Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

Ferdinand Verbiest and the discovery of China


Ferdinand Verbiest, a West Flemish Jesuit, became a distinguished mandarin astronomer in the Forbidden City of Beijing during the 17th century, and played a pivotal role in introducing the principles of Chinese medicine, culture, and philosophy to Europe. 

Discover his captivating story and its valuable historical insights with well-known VRT Journalist Veerle De Vos during the BCECC’s webinar “Ferdinand Verbiest and the discovery of China” on March 5, 2024 at 11:00 CET (18:00 CST).

In the current global landscape with China’s rise as a key player, in her book Veerle De Vos addresses pertinent questions about the impact of these historical roots on both Western and Chinese society, shaping our contemporary business landscape. Which lessons can we learn as China reasserts its position on the world stage?

11:00-11:05: Opening words by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC
11:05-11:55: Presentation by Ms. Veerle De Vos, VRT Journalist
11:55-12:10: Q&A session
12:10-12:15: Closing remarks by Mr. Bernard Dewit, Chairman of the BCECC

Zoom (link will be sent out to the participants one day before the event)

Free of charge, but registration is mandatory

Please click here to watch the webinar’s recording on our YouTube channel.