Carolina Hosne, Ana

Associate Professor

National University of General San Martín, Argentina


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina


My field of research is the Society of Jesus in the late sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth century, a theme that allows me to bring together the three major strands of research that make up my academic background: colonial Latin American history, early modern European history and late Ming China.
I obtained my Ph.D. in History from the University of Buenos Aires, with a dissertation entitled, ‘Between Faith and Reason. The Third Lima Council Catechism (1584) by José de Acosta SJ as main author of the Spanish text and the True Doctrine of the Lord of Heaven (Tianzhu shiyi) (1603) by Matteo Ricci SJ in China’.

In Argentina I am a part-time professor at the Center for Slavic and Chinese Studies (CEMECH) at the University of San Martín (UNSAM), where I have taught postgraduate courses on late Ming China.

While at the EUI I will continue research on the Society of Jesus in China and colonial Latin America (in particular Peru), in the late sixteenth century, delving into the art of memory from an “entangled histories” approach. Related research interests include the shaping of the concept of idolatry in Peru and China, and friendship in late Ming China investigated through Matteo Ricci’s treatise On Friendship (Jiaoyou lun).
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