Thursday, July 7th, 2011, from 12:45 to 4:00 p.m.
1008, Clark Street (Ruby Rouge Restaurant).
Ever since it was founded, Quebec has had links to China. Through missionaries or trade, relationships were built within the context of colonization, in which France and England were major actors worldwide. These two colonial powers thus linked Quebec with China through their wars of conquest, as well as their attempts at religious and intellectual conversion. Relations between Quebec and China mirror the world’s rapid transformation from the Enlightenment to the Cold War.
Serge Granger is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Politics at the University of Sherbrooke. He was a visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, in addition to being a visiting scholar at the University of Baroda in India. He is the author of the book Le lys et le lotus about the Canada-China relations and is specialized on Sino-Indian relations.
GRANGER, Serge. Le lys et le lotus: Les relations du Québec avec la Chine de 1650 à 1950. Montréal: VLB éditeur, 2005.