Frederik VermoteFrederik Vermote

Assistant Professor

Office: Social Sciences 126


Office phone: 278-8815

PhD – University of British Columbia (2013)
MA – Catholic University of Leuven (2004)
BA – Catholic University of Leuven (2002)


Research/Teaching Interests:

 Early Modern World, Ming and Qing China, Jesuit history, economic and cultural networks between China, Europe, and the Americas

Select Publications:


"Dangers and Limitations of Jesuit Travel Throughout Eurasia During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries", World History Connected, vol. 10, no. 3, October 2013.

“…Begin Mei 1693,… ergens op zee tussen Mozambique en Goa. Herinneringen van Philippe Couplet aan zijn medebroeder François de Rougemont (Trans.: May 1693, Mozambique, Goa: Memories of Phillipe Couplet to a fellow father, François de Rougemont), in: Leidschrift, Leiden, 18:3, 2004. (Nicolas Standaert, introduction; Frederik Vermote, article)

Works in Progress:

“The Qing Empire and the Excluded Middle: The Role of the Jesuit Intermediaries during the Treaty of Nerchinsk”, in From Chinggisid to Qing: Empire in Asia: A New Global History, Vol. 1, Brian Farrell and Jack Fairey (eds.), London: Bloomsbury Press, 2016.

“Finances of the Missions”, in Early Modern Catholic Global Missions, R. Po-chia Hsia (ed.), Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Cash or Credit: Jesuit Money Flows during the Dawn of a Global World”, in Mercantilism and Account Keeping: Comparative Analysis of the Periphery-Core Structure and its Impacts on Indigenous Market Players,Cheryl S. McWatters, Arthur J. Ray and Frank J. Tough (eds.), London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2016.

Works under Review:

Frederik Vermote, Moving Money and Missionaries in a Global World: The Jesuit Financial Networks between Europe and Asia, unpublished book manuscript.

Courses Offered:

HIST 21: World History since 1500

HIST 6: East Asian Civilization

HIST 192: China and the World: Search for Modern China

HIST 230T: Early Modern World

HIST 199T: Empire in Asia

HIST 191: When Asia was the World and the World changed Asia

Work in Progress:

I am currently preparing a book manuscript on the Jesuit financial networks between China and Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. I am also preparing a book chapter for the “Empire in Asia: A New Global History” project at the National University of Singapore, in which I will examine the role of the Jesuits in the Nerchinsk Treaty (1689) between the Qing and the Muscovite empires.