Past Event

From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue Symposium

May 4, 2018
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Schermerhorn Hall (Room 612), Columbia University, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

This interdisciplinary symposium will explore the relationship between the Jesuit enterprise and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We are broadly interested in issues of cultural exchange and translation, history of science, art and architectural theory in a global context, and Jesuit accommodation in both the religious and sociopolitical contexts.

Participants will include art historians and historians of science, with expertise in Imperial China and/or Jesuit Studies. Florence Hsia (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Walter Melion (Emory University), Kristina Kleutghen (University of Washington, St. Louis), Jeffrey Muller (Brown University), and Eugenio Menegon (Boston University) will be presenting.

Free and open to the public, but registration required; please do so on the symposium website.

This event is sponsored by The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art, The Center for Science and Society, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and the following Columbia affiliates: Departments of Art History & Archaeology, Italian, Religion, and East Asian Languages & Culture.