Восток и Запад в жизни и творчестве Фам Тхи Хоай
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.
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 review is about a textbook on Vietnamese literature of the 20th century, which is the first major academic work released in our country on the subject of Vietnamese literature of this period. The book has a substantial theoretical and practical value for Vietnamese studies in Russia. It analyzes stages of the establishment and development of European-style literature in Vietnam in the chosen period. It also makes a profound analysis of forms, meanings, and esthetics of poetry and prose. The textbook addresses themes and issues, which have not been covered by Russian philologists studying Vietnamese literature either fully or partially. The author presented the literary life of Vietnam in the general context of the country’s historical development. The textbook presents brief biographies of writers and synopses of works, which makes the book not just a teaching aide but also a reference book on Vietnamese literature. This academic work will give readers more information about Vietnamese literature of the 20th century and an insight into the profound transformations that reshaped literature in Vietnam.