This book includes articles written by the participants of the First International conference "Methods of teaching oriental languages", lead by the School of Asian Studies of NRU Higher School of Economics. Presented conferecne proceedings focus on the current problems of studying and teaching oriental languages, such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The articles address such issues as methodology, translation studies and intercultural interaction within the classroom.
Analyses of translation methods of A.N. Tolstoy's novel «Peter the Great» in Chinese version, which translated by Zhu Wen. Researching the translation forms of Russian historisms to Chinese analogues, as well as methods and practices to keep the historic flavour of original novel.
Other-related concerns for justice are fundamental components of morality and interpersonal behaviors. In this paper, we investigated macro/cultural and micro/individual differences in justice concerns for others. More specifically, beneficiary sensitivity (BS) and observer sensitivity (OS) were compared across China as a typical collectivist society, and Germany and Russia as two individualistic societies. Individualism–collectivism was assumed to mediate the cultural variance of BS and OS. In Study 1, Chinese participants exhibited more BS but less OS compared to German participants. In Study 2, the Chinese participants exhibited more BS but not significantly different OS compared to Russian participants. Moreover, collectivism mediated this cultural difference in BS but not OS. In Study 3, collectivist participants identified according to their proposals in social value games exhibited more BS than did individualistic participants, while the two groups revealed no significant difference in OS. Taken together, our studies consistently show that higher collectivism both on the cultural and individual levels is related to BS but not to OS, suggesting that collectivist values make people sensitive to selfadvantage in comparison to the suffering of others.
This text book can be used in teaching Chinese at the first and nyt second years of teaching language in high schools and universities. The text book is a model of the educational process, step by step action program gives the student and teachers to implement learning objectives, has a clear logical structure that allows you to use this tutorial self-study language. The main purpose of education is the formation and development of future specialists of intercultural communicative competence in a volume sufficient to address the socio-communicative and educational and professional goals.