Beatriz Silva


Beatriz Silva has a master’s degree in Portuguese-Chinese Intercultural Studies and a degree in Oriental Languages ​​and Cultures, both from the University of Minho, coordinated by Professor Sun Lam. During her degree, she obtained the second and first prizes in the Chinese Bridge competition, promoted by Confucius Institute Headquarters – Hanban, in Braga (2014) and Lisbon (2015), respectively, having, with the latter, represented Portugal in the same international competition held in Changsha (China, 2015).
Since 2019 she has been attending a PhD in Artistic Studies – Art and Mediations, at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, investigating the role of revolutionary music and opera in Maoist China. In 2020, she published her first article in Diacrítica magazine, entitled Music and Power in Confucius and Mao Zedong.
Professionally, since 2018, she has been working in the field of Chinese-Portuguese translation. At the same time, she collaborates voluntarily with the SPEAK association, teaching Mandarin (basic level) and Chinese culture.
In her youth, she attended singing lessons with teachers Inês Villadelprat, Joana Pereira and Sílvia Pinto, having subsequently obtained the first prizes in the following competitions: Chinese Song Contest for International Students, promoted by Nankai University in Tianjin (2016) ; Chinese Song Contest performed by Non-Natives, promoted by the Macao Scientific and Cultural Center in Lisbon (2018); and the Artistic Project – Festival da Canção, organized by the Municipality of Barcelos in the same city (2019).

Publications and other outputs:
Silva, S. B. (2020). Música e poder em Confúcio e Mao Zedong. Diacrítica, 34(3), 196-206.