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Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Building Ties for a Peaceful and Sustainable Eurasian Community from Mutual Knowledge: History, Culture and New Technologies
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Building Ties for a Peaceful and Sustainable Eurasian Community from Mutual Knowledge: History, Culture and New Technologies

4 Months

Spanish, English

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Introduction

The Building Ties for a Peaceful and Sustainable Eurasian Community from Mutual Knowledge: History, Culture and New Technologies perfectly encapsulates the overarching theme of forging connections within a harmonious and enduring Eurasian community through shared understanding, drawing upon the dimensions of history, culture, and cutting-edge technologies.

Spain, as an influential global player, holds a significant place in this narrative. It not only holds the distinction of being the first nation to set foot on American shores but also, following in the footsteps of Portugal, initiated the establishment of pivotal maritime trade routes connecting Europe and Asia.

However, Spain's significance as a bridge between these continents extends further, encompassing multifaceted reasons that underscore its pivotal role. On the one hand, its presence in Asia made it the founding country of Western sinology: The Spanish, with Martín de Rada, was the first to study the Chinese language; with Juan Cobo, the first to translate a Chinese text, or with Bernardino de Escalante, the first to draw a provincial map of China.

Spain, on the other hand, was the first country to discover round-trip navigation in the Pacific, known in old Castilian as the "Torna Viaje". A secret that was kept for more than two centuries. This led to Spain being the protagonist of the "first globalization" of the world through the "Manila Galleon". Spain established a trade route from Asia that brought luxury goods to the American and European markets. Spain united the Pacific and the Atlantic for the first time in a single commercial line, bringing foreign currency (silver), new American products, and European manufacturers to Asia.

The importance of Asia, in our world today, lies in its large population, long history, complex and diverse societies, cultures, and growing economic importance. This makes all the world's attention centers focus on Asia. Its economic importance will make the world pivot on it, but beyond that, the latent conflicts on its borders between the great powers of the world mean that the real danger for world peace lies in it.

The URJC, in accordance with its motto, "non nova, sed nove", which means "Not new, but in a new way", was born with a spirit that seeks to use science, education, and culture as a weapon of social integration. and multicultural understanding. The URJC seeks to promote global citizenship and intercultural learning that allow the creation of new responsible and inclusive leadership in the future, through a globalized curriculum and diverse cultural experiences. And in line with this, the URJC, as a whole, aspires to train students for active citizenship and ethical leadership in a global society. That is why it is one of the most internationalized institutions in Spain. Well, the URJC, like the new Confucianism is flourishing in Asia today.

Goals

The proposed course "Building Ties for a Peaceful and Sustainable Eurasian Community from mutual knowledge: history, culture, and new technologies", will provide students with a unique opportunity to delve into one of the most important regions of the world today. Through this series of international lectures, students will gain a broader understanding of the historical, cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped modern Asia and its relationships with Europe. The aim of the course is to help students become world citizens, who can look towards the prospects for cooperation between Europeans and Asians in building a better, conflict-free world in the 21st century.

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