A Century Of China-spain Relations

Relations between China and Spain in the period from 1845 to 1945 they will be able to better understand the exhibition that opens on September 28 at the Cervantes Institute in Shanghai . The exhibition. which has already been shown in Beijing . is curated by two UOC experts: David Martínez-Robles . an ALTER researcher and professor of Arts and Humanities . and Xavier Ortells .. PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and also a researcher in the ALTER group at the UOC . This image has the attribute high empty; its name is cataleg-portada-copia-768×1024.jpg Promotional poster for the exhibition The digital repository Archivo China España. 1800-1950 . dedicated to the interactions between these two countries.

was the starting point of this commission . which starts from looking “towards a void”. in Ortells ‘ words . about the relations between the two countries once the Philippines ceases to be a Spanish colony. “Before. with the Philippines as a colony. relations were more fluid and well-known. but historians closed the investigation a little bit of what happened next.” he said. The archive ends in 1950. when the Communists prevail in China . with Mao in power and Franco in Spain .. and “all relationships are broken. The ‘boom’ of cinema. a Spanish legacy in China Well into the twentieth century. one of the most striking characters is Antonio Ramos . a former soldier who tried unsuccessfully to introduce cinema in the Philippines and then. in Shanghai . did manage to be the pioneer of this technology.

Although There Were Previous

Recordings of screenings in the country. it was the Philippines phone number to make cinema a lucrative business and in 1908 it built what became the first cinema dedicated exclusively to Shanghai city cinema . Previously. with the Philippines as a colony. relations were more fluid and well-known. but historians somewhat closed the investigation into what happened next. Until then. the films were shown in theaters and other venues. But soon after. the also Spanish Abelardo Lafuente began to design the first cinemas in the country. “To become a personal and Spanish brand. he added neo-Arabic-style details. similar to those of the Alhambra .

Philippines Phone Number

To its buildings.” says Ortells after years of researching. The return of Spaniards to China and relations between the two countries. This image has the attribute high empty; its name is cinerialto.jpeg Antonio Ramos founded seven major cinemas in Shanghai. Built the Rialto Cinema in Madrid. and even directed and produced several films for Chinese audiences. Shanghai was at that time “like today ’s Dubai .” says Ortells . “a place where money is going to be made fast. where legality is fluid and where foreigners do and undo. no matter how much they were part of a sovereign state ”. In the 1930s.

Shanghai Experienced Another

Important and dynamic moment during which it attracted a large foreign and Spanish community. Among them. A curious group of Basques who introduced Basque ball as a sport. As can be seen in posters of the exhibition. “It’s not because they liked it very much. But because it was a fast-paced sport that allowed them to place a lot of bets. And it was a city that a lot for men. with a lot of black money. drugs. vice and prostitution. ”Explains the researcher. This image has the attribute high empty; its name is expo-1-detail-copy-1-1024×768.jpg Detail of the exhibition. Love Art – 生活 都 生活 ART The research was carried out in libraries and archives in China and Europe and. Thanks to the impact on networks.

They were able to contact. among others. “the great-granddaughter of a Catalan who had been the first to introduce concrete to China . ”recalls David Martínez-Robles . The documentary search left another curious anecdote. They found the album of the Spanish photographer Juan Mencarini . Who lived in China in the late nineteenth century. in a natural history museum in Lille . France. Among the remains of whales and orangutans. The center also had a documentary collection that had arrived. There by a movement of files and that no one knew exactly what it was.

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