Today I became a PhD candidate after passing my comprehensive exams! As part of the process, we generally give talks on our research to the department—but since we have to give virtual presentations this time around, now you can watch it too. In this talk, I discuss representations of Chinese laywomen in a Spanish missionary chronicle from 1750. It may or may not also be an audition to become the postulator of their cause for canonization.
Content warning: This presentation involves graphic descriptions of physical and sexual violence.