Isabel Murta Pina

Isabel Murta Pina holds a MA (2000) and a Ph. D. (2009) degree in History from the NOVA University of Lisbon. She is currently an Assistant Researcher with definite provision at the Centre. Besides, she is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for the Humanities (CHAM), of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA University of Lisbon/Azores University); and holds the same category at the Centre for Classical Studies of the School of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon), here within the scope of the project “Res Sinicae. A database of Latin and Portuguese sources on China” (PTDC/LLT-OUT/31941/2017). She is also a member of the Portuguese Academia de Marinha. There were two stints as an Invited Assistant Professor, one from 2006 to 2011, in the Institute for Oriental Studies (Portuguese Catholic University); and another from 2011 to 2014, at the Bachelor’s degree of Asian Studies at the University of Lisbon. Her main research interests focus on the intercultural relations between Portugal/Europe and China/Macau during the Ming and Qing periods. She has carried out research and published several articles and books within the scope of that topic, namely on missionary activity and the production and circulation of knowledge about China in Europe. She is the author of:

Os Jesuítas em Nanquim (1599-1633) (Lisboa: CCCM, 2008)
Jesuítas Chineses e Mestiços da Missão da China (1589-1689) (Lisboa: CCCM, 2011)

She has also published, in collective authorship, the two volumes of Tomás Pereira. Obras (Lisbon: CCCM, 2011). She is currently preparing a study on Álvaro Semedo, S. J. (1585-1658), which will accompany the critical edition of his work Imperio de la China. In addition, she has been working on topics related to the urban profile of Macau (16th-18th centuries) and Chinese cultural heritage in Portugal (with a study on Chinese wallpapers). With a specialization in Museology (1995), Isabel Murta Pina has also collaborated in exhibitions, the most recent of which, One King and Three Emperors, took place at the São Roque Museum (2019). For a more detailed curriculum, see:

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