Research visit from CASS Historians

Between January 8 - 11, 2020, the University of Coimbra (UC) was visited by a delegation of historians from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), organized by the Sino-Lusophone Academy (ASL-UC), within the framework of the CASS-UC Centre of China Studies.
The delegation, composed of Professors Chen Shilong, Sun Jingguo and Sun Jingchao, from the CASS Institute of Ancient History, is conducting research in the areas of Historical Geography and cultural exchange between China and Portugal in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. They visited the UC to consult documents related to Sino-Portuguese exchanges, as well as to develop academic discussions in order to foster future academic research and projects between the two parties.

2020.01.08 CASS Historians

The programme at the UC started with a visit to the facilities of the Sino-Lusophone Academy at Trinity College, followed by a guided tour of the Paço das Escolas, Baroque Library and Science Museum, as well as the Confucius Institute of the University of Coimbra (ICUC).

2020.01.09 CASS and UC Historians

On January 9, a meeting was held between the visiting historians and Professors José Pedro Paiva, Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho and Maria de Lurdes Craveiro, from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (FLUC), being welcomed by Prof. Rui Gama, Director of FLUC and Deputy Director of ASL-UC. The meeting was also attended by ICUC Directors, Professors Huang Zaiwei and Cristina Zhou.

2020.01.10 CASS visit Monastery

On January 10, after a visit to the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, the delegation was welcomed in the Senate Room by Prof. João Nuno Calvão da Silva, Vice-Rector for External Relations and Alumni, accompanied by Prof. Rui de Figueiredo Marcos, Director of ASL-UC, by Prof.Rui Gama (FLUC) and Prof. Cristina Zhou (ICUC), also with the presence of Prof. Manuel Lopes Porto (FDUC).

2020.01.10 Welcome session Senate Room

After this reception, historians also had the opportunity to visit some of the historical spaces of the Faculty of Law.

2020.01.10 CASS visit FDUC

Still on January 10, the delegation of historians was welcomed by Prof. João Gouveia Monteiro, Director of the General Library of the University of Coimbra (BGUC), and had the opportunity to consult books and maps of interest under the guidance of Dr. Maia do Amaral, Deputy Director of BGUC.

2020.01.10 Visit BGUC 1

2020.01.10 Visit BGUC 2