[Podcast] A Chinese catholic in Paris


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Illustration for The China Project by Alex Santafé

John Hu arrived to France in 1722, accompanied by a Jesuit priest and tasked with cataloging and translating a library. He had a knack for behaving oddly, earning him the nickname “Don Quixote” in at least one town. But in the end, who gets to decide who’s sane?

Click here to read the article by James Carter.

Narrated by Kaiser Kuo.

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