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Fr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. delivered a public lecture titled, "Christian Encounters with Early Modern East Asia: Lessons in Cultural Accommodation and Dialogue," on September 12, 2017 in 120 Physical Sciences Building. Ucerler received his doctorate from the University of Oxford and his Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. His academic focus is on the relationship between Europe and East Asia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with an emphasis on Christianity in Japan and comparative studies of the Jesuit mission in Japan and China. He has authored and edited multiple works, including Christianity and Cultures: Japan & China in Comparison, 1543–1644 (2009) and Legacies of the Book: Early Modern Printing and the Visual Arts in Asia and the Americas (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

The event was organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Cornell United Religious Work with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, and cosponsored by the East Asia Program.