Early Missionary Descriptions Of Chinese Language(s)
Prof. LUISA M. PATERNICÒ, Ph.D., “L’Orientale” University of Naples, Italy
Prof. Luisa M. Paternicò is a specialist in the study of the history of Chinese language and missionary linguistics. In addition to teaching Chinese language, she conducts research on the western missionaries’ contribution to the analysis of Chinese languages. She is also working on a critical edition of the Sapientia Sinica by Prospero Intorcetta, S.J. (1625–1696), an Italian missionary to China from the mid to late 17th century. In Prof. Paternicò’s lecture, she will discuss how early missionaries from Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries studied the Chinese language, linguistic tools that were available for them, and other issues relating to their learning experience.
The lecture is available both in person and online. Free and open to the public. Registration is required for either in-person or online participation. To do so, please press here.
Space is limited for in-person attendance at the Ricci Institute, Boston College. For online participation, a Zoom link will be available through email 24 hours prior to the occasion. Sign into your Zoom account before attending the online session.
Wednesday, September 20 at 9:30am to 10:30am
2125 Commonwealth Avenue, 2125 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135