Introducing 2016 Summer Program Participants

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Mr. Borisov Dmitriy

Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Borisov is a specialist in Oriental Studies; he is currently a doctoral researcher in the Department of Oriental Studies at Novosibirsk State University (2014 – present).Mr. Dmitriy has been working as an Assistant Lecturer at Novosibirsk State University.

Research Interests: Chinese history, Three Kingdoms history


Dr. Dryaeva Ella

Born in Moscow, Russia, Dr. Dryaeva has been awarded her Ph.D in social Philosophy in Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2016. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University, and the Head of Media Office at the Faculty of Philosophy.

Research Interests: Identity, identity crisis, communication, Internet of things, cross-cultural philosophy.


Mr. Kocherov Oleg

Born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Kocherov is a specialist in translation and interpreting; he is currently a doctoral researcher in the Department of Philosophical Problems of Politics (2015 – present) in Institute of philosophy, Russia Academy of Science. Mr. Oleg is a senior lecturer assistant in the Philosophy Department of Russian State Academic University.

Research Interests: Chinese philosophical doctrines (Confucianism in particular), military treatises, and the game of weiqi (圍棋).


Mrs. Nechyparuk Darya

Born in Belarus, now living in Tianjin (PRC), Nechyparuk was a specialist in Chinese language and literature in the Department of philosophy, Belarusian State University. She later received her master in Nankai University of Tianjin (PRC), major in linguistics. Mrs. Darya is currently a lecturer of Chinese language at Belarusian State University and the Head of translation team of Chinese Classics from Chinese to Belarusian language (‘dialog’).

Research Interests: Chinese culture, translation of Chinese Classics, Chinese linguistics.


Dr. Rodrigues Urbano

Born in Goa, India, Dr. Urbano has received his Ph.D from Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquino in Roma, Italy. He is curly Adjunct at the University of Fairfield, CT (USA), and Adjunct at the University of Bridgeport, CT (USA).

Research Interests: Asian philosophy with emphasis on Buddhism and theories of the mind.


Mr. Rudenko Nikolai

Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Mr. Nikolai has received his mater degree from Chinese Philosophy in Xiamen University, China (2013-2015). He is currently a doctoral student, and junior researcher in the China Department, Institute of Oriental Studies,Russian Academy of Science, based in Moscow. Nikolai lectures in Russian State University of Humanities and also serves as a member of EACS (European Association for Chinese Studies, and EACP (European Association for Chinese Philosophy).

Research Interests: Chinese philosophy, neo-Confucianism, Li Zhi.


Dr. Schmaltz Marcia

Born in Brazil, Dr. Schmaltz has been awarded her Ph.D in Linguistics in University of Macao (2015); she has been a senior researcher in Translation Studies (BLCU 2005) and teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (BNU 2001). Marcia is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Experimentation in Translation (LETRA) in the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and in the Centre for Asia Oriental Studies (2015 – present).

Research Interests: Brazil-China literature translation history, Chinese as FL (First Language), Chinese Studies.
Awards: Open Book Literature Prize, Proto Alegre City Town Acorianos Prize for Translation.


Dr. Taran Makar

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dr. Makar has received his Doctoral degree from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (2015, Taiwanese Issue in the USA Foreign Policy in the 1990s). He is a specialist in Chinese language, Taiwan, and Mandarin training. Currently, Dr. Makar serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign countries, Faculty of history, Taras Shevchenko National University f Kyiv (2005 – present).

Research Interests: The US-China relations, the PRC in the period of “Reforms and Opening up”, Mainland-Taiwan socio-cultural ties.


Mr. Weng Ruoyang

Born in Hunan, China, Ruoyang is a doctoral researcher in East Asian Studies of the the University of Toronto (2015 – present). He has previously received his master in Humanities, in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Research Interests: Chinese philosophy, neo-Confucianism, Korean neo-Confucianism, philosophy of emotion.


Mr. Ying Jingcai

Born in Wenzhou,grew up in Shanghai, China, Jingcai has been educated in Canada and the US. He is currently a doctoral researcher in the Department of Politics, University of Virginia (USA). Mr. Ying’s dissertation works on Confucian democratic theory, which he explores value diversity and the possibility of intercultural dialogues in Zhu Xi’s ontology and his theory of self-cultivation.

Research Interests: Western political theory, Chinese political thought (especially Zhu Xi) and criticisms of democracy.