ITA249H1: Italians in Asia


From early Sino-Roman cultural exchanges to the present day commercial relations, Italian travelers to Asia have produced a large body of works showing original thinking, intellectual audacity, and religious tolerance. This course focuses on some of these accomplishments, including The travels of Marco Polo, the writings of Matteo Ricci Li-Madou, and Roberto de Nobili, and the paintings of Giuseppe Castiglione. This course includes a component designed to enhance students’ research experience.  (Given in English)

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Society and its Institutions (3)