May 2021: New Database — Res Sinicae

A new digital project is now available —  Res Sinicae. A database of Latin and Portuguese sources on China (16th-18th centuries). Survey, Edition, Translation and Studies (PTDC/LLT-OUT/31941/2017).


The project seeks to establish a digital repertoire of unpublished documents in Latin and Portuguese about China, from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, documents written by Portuguese people or by those related to them. The documents will be transcribed and translated, provided in the source’s original language and Portuguese. Some documents will also be translated into English and Chinese.


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Res Sinicae is still under development. It is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and is carried out by the Centre for Classical Studies from the University of Lisbon.