The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century
This presentation takes theories of communication and philosophy of alterity as a starting point to study the methodology of the history of contact between cultures.
This presentation takes theories of communication and philosophy of alterity as a starting point to study the methodology of the history of contact between cultures. It first discusses three different frameworks that have been employed in the study of the cultural contacts between China and Europe in the seventeenth century: the transmission, reception and invention frameworks. Next, the presentation proposes a fourth framework, the interaction and communication framework, which develops the previous frameworks by stressing the reciprocity in the interaction between transmitter and receiver and centers around the notion of “in-betweenness.”
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