Within a brief historical period, BRICS as an inter-State association has become an influential player in the world economy and politics. BRICS is a primarily political entity, and in that regard, the BRICS grouping correlates with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). However, not all the expectations placed on the SCO by the founding countries at the time of its creation in 2001 have been met so far. The question is to what extent expectations may be fulfilled in case of BRICS.
Encyclopedia includes more than 150 articles on applied cultural studies. Reflects the theoretical and methodological foundations of applied cultural studies, its tools, concepts, subject areas, etc.
Articles by young japanologists following the 8th conference of young japanologists.
This edition consists of two parts.
The first part includes the monograph Ancient Japan: Culture and Text. In this study Meshcheryakov made an attempt to present the main types of written forms of creativity in ancient Japan (history, poetry, prose, religious writings) as components of a single informational text flow. This is the first attempt of this kind made in the domestic Japanese studies.
The chronological framework covers the period from the 8th to the 13th century, that is, from the bottom of the appearance of Japanese literature, framed by the creation of mythological, chronicle and legislative vaults, to the decline of aristocracy, accompanied by the displacement of the center of power from the imperial palace to the shogun's headquarters.
The second part consists of literary translations of old Japanese prose, made by A. N. Meshcheryakov. This includes such famous monuments as Japanese legends about miracles (selected Buddhist legends from Nihon Ryoiki, Ojo Gokurakki and Hokke Kenki), diary by famous writer Murasaki Shikibu (11th century) and Notes on the leisure time of a Buddhist monk Yoshida Kaneyoshi (14th century).
The publication uniquely combines the publication of outstanding monuments of old-Japanese prose with an attempt to study and comprehend them and will be useful to anyone interested in traditional Japanese culture.