Global Encounters

between China and Europe


Meet the GECEM team

In the last decade the approaches of the global history have been emphasized in order to visualize the progress, form and method which historians have undertaken when carrying out ambitious research projects to analyse and compare diverse geographical and cultural areas of Asia and Europe. But when dealing with comparisons and cross‐cultural studies in Europe and Asia, some scholarly works have exceeded of ambiguities when defining geographical units as well as chronology. In this project perceptions and dialogues between China and Europe are examined by analysing strategic geopolitical sites which fostered commerce, consumption and socioeconomic networks between China and Europe from 1680 to 1840 through a particular case study: Macau, connecting with South China, and Marseille in Mediterranean Europe.

The GECEM-679371 (Global Encounters between China and Europe: Trade Networks, Consumption and Cultural Exchanges in Macau and Marseille, 1680-1840) project is funded by ERC (European Research Council)-Starting Grant scheme under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), being prof. Manuel Perez Garcia the principal investigator. The project was awarded in the ERC-Starting Grant Call of 2015. The GECEM starts on 1 July, 2016, and it will end up on 30 June 2021, being the University Pablo de Olavide (UPO) of Seville (Spain) the host institution.

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