Unprecedented study based on Portuguese navigation diaries unveils some mysteries of the establishment of Macao in issue 67 of the Review of Culture International Edition

A work on the study of classical languages, Latin, Greek and Hebrew in Macao over the centuries opens Issue 67 of RCI, whose knowledge remains relevant especially in the field of theological studies.

Coming up next are four articles: the first focusing on the French presence in Macao in the 19th and 20th centuries; the second on Sino-Russian relations within the Guangdong − Hong Kong – Macao Greater Bay Area; the third deals with the activity of pirates in the region based on an analysis of Macao newspapers between 1864 and 1933; and the fourth in the historical origin of the Macanese tradition Chá Gordo.

In the field of sociology, an essay compares the literary works of two writers and the progress of women's consciousness in Macao and China, while in historiography. recently unveiled Portuguese navigation diaries with routes to Macao, unknown to most researchers, gave rise to the research work here presented.

Closing this issue is a discussion on the importance of naval doctors from the Ming dynasty in China and an analysis of the four stages of maritime expansion between the 15th and 17th centuries.

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