East Asian Languages and Literatures is pleased to sponsor a talk by visiting assistant professor Dr. Dongfeng Xu.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
In this talk Dr. Xu will discuss the influence of the Jesuit missionaries in Ming Dynasty Chinese, as regards their role in the reformation of the calendar. Dr. Xu will examine the change in the relationship between the dynasty and these foreigners, as dependence on foreign science technology challenged the traditional conception of Chinese cultural superiority.
Light refreshments will be served.