The article discusses the problem of interpretation in Japanese historiography of the Joint Declaration of 1956, which ended the state of war between the USSR and Japan. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the documents, the author presents his view about historic significance of the Declaration and assesses the arguments put by the representatives of the academic community of Japan.
This article gives an overview of the theories developed by South Korean art historians since 1970-s on origins of chin’gyongsansu – true-view landscape painting of Joseon of XVIII century. All the theories were combined into two groups; the main points and arguments of the most authoritative art historians in the field of paintings of the late Joseon period were discussed.
The article analyzes the state of research of international relations in China. The main emphasis has been placed on the development of international relations theory with Chinese characteristics. Different approaches of the leading Chinese IR scholars to the issue are considered. The main theoretical elaborations are analyzed and possible tendencies in development of IRT in China are defined.
The article analyzes the process of Russia-China borderland sociocultural spaces transformation on the example of regional pair: Trans-Baikal region (Russia) and North-East of China (Dongbei). The authors describe their functioning in three dimensions — local, national and other-cultural. In this context, it seems relevant to appeal to the special practice of developing border areas, which are today not only outposts, but also can be viewed as a place for active interaction between countries, cultures, and civilizations. They draw a conclusion about one-sided vector in the path of the cultural elements dissemination, that dictates the necessity to find incentives to further qualitative development of interregional cooperation between Russia and China, determining the place of border regions cultural policy in the overall strategy for the development of national culture.
The Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 followed by the war between China and Japan led to mass displacement of population in the region. Hundreds of Korean immigrants living in Manchuria and participating in anti-Japanese resistance had to move to Soviet territory. In the USSR, they were deported from the Far East to the inland. Based on analysis of the previously unpublished archival investigative files of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs of the Kustanai oblast, this study traces the fates of Korean immigrants in the USSR in the 1935–1938s.
This article discusses the phenomenon of “adult adoptions” in Japan, as well as the main historical and social aspects of this phenomenon. The types of inheritance of property in Japanese family companies are also analyzed. In addition, the authors provide a detailed description of the structure of Ie-Japanese households. The largest Japanese corporations using the mechanism of "adult adoptions" are also considered in the paper. In conclusion, the authors state the effectiveness of these mechanisms in comparison with traditional types of inheritance of property.
The review analyses the monograph by Russian sinologist D. Spichak, devoted to the history of teaching the Chinese revolutinaries in the USSR. The author shows the novelties in the documents and materials used by D. Spichak, ascertains strong and weak arguments in favour of the conception, that the Soviet leaders failed for the most part in their attempts to bring up the Chinese revolutionaries loyal to the Comintern and the USSR, clears up the cause of the failure.
The review analyses the monograph by Russian sinologist D. Spichak, devoted to the history of teaching the Chinese revolutionaries in th USSR. The author shows the novelties in the documents and materials used by D. Spichak, ascertains strong and weak arguments in favour of the conception, that the Soviet leaders failed for the most part in their attempts to bring up the Chinese revolutionaries loyal to the Comintern and the USSR, clears up the cause of the failure.