Mex­i­can Non-fic­tion Sem­i­nar Held in Bei­jing

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On April 20 2017, the Em­bassy of the United States of Mex­ico in China held a sem­i­nar about Mex­i­can his­to­rian Miguel León-por­tilla's Visión de los ven­ci­dos: Rela­ciones in­dí­ge­nas de la con­quista ( The Bro­ken Spears: The Aztec Ac­count of the Con­quest of Mex­ico) with the Com­mer­cial Press, the Pub­lish­ing House of the Na­tional Au­tonomous Univer­sity of Mex­ico and the univer­sity's Re­search Cen­tre on Mex­ico at the em­bassy. Pro­fes­sor Sun Ji­akun, the book's Chi­nese trans­la­tor and Pro­fes­sor Suo Sa, an ex­pert of the In­sti­tute of Latin Amer­i­can Stud­ies of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences gave speeches at the sem­i­nar.

Miguel León-por­tilla is a fa­mous Mex­i­can writer and Nahu­atl re­searcher. Most of his works are pop­u­lar in the world and show­case Mex­ico's his­tory dur­ing the colo­nial war based on per­spec­tives of orig­i­nal in­hab­i­tants. The Bro­ken Spears: The Aztec Ac­count of the Con­quest of Mex­ico de­scribes a his­tory about the Span­ish con­quest of the Aztecs, Mayans and In­cans. The writer se­lected many con­tents from Na­tive Amer­i­can In­dian's his­tor­i­cal records in­clud­ing the copies of their hi­ero­glyphs and typ­i­cal cases of their oral his­tory to com­plete the book. The book has been trans­lated into more than 20 lan­guages and pub­lished 29 ver­sions.

The sem­i­nar co­in­cided with the 45th an­niver­sary of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween China and Mex­ico. The em­bassy hoped friendly ties be­tween the two coun­tries ad­vanced by pro­mot­ing Mex­ico's lit­er­ary works on World Book and Copy­right Day.

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