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The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History presents

Text and History: Encounters with Western Missionaries in China
A Half-Day Conference on Chinese-Western Cultural and Historical Exchanges

Thursday, August 13, 2015 • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
USF Lone Mountain Campus
2800 Turk Blvd. Room LM285 (Silver Room)
San Francisco, CA 94118















This conference will explore various textual sources on Christianity in China. Presented by the summer Research Fellows of the USF Ricci Institute, papers will examine (1) pedagogical theory in Education of Children (Tongyou Jiaoyu 童幼教育) by Alfonso Vagnone (高一志, 1568-1640); (2) the debate over the language of instruction used in mission colleges in the late Qing and early Republic; (3)  Kangxi’s 康熙 Edict of Toleration (1692) and Jesuit accommodation strategies during the late Ming-early Qing dynasties; (4) comparison of positive European images of China in Jesuit reports with highly negative impressions of Cornelius de Pauw (1739-1799); (5) an examination of Wu Jingxiong’s 吳經熊 translation of the Bible into classical Chinese as commissioned by Chiang Kai-shek.

Click here to view the Conference Program.


Join us online on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (PST) from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://usfca.zoom.us/j/4154222781

Please click on the above link to join the conference. If you have not previously installed Zoom on your device, the link will automatically prompt you to install the program so that you can immediately participate.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Ricci Institute at 415-422-6401 or by email

Sponsored by the Ricci Asian Scholars Endowment.



The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History presents

Christian Struggles in Chosŏn Korea: Gunboats & the Silk Letter of 1801

Speaker: Dr. James B. Lewis
University Lecturer in Korean History
University of Oxford

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
USF USF Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room
(Watch a VIDEO of this talk)

The presentation will begin with a brief summary of the history of Christianity in Korea in the late sixteenth century, but will primarily focus on the events at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Special attention will be paid to the famous Silk Letter of 1801, written by the Korean Catholic, Hwang Sayŏng. In his secret dispatch to the Bishop of Beijing he recounts the perceived strengths and weaknesses of the Christian community in Chosŏn Korea and appeals for Western military aid. The talk will conclude with some comments on the persecution that ensued as a result and offer tentative comparisons to the history of Christianity in Japan.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Ricci Institute at 415-422-6401 or by email.

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History &
the Program in Comparative Literature and Culture are pleased to present

FICTION BEYOND BORDERS:
Translating Chinese-American Culture with Author Yiyun LI


Thursday, March 5, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
USF Lone Mountain Campus
Del Santo Reading Room (LM270)

A native of Beijing and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Yiyun Li is the recipient of numerous literary honors, including the prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. She was named by The New Yorker as one of the top 20 writers under forty. She is a contributing editor to the Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space, and teaches at the University of California, Davis.



”Rarely are ordinary humans given such eloquent witness.”—Washington Post
“Yiyun Li has grown into one of our major novelists.”—Salman Rushdie
“...a sense that a life, a whole life, can be captured on pages.”—The Boston Globe

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Anne N. Mairesse: mairesse@usfca.edu

Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the USF Jesuit Community.


The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History presents

A CAREER IN DIPLOMACY: AN ASIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
A Conversation with Ken Reiman, a Japanese-American Diplomat
United States Department of State


Speaker: Ken Reiman, United States Department of State

Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
USF Fromm Hall
Xavier Auditorium

Mr. Ken Obata Reiman has been a career diplomat since 2002. He has served in various capacities in Guyana, China, Nigeria, Taiwan, and Japan. He is also a recipient of numerous US Department of State awards. In this lecture, Mr. Reiman will discuss his personal and professional activities while working as a diplomat in these countries. He will also highlight his experience as an Asian American working for the State Department and offer his suggestions to students who might be interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service. He will speak in English. USF students will facilitate the conversation in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Ricci Institute at 415-422-6401 or by email

Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies, and Asian Pacific American Studies.


 

Ricci Institute Open House

Thursday, February 5, 2015 • 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM
LM280 - LM285 (Del Santo Reading Room), University of San Francisco

Drop by the Ricci Institute, a global resource in the study of Sino-Western cultural history! Enjoy wine and refreshments while meeting with staff and student assistants who are ready to answer questions. Have a look at our rare books and maps in Western as well as East Asian Languages on history, religion, trade, science, and art. Explore photos and artwork from different countries and cultures. Make plans for class visits and projects.
Or just have a good time with us!


For more information, please contact the Ricci Institute at 415-422-6401 or by email.


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