Through the Eyes of Asia – History and Memory of the Portuguese

6 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese
  • To provide students with critical insights derived from selected readings and their main concepts and issues;
  • To prepare students for a comparative and complementary analysis of literary and visual documents in an Asian context; 
  • To identify the major lines of discontinuity and change in the image of Portugal and the Portuguese (vis-à-vis other Europeans) in historical and mnemonic frameworks of major Asian cultural centres (India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan);
  • To contextualize Portuguese interests in the possibilities/necessities equation in Asia;
  • To promote a constant articulation between the historical past and contemporary developments in Asia.


Assistant Professor
Assistant Guest Professor at the FCH - Faculty of Human Sciences (UCP – Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon), and Coordinator of the Institute of Oriental…