the first Hispanic in China in the XVI century will take place on Monday November 14th, 2016 at 18:30 h. in the Hall of the Cervantes Institute in Beijing.
After the event a wine of honor denomination of origin Ribera del Duero, courtesy of LaraO will be served. Booking is essential via the following link: http://u2397009.viewer.maka.im/k/BXHYIWMH
*The event will be held in Spanish and Chinese