The book includes a selection of articles by young japanologists who participated in the 7th Conference of Young Japanologists (October 2015, Moscow). A wide range of themes is presented: society and law, traditional culture, architecture, design, Russo-Japanese relations.
The works of the 5th vonference of youn japanologists (Moscow, 2013). The articles are dedicated to the variety of themes on Japan: history, economics, intellectual history, international relations.
The monograph "Contemporary Choreographic Discourse" presents the results of research in the field of choreographic art conducted by the authors from 2014 to 2019 on the perspective for the theory and history of choreography issues, including methodologically significant issues of axiology, semiotics and sociology of choreographic art. Practical problems of perception and relation of art criticism and art criticism of the XXI century to the past, modern and post-modern history of choreographic art are discussed.
This book is based on materials from the conference 'The USSR: Life after Death', and the round table 'The Second Crash, from the Collapse of the Soviet Union to the Crisis of Neo-liberalism', held in December 2011 and January 2012, respectively. The two events brought together different generations of experts and researchers. For some, Soviet life was part of their personal experience, while for others it was just part of their country’s history. To what extent and in what form have Soviet socio-cultural practices and everyday life patterns survived in the capitalist post-Soviet society? Is the 'Soviet legacy' an obstacle to the development of a new bourgeois society in Russia or, conversely, does it serve to stabilize the new system? Does a 'Soviet mentality' create resistance or help adapt to the neoliberal reality? The answers to these questions, which seemed quite obvious to the mass consciousness back in the 1990s, need to be reconsidered today.
Sergei Eisenstein's biography falls comfortably into the pattern of a conventional Bildungsroman. A bourgeois family, the tyranny of the father, the neurotic love affairs of the mother, a predetermination of life for the only son, then Revolution as a wheel of fortune and a chance of freedom that turned the formerly suppressed young man to the Avant-Garde artist, International successor and stepson of his terroroizing and terrorized motherland. This biography came into being after extensive research in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and the author is the first to analyze Eisenstein's diaries - materials that were partly inaccessible in the past. The book is addressed to wide audience but could be useful for a specialist becaise of changing research optics and fighting the stereotypes. The book contains 96 illustrations: photos, portraits, caricatures, book covers and 30 rare movie posters.
La fameuse série des neuf scènes de la vie domestique de Voltaire à Ferney, conservée au Musée de l’Ermitage à Saint-Pétersbourg, occupe une place centrale dans l’œuvre de l’artiste genevois Jean Huberю Au milieu des années 1990, quand j’ai commencé à préparer la nouvelle édition de la correspondance de Catherine II avec Grimm, je suis tombé aux Archives des actes anciens à Moscou sur le document qu’on lira plus loin, et je l’ai publié en 2003. La description de Grimm présente un intérêt particulier pour deux raisons. Tout d’abord, les sujets des tableaux qui y figurent ne correspondent pas en tout point à leurs désignations traditionnelles. En outre, Grimm a énuméré non pas neuf, mais douze tableaux de Huber envoyés en 1775 à Catherine II. Elle a donc reçu trois toiles dont on ignorait l’existence. Récemment nous avons pu recueillir de nouvelles informations qui jettent quelque lumière sur le destin de cette série.
The Nogais of the North-Eastern Caucasus call their funeral stone steles syntaslar. Thousands of these steles rise in the cemeteries of the Nogai Steppe. So far, they have not attracted the attention of researchers yet. The book first introduces into the scientific turnover of about three hundred Nogai syntaslar. These are curious monuments culture of one of the Muslim peoples of Russia. The earliest of these steles date back to to the last quarter of the XVIII century. This type of monuments is preserved in the Nogai Steppe up to 70-80-ies of the XX century. The authors of the book analyze texts, form and ornamentation of grave steles, images on them of various objects related to both Islamic denomination of Nogai, as well as clothes, ornaments and occupations of men and women. Particular attention is paid to the inscriptions of the XVIII-XX centuries, made in Arabic script, mainly in literary Arabic. Book is designed not only for specialists, but also for a wide range of readers interested in history and culture of the Turkic Muslim peoples.