Материалы XLIII Международной научной студенческой конференции «Студент и научно-технический прогресс»
The book discusses the principal aspects of description of the East in the Western scholarly discourse as well as in art and literature. An analysis of the interpretations of the East by the West (and vice versa) and their historical evolution has emerged as especially important in the light of ongoing globalization, which has triggered the intensifi cation of ideological, religious, economic and cultural differences between the East and the West. The goal of the book is to distill a critical understanding of Orientalist / Occidentalist discourses and to question cross-cultural assumptions.
Analysis of the experience of Asian countries in terms of creating a competitive high-tech eknomiki. Successes (Southeast Asia) and failures (the Arab world)
The collection consists of two parts (noun and verb), which cover topics such grammars of oriental languages like Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, Tibetan, Turkish, Hindi, the language of ancient Turkic runic monuments, ancient Uyghur and Japanese. The article presents a great deal of speech material from the original sources.
Policy brief " What Asia wants, or the "Four C's": Consumption, Connectivity, Capital & Creativity" is the first paper prepared within the framework of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club research program. The theme for the first note, which opens the Club’s new research program, was not chosen randomly. In recent years, Asia has made a serious claim as a new economic and political center of the world, and the region's role on the international arena is growing rapidly. The authors underscore the need for debunking the old stereotypes, the most illustrious of which is the label "made in China", pointing to the poor quality of products made in the Middle Kingdom, as well as the neighboring developing countries. But Asia is no longer to be the workshop of the world and to flood the planet with cheap consumer goods; it begins to live for itself and to produce for itself. The note addresses the four necessary conditions for such a qualitative change in the internal development of the region: consumption, interconnectedness, capital and creativity.
A major international conference, “Orientalism / Occi dentalism: The Languages of Cultures vs. the Languages of Description”, took place from September 23–25, 2010, in Moscow under the aegis of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research. The goal of the Conference was to discuss the principal aspects of description of the East (fi rst of all Asian but also African cultures) in the Western scholarly discourse as well as in art and literature. The idea of the Conference belonged to the current author who, in the Fall of 2008, enlisted the support of Prof. Kirill Razlogov, Director of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, as a result of which the Institute played a crucial role in the following two-year preparations
The volume contains a selection of papers delivered to the first five annual conferences "Written Monuments of the East: Problems of translation and interpretation" (2011–2015) organized on the base of the permanent seminar "Textual Criticism and Source Study of the East" (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow) by the staff of the Department of Oriental Written Sources.
The Second Evangelisation of the Axumite kingdom was operated by Syrian monks coming from Roman Empire. They brought to Axum some important practices from their original places. These ensured their missionary success but they also introduced some novelties into social practices of local Christians. One of these practices was the name change as a consequence of ascetic behavior. Syriac ascetics either rejected their names of took upon themselves new Christian names like Man of God, Man of Christб Minister of Christ. Some of these rejection cases are well known from the Syriac monastic tradition (e. g. Alexius), other did not reject the name but showed themselves reluctant to accept old names (like Archelides). In Axum Za-Mikael Arägawi and НуMata Libanos were good examples of the implementation of these practices. In doing that Ethiopic ascetic of Syriac background tried to re-establish the society they were living in on new evangelical cornerstone — the new world should reject the old one.