Libro Chino

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Libro Chino | Image Source: Bahay Tsinoy Museum | @bahaytsinoy

Together with the Doctrina Christiana en Lengua China and the Shih Lu, Apologia de la Verdadera Religion, the Beng Sim Po Cam is proof of the close historical relationship between Spain, China, and the Philippines.

Ming Xin Bao Jian (Mandarin) Beng Sim Po Cam (Hokkien) by Fan Li Ben: the first Chinese book ever translated into a European (Spanish) language by the 16th-century Dominican friar at Manila’s Parian, Father Juan Cobo.

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