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Departmental Lectureship in Contemporary Chinese Studies

School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

Grade 7: Salary £30,434 - £37,394pa with discretionary range to £40,847pa

The Contemporary Chinese Studies Programme in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies seeks applications from candidates in a social science discipline, with special reference to China, for a fixed term Departmental Lecturership for 12 months from 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible after that date.


A History of Reading of a French Jesuit in China: Fr. François-Xavier Dentrecolles (1664-1741), his Translations and the Formation of European Knowledge about China

Thursday, 4 June, 2015 - 17:30 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre 1

It is widely recognized that the formation of modern European knowledge about China since the late 16th century is heavily indebted to Jesuit missionaries; less well-known is the input of Chinese sources to the process.

Dr Wu Huiyi, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Needhan Research Institute, University of Cambridge