Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
8 Jul 2006, reviewed by Hanno Lecher

New in IGCS - History (

La China en España : Elaboración de un corpus digitalizado de documentos españoles sobre China de 1555 a 1900
(China in Spain : a digitized corpus of Spanish documents on China from 1555 to 1900)

Ed./Corp.: Escola d'Estudis de l'Àsia Oriental, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
Language: Spanish. 

Cited description: "This project tries to locate, transcribe, digitize and publish Spanish resources on China from the 16th to the 19th century. [...] During the first phase of the project, which is supported by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture and will take three years, the following resources will be investigated:
a) Documents of the 16th and 17th centuries, with special emphasis on missionary's reports from their travels to China, and on documents related to the rites controversy.
b) Documents referring to the relations between China and the Philippines in the 16th and 17th centuries, with special emphasis on the relations of the governors of the Philippines with China and the treatment of Chinese emigrants in the Philippines.
c) Spanish documents of the 19th century referring to the foreign penetration of China and the resulting social convulsions. [...]" [Spanish text tr. by HL]

Description: Currently [June 2006] the site contains some 120 documents manually transcribed from their originals, including some bibliographical meta data. Unfortunately no search function is included.

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Chronological index; (3) Author's index; (4) Index of archives; (5) Useful links.

Resource suggested by Nicolas Standaert, Leuven University, Belgium.


With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher


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