AmCham - U.S. Consulate - Spanish Consulate Seminar on When the US Dollar Spoke Spanish: How the Manila Galleon trade gave rise to the world’s global currency
Time (活动时间): 14:30– 16:30, MAR 19, 2018 Registration(入场时间): 14:30-15:00
Venue: Auditorium, AmCham South China Tower, Suite 1801, Guangzhou International Sourcing Center, No.8 East Pazhou Avenue, Guangzhou 地址：广州市海珠区琶洲大道东路8号广州国际采购中心1801
Long before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was discovered between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalisation. The ‘Ruta de la Plata’ or ‘Silver Way’ catalysed economic and cultural exchange, built the foundations for the first global currency and led to the rise of the first ‘world city’, Mexico. And yet, for all its importance, the Silver Way and China’s role are too often neglected in conventional narratives on the birth of globalisation.
The U.S. Consulate is proud to co-sponsor, along with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and the Consulate of Spain, a lecture on this topic to be held at the AmCham auditorium on March 19 at 2:30PM. Authors of a recent book dedicated to this topic, Peter Gordon and Juan José Morales, will discuss their research and answer audience questions.
Peter Gordon & Juan José Morales are co-authors of “The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the Birth of Globalisation, 1565–1815” (Penguin, 2017). Gordon is editor of the Asian Review of Books, while Morales is a lawyer, consultant and former president of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Both are long-time residents of Hong Kong.
美国领事馆很荣幸能与美国商会（AmCham）和西班牙领事馆共同主办一场关于这一主题的讲座，讲座将于3月19日下午2时3分在美国商会礼堂举行。最近一本致力于探讨此主题的一书作者Peter Gordon和Juan José Morales将讨论他们的研究并回答观众的问题。 Peter Gordon和Juan José Morales是“白银之路：中国，西属美洲和全球化的诞生，1565-1815年”（企鹅出版社，2017年）的合著者。