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Confucius for Brazilians

  • André BuenoEmail author
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Abstract

In this brief article, we will discuss the historical development of Confucius images in Brazil. Without a relevant sinological tradition, Brazilians know little about Confucius and generally attribute a religious profile to the Chinese sage. However, the contemporary context has promoted a revision of this paradigm. Based on the theories of intercultural dialogue proposed by Raimon Panikkar [1990], we will thus examine the images of Confucius in the Brazilian imaginary. Our analysis is structured on three main characters: first, the religious Confucius, which can be divided, even among the Christian Confucius, the Esoteric Confucius, and the Chinese mystical Confucius; second, the Political Confucius; finally, the Teacher Confucius. Throughout the text, therefore, we will make a presentation of these visions, which will allow us a possible final appreciation of this picture.

Keywords

Confucius Confucianism in Brazil Brazilian culture Sinology in Brazil Intercultural dialogue 

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Conflict of interest

The author declares that there is no conflict of interest.

References

To see more about Ten-Tao sect in Brazil; http://www.tentao.org.br/ To see the Saint Confucius School: http://www.escolasaoconfucio.com.br/index.php/pt-br/

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UERJ – Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro [Rio de Janeiro State University]Rio de Janeiro - RJBrazil

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