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PLAS conference: "Routes of Modernity: China-Iberia-Philippines"

Introduction: Rachel Price (Princeton University)
Participants: John Blanco (University of California, San Diego), Josep Fradera (Pompeu Fabra), Serge Gruzinski (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris & Princeton University), Manel Ollé (Pompeu Fabra)
Moderators: Jeremy Adelman (Princeton University), Kenneth Pomeranz (University of California, Irvine & Institute for Advanced Study)
Co-sponsored by the Program in East Asian Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

Location: 219 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 03/30/12 at 2:00 pm - 03/30/12 at 5:00 pm

China's centrality to global markets and culture dates to the early modern period, when its demand for silver drove mining in Latin America and helped spur a trans-Pacific network at the dawn of the purported rise of the Atlantic. This afternoon panel will provide an opportunity to reflect on the relations between Iberia, Asia and the Americas from the 16th century onwards, reframing these histories and indeed the contemporary moment. **Please note: Presentations will be based on pre-circulated papers and followed by a discussion. Kindly contact PLAS ( for a PDF of the pre-circulated papers. Please do not quote or circulate any or all parts of these documents without the authors’ permission**

Category: PLAS Conference

Department: Program in Latin American Studies