Global Encounters between China and Europe:

Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges

in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Manuel Pérez García


ERC - StG 679371

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Prof. Dr. Manuel Pérez García
Principal Investigator

Prof. Perez Garcia is the first (and so far only) ERC grantee based in China conducting as principal investigator the GECEM-679371 (Global Encounters between China and Europe) at University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). He is founder and director of the Global History Network (GHN) in China. He currently is Associate Professor at the Department of History, School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Manuel's academic website; Global History Network; Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Marisol Vidales
Project Manager

Marisol obtained her bachelor degree at Professional Career Development Institute (USA) and received Chinese diplomas in Chinese Language and Culture at Tsinghua University and Beijing Foreign Studies University in China. She also works as photographer for events, portraits and exhibitions. She is part of Global History Network (GHN) as project manager.

Marisol's photography website

Prof. Dr. Bartolomé Yun Casalilla
Senior Staff

Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla is Full Professor at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. He specializes in the study of political economies, the Spanish Empire, the history of consumption and the history of the aristocracy.

University Pablo de Olavide; EUI; Global History Network; Academia Europaea

Lei Jin
PhD Researcher

With 4 years of undergraduate study on international relations, history and Spanish language, she obtained her BA degree from University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. After graduate she continued her postgraduate studies in the University of Nottingham with a Master about management and the economy in contemporary China. Since 2012 to 2016 she was worked as a full-time teacher at Zhejiang Institute of Communications, a college in Hangzhou, China.

Guimel Hernandez Garay
PhD Researcher

He is BA in economics by the UNAM, as well he has a specialization in Economic History and a Master in Economics at the same university. He has served as a high school and university teacher of Economics, mathematics, social sciences and history. In research, he worked as assistant in the project "Innovación, empresa y Estado en México y América Latina: teorías, metodologías y prácticas interdisciplinarias". In the master, his research was about the economy of the mendicant convents in the colonial period. His work was about the Convent of Santo Domingo de México with Dr. Antonio Ibarra as thesis advicer.

Li Wang
PhD Researcher

Li Wang obtained a bachelor's degree of English philology in Nanjing University of Technology; She started teaching English in PCEC STMC College in Shanghai as the first job after graduation; Later she has had abundance experience in language training, translation and management. In 2014, she moved to Spain to learn the language and achieved a master's degree of Study of Latin America in the Instituto de Iberoamérica of the University of Salamanca. Being a linguist, she also keen on history and literature of different cultures.

Sergio Tonatiuh Serrano Hernández
*FORMER Research Fellow from Jun 2017 to Nov 2018

Sergio T Serrano has a bachelor’s degree and a master in history. He is currently conducting research for his PhD dissertation. He is mainly interested in the history of the Spanish Empire in Europe, America and Asia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Sergio Serrano is an enthusiast supporter of the use of databases in the field of modern history and is also interested in Social Network Analysis (SNA). The history of taxation is other of his fields of interest. During the last years, he has researched in the gold and silver production of the mines of San Luis Potosi. Mexico, during the seventeenth century.

Sergio's website
Jingxing Ma
*FORMER PhD Researcher from Dec 2016 to Sep 2017

Jingxing Ma obtained her BA of Spanish philology in Havana University with a full scholarship provided by the government and her Master in Seville University as the first graduated Chinese student in European Studies. During her university and Master's period she was teaching Chinese to foreigners free-willingly. She has good knowledge of ancient Chinese language, speaks fluently English, Spanish, and has a fair level of other Latin languages such as French, Portuguese and Italian.

Dr. Wen-Ting Wu
*FORMER Postdoctoral Researcher from Oct 2016 to Sep 2017

Wen-Ting Wu was postdoctoral researcher of the GECEM-679371 at University Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). She holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. Early 2016 she achieved her PhD at the Institute of East Asian art history, University of Heidelberg in Germany. Her PhD thesis, titled “Driven by Power: Four case Studies of the Possession and Appropriation of Chinese Porcelain in 18th- century Europe and China”.