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

GECEM Seminar Series in "Global History and East Asian Studies"

The research group GECEM-679371 (Global encounters between China and Europe: Trade networks, consumption and Cultural exchanges in Macau and Marseille, 1680-1840) financed by the ERC (European Research Council)-Starting Grant under the EU Framework programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) organised and hosted the GECEM Seminar Series: Global History and East Asian Studies. The aim of this seminar is to open a forum of discussion with the main specialists in global history and Asian studies. This seminar will promote a greater understanding of the theoretical, empirical and methodological framework applied to the comparative studies related to the western and eastern world. The ultimate aim is to review the great divergence debate through new case studies.


Profesor Joe McDermott (Emeritus Reader in Chinese History at St. John's College, University of Cambridge) gave a lecture titled 'Commercial Partnerships in Late Imperial China' which opened GECEM Seminar Series in Global History and East Asian Studies.

The GECEM Seminar Series in "Global history and East Asian Studies" continued last 22 February with the lecture by Prof. Leonard Blussé (Professor Emeritus in the history of European-Asian relations at the Institute for History, Leiden University) titled ' The Maritime prohibitions of China and Japan During the Seventeenth Century: A reassessment '.