The Institute of Humanities at Seoul National University is collaborating with the university’s Institute of Greco-Roman Studies to host an international workshop entitled “Aristoteles Asianus: Aristotle’s works, the Coimbra texts, and Jesuits’ Chinese translations in the seventeenth century.” The three-day event takes place online from February 1-3.
More on the unique educational influence of the Coimbra Jesuit Aristotelian instruction that stretched from Portugal to Asia and South America between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries — including peer-reviewed encyclopedia entries and free access to digitized versions of the most important documents related to the topic — can be found at Conimbricenses.org. The project is a collaborator with the Portal to Jesuit Studies and with the Jesuit Online Bibliography.
A full program and details on accessing the virtual meeting are available online. A copy of the program also appears below.
Program (all times KST)
February 1, Monday
18:00-18:10 (KST) Opening ceremony
Chair: AHN, Jaewon/Seoul National University
CARVALHO, Mário Santiago de (The University of Coimbra), “Couto’s Dialectics: From its Portuguese Setting to its Eastern”
HUH, Min Jun (Seoul National University), “About the differences (殊) in Wugong (Isagoge) and their historical background”
ZHANG, Yijing (Nankai University), “Is Mingli tan a ‘good’ translation?”
February 2, Tuesday
(Chair: AHN, Jaewon/Seoul National University)
MOON, Sujeong (Seoul National University), “How Isagoge was translated into Chinese? – Focusing on the
first paragraph of ‘Lunshu[論殊]’ of Minglitan-Wugongpian [名理探-五公篇]”
JIANG, Lu (Sun Yat-sen University), “The treatment of ‘ens rationis’ in Mingli tan”
SOH, Jeanhyoung (Seoul National University), “What God was not: A Portuguese Jesuit’s Chinese translation of geometric terminology”
February 3, Wednesday
Chair: KANG, Sung-Hoon/Seoul National University
MEYNARD, Thierry (Sun Yat-sen University), “A Thomistic argumentation on creationism in Late Ming
China: The first juan of the Explanation of the Cosmic Reality (Huanyou quan)”
STROB, Anna (Tuebingen University), “Mission Impossible? The Translation of Aristotelian Natural Philosophy to Late Ming China: The Example of Alfonso Vagnone’s Kongji gezhi 空際格致?”
20:00-21:00 Round table and closing ceremony
Chair: AHN, Jaewon