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The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress presents Kluge Fellow, Michael Brose, in a lecture titled : "What's in a name: Foreigners in Ming dynasty China,” on Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 in LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st Street S.E. Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Some assume that, during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the power and influence of non-Chinese was minimal or even nonexistent. Michael Brose contends, however, that many non-Chinese entered China along with the Mongols (ruled 1230s-1368) and that they continued to play an important part in post-Mongol China. A close examination of their unusual adopted Chinese-style surnames gives us some clues as to their identity. Brose will discuss this and the methodology and sources he employed in documenting their activities and status.

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