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Chinese Linguistics in Spain
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1. The Beginnings

From its beginnings in the 16th century up to the 18th century, the study of Chinese linguistics in Spain was almost exclusively in the hands of missionaries, who made ​​an important contribution both in quantitative and qualitative terms.

Spanish Franciscan and Dominican missionaries were the first to study the language, ideas, customs and history of Chi…

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Sara ROVIRA-ESTEVA, “Chinese Linguistics in Spain”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000075>
First published online: 2015

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