CUENTOS CHINOS

CUENTOS CHINOS LA CAMBIANTE IMAGEN DE CHINA EN OCCIDENTE   LUIS FRANCISCO MARTINEZ MONTES DIPLOMATICO Y ESCRITOR   Recepción de Macartney y su sequito en la Corte de Pekín, caricaturanpor James Gillray, 1792.   En El Imperio Inmóvil, obra publicada en 1973, el político y ensayista francés Alain Peyrefitte relata con minuciosidad de memorialista el…

EAST MEETS WEST

EAST MEETS WEST THE MANILA GALLEONS AND THE ORIGINS OF GLOBALISATION   Luis Francisco Martínez Montes   The Boxer Codex, circa 1590, depicting a Spanish Galleon in the Philippines   The Spanish philosopher Ortega y Gasset once famously said that Spaniards are the Chinese of the Western world, since both nations have gone through many…

THE NAMBAN EXPERIENCE

THE NAMBAN EXPERIENCE   Luis Francisco Martínez Montes      Namban-jin strolling along a Japanese street   Silence, the extraordinary novel by Endo Shusaku, deals with the aftermath of the failed encounter between the Christian West and Japan during early Modernity. The cinematic translation of the novel by Martin Scorsese has brought that almost neglected…