The Last Embassy: The 1795 Dutch Mission to the Qianlong Court

 The Wallace T. MacCaffrey Distinguished Lecture in History

Tonio Andrade, Professor of Chinese and Global History at Emory University, will discuss a little-studied embassy to the Qing court: the Dutch mission of 1794–95. Drawing on Dutch, French, Spanish, Qing, and Korean sources, Professor Andrade will explore not just the mission itself but also the question of why it has been neglected and misunderstood.

Tonio Andrade's books include The Last Embassy: The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with China (2021), The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History (2016), Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West (2011), and How Taiwan became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century (2008). He believes that people should drive cars as little as possible and lives in Decatur, Georgia, with his wife, Andrea, and three children.

Free and open to the public.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 4:40pm to 6:30pm

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