East in the West : Investigating the Asian presence and influence in Brazil from the 16th to 18th centuries.

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East in the West : Investigating the Asian presence and influence in Brazil from the 16th to 18th centuries.

Description

This study is the second part of investigative research into early Asian presence in the Atlantic. The first investigation focused on the islands of Macaronesia (Canary Islands, Madeira, Azores and Cape Verde Islands), and resulted in a better understanding of the motives, means and influences that defined Asian presence in some of these islands, and not in others. It identified the existence of a maritime “Lusitanian space” which provided the vehicle of culture contact, and conveyance of Luso-Asians into the Atlantic World primarily through maritime employment, the work of the Society of Jesus (commonly known as the Jesuits) and within the entourage of people in governance and social prominence. This initial multi-disciplinary investigation hinted at a connection between Portuguese Asia and Brazil, which forms the basis of this research study.

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Cliff Pereira, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.)

Date

5/15/2014

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Cliff Pereira, in Van Tilburg, H., Tripati, S., Walker Vadillo, V., Fahy, B., and Kimura, J. (eds.), “East in the West : Investigating the Asian presence and influence in Brazil from the 16th to 18th centuries.,” The MUA Collection, accessed November 14, 2018, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1607.

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