ISSN 2674-8053

Rodrigo Moura

International Relations Director of the IBRACHINA Institute. Master in Chinese Studies at Zhejiang University and Specialist in International Business at FGV (2016).
Letter to sinologists
Asia, China, Japan

Letter to sinologists

Many wonder about what is Sinology, what does a sinologist, who is considered Sinologist or not and what is the purpose of this career. As Sinology itself teaches us through one of its famous Chengyu expressions: Dào Shān Xué Hǎi (Daoshan Xuehai), which in a free translation means: learning is as high as the mountain and as deep as the ocean, however, if we do a literal analysis, we will see that Confucius, who was assigned that expression, associated Dào (Tao), the way or doctrine to Shān (mountain) Mountain. So that we can deduce that the road to knowledge is as high as the mountain, that reaching the peak requires effort, so something tiring and laborious. And when we talk about Dào (Tao) way, we bring up, the Taoism, Chinese Buddhism and Confucionism ...
China and Brazil: the old and the young
Americas, Asia, Brazil, China

China and Brazil: the old and the young

Chinese President Xi Jinping with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, 13 November 2019. (Xinhua Photo) Following the fashion in vogue in today's Brazil to speak using metaphors related to trivial and private aspects of human life, let's start with a metaphor, however, we will enrich it with some concepts and examples from the far east. It is known that, at different stages of life, we are faced with crises of different circumstances, some light, other serious. Today, with 520 years of history, Brazil can be considered a young nation, in front of 5000 years that China has. This young man, just like any other, faces crises, but at that moment there are intense crises that depending on your choices, define the direction and results of the future. In this ...