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POSTPONED: “Vale poco” [of little value], a Forgotten Spanish-Chinese Dictionary in a Manila Archive

Regalado Trota José, Archives of the University of Santo Tomás in Manila

March 26, 2020 · 4:30 pm-6:00 pm · 216 Aaron Burr

Program in East Asian Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese

In April 2017 researchers from National Tsing Hua University (NTSU) of Taiwan in search of Chinese materials in the Archivo de la Universidad de Santo Tomás (AUST) in Manila “re-discovered” an obsolete Spanish-Chinese dictionary. It is among the earliest written sources not only for Hokkien, but also for Western-Chinese lexicography; it also “represents an early chapter outside the mainstream of historical lexicography.” Followed by a Q&A.

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