This project is a transcription and translation of a 21-page annual letter written about the Cochinchina mission for the year 1619 by the Jesuit missionary João Rodrigues Girão. In 1619 the Cochinchina mission consisted of central and southern Vietnam. The two Jesuit residents at this time were located in the city of Faifo, in the province of Cacham, and Nuocman, in the province of Pulocamby. A semi-diplomatic and diplomatic transcription style is used for the transcription, with a dynamic-equivalent (sense-for-sense) style used for the translation.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilber, Jason Michael, "Transcription and Translation of a Yearly Letter from 1619 Found in the Japonica Sinica 71 from the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu" (2014). All Theses and Dissertations. 4350.
Cochinchina, João Rodrigues, Faifo, Pulocamby