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Screening of the Documentary “Dunhuang Flying Apsaras”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-29 14:00 - 2017-10-29 14:30
Location: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka, Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius

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Lithuanian – Japanese Charity Concertrenginys


Date and time: 2017-11-03 18:00 - 2017-11-04 20:00
Location: Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras, Laisvės alėja 71, Kaunas

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Islamic Perspectives on Shakespeare: Perform or Adapt? Colonization and Performance with additional regard to Nazi Germany and the Merchant of Venicerenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-26 17:00 - 2017-10-26 19:00
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Orientalistikos centras, Universiteto g. 5

This lecture takes a brief look at how Shakespeare has been performed and adapted in the Islamic world and if there is a post-colonial residue relating to him and his work.

It takes a further look at attempts to colonize Shakespeare’ works prior during and post Nazi Germany using the Merchant of Venice as its yardstick, and ends by More…

Open Lecture About Tibetrenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-27 12:00 - 2017-10-27 14:00
Location: Putvinskio g. 23, 103 auditorija, Kaunas

Time for Asia events invite all to an open lecture on contemporary Tibet – “Deep Tibet: emerging trends in Tibet today”. It will be given by Tibet’s expert Vincent Metten (EU Policy Director, International Campaign for Tibet, Brussels’ office) on October 27, from 12:00 in Putvinskio 23 building, room 103. During the lecture, Mr. Metten will present Tibet’s contemporary situation, emerging challenges and future trends. The event is free and open to all. More…

Lecture cycle “Human Body in Chinese Culture”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-26 18:00 - 2018-02-08 20:00
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas, Didžioji Konfucijaus auditorija, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 21, Vilnius

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Taiwan Dolls Exhibition “Taiwan and its Culture”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-18 - 2017-10-29
Location: II aukšto fojė, prie V. Biržiškos skaityklos (VDU), K. Donelaičio 52, Kaunas

Glove Puppetry, also known as “Budai Xi”, is a kind of opera which makes use of cloth puppets. Ever since it was introduced to Taiwan by Fujian immigrants in the18th century, its compact and rapid artistic performance became integrated with opera music in Taiwan, making it the most popular operatic form in Taiwan. In the former times it was divided into different types according to the background music, such as Nanguan, Beiguan, Chao-diao, and Waijiang. In the course of the twentieth century, Glove Puppetry performances have taken on many distinctive styles, More…

International Academic Conference About Civil Society in East Asiarenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-26 - 2017-10-27
Location: S. Daukanto gatvė 28, Kaunas

Each year the Centre for Asian Studies (CAS) is inviting scholars from different academic fields to present their research on specific aspects of East Asia. This tradition is continuing, and this year we are happy to invite everyone interested to Korea, Japan and China to the 11th international CAS conference called “Civil Society in East Asian Countries: Contributions to Democracy, Peace and Sustainable Development”. More…

Photo Exhibition “IndiART scene”renginys


Date and time: 2017-09-20 - 2017-10-31
Location: Vilniaus universiteto bibliotekos galerija, Universiteto g. 3, Vilnius

The Lithuania-India Forum, the Center for Oriental Studies at the Vilnius University and Asian Arts Center presents festival’s “SurSadhana” photo exhibition by photographer Jovita Ambrazaitytė and other artists.
The “SurSadhana” festival is the only festival in Lithuania that has continuity in presenting classical Indian arts. The aim of the festival is to introduce the classical and contemporary Indian culture, More…

“Woodcut Effect” Contemporary Japanese and Lithuanian Woodblock Printsrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-20 18:00 - 2017-11-18 12:00
Location: Janinos Monkutės-Marks muziejus-galerija, J. Basanavičiaus g. 45, Kėdainiai

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Lectures about China’s Philosophyrenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-18 18:00 - 2018-02-12 19:30
Location: Vilniaus universiteto Konfucijaus institutas, M.K. Čiurlionio g. 21, II korpusas, Vilnius

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Symbols of Orient Time and Artrenginys


Date and time: 2017-06-10 - 2018-01-01
Location: 12 Liepų street, Klaipėda

On July 10 an exhibition of the Oriental art collection was opened in the Clock and Watch Museum (Department of Lithuanian Art Museum), which was donated by Nijolė, Leon and Linas Maskaliūnai (USA). This is an interesting, unique collection that presents the culture of South-East Asian countries. The accent of the exhibition is Bali’s calendar on a cloth called plintangan, which, according to the donor’s data, was created by the artist of the last king of the royal palace of Bali. More…

Past events

Presentation of Japanese Language Textbookrenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-20 17:00 - 2017-10-20 18:30
Location: Japonų kultūros namai, T. Kosciuškos 26, Vilnius

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Screening of the Documentary “The Galaxy of Chinese Paper-Cuts”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-14 14:00 - 2017-10-14 14:30
Location: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo Biblioteka, Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius

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Exhibition “Life Colors of Rivka Chvoles”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-02 - 2017-10-15
Location: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo Biblioteka, Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius

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Open Lecture about China’s Foreign Policyrenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-19 17:30 - 2017-10-19 19:00
Location: V. Putvinskio g. 23, Kaunas

Time for Asia events start a new season with an open lecture about China’s foreign policy. We are honored to have Prof. Jisheng Sun who is the current Vice President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) and Secretary General of China National Association for International Studies. She has published and translated numerous books, articles and papers regarding international relations and China’s foreign policy. In the past she worked as a visiting professor at Marietta College, Ohio and as a research fellow at Harvard University. More…

Hangeul Day and 3rd anniversary of the KSI Vilnius Eventrenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-09 17:00 - 2017-10-09 19:00
Location: Karaliaus Sedžiongo institutas, Ateities g. 20, Vilnius

King Sejong Institute Vilnius invites you to the event to celebrate Hangeul (Korean alphbet) Day and 3rd Vilnius KSI birthday on 9th of October, 2017 (Monday) at 17:00. The event place is Rotonda hall in Mykolas Romeris University.
We can enjoy the event playing some Hangeul games and cooking Korean food. More…

Rohingya: a New Humanitarian Crisis in Southeast Asiarenginys


Date and time: 2017-10-09 17:30 - 2017-10-09 18:30
Location: VU Orientalistikos centras, Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius

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Meeting with the author of the book “The Colors and Flavors of Japan”renginys


Date and time: 2017-10-12 18:00 - 2017-10-12 19:00
Location: Kauno centrinis knygynas, Laisvės al. 81, Kaunas

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Screening of the Documentary “A View of Traditional Chinese Opera”renginys


Date and time: 2017-09-30 14:00 - 2017-09-30 14:40
Location: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo Biblioteka, Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius

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Concert of the International J. Heifetz Competition Winner Yurina Arairenginys


Date and time: 2017-09-30 19:00 - 2017-09-30 21:00
Location: Filharmonija, Aušros Vartų g. 5, Vilnius

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(Lietuvių) Išsami knyga apie japonišką arbatos ceremonijąversta-literatura


In this book you will find easy to follow The Japanese tea ceremony also called the Way of Tea , which you can perform both at home and in a special place called the Tea room. Clearly written links to every move will help you easily understand tea ceremony’s meaning, artistic value and make your meeting with friends different.

In the first chapter of this book, you will be introduced to the Way of Tea and main used dishes, later on you will be able to learn about etiquette and secrets of this ceremony. So first of all, when you will start this book you will be introduced to The Japnanese tea ceremony and just then, when later in the book you will start to learn about the real Way of Tea. More…

New book on the history of Japanknyga


\”History of Japan\” written by Dr. Dalia Švambarytė revolves around history of Japan since the islands division to nowadays. All the eras, periods, rulers who are worth mentioning are mentioned in the book as well as the progress of art and science. The book is divided into parts and every era has its own part, so you don\’t have to read the book from the beginning in order to find out about certain event. In the beginning of the book we can find the explanations how Japanese names and names of places are translated into Lithuanian. The book is also full of illustrations and various useful maps. \”Japanese history\” is one of the first books about Japanese history released by a Lithuanian writer and the first one which is so informative.

The book about Japanese gardensknyga


Kestutis Ptakausko interest in Japanese gardens started by one incident in 1996. While on a holiday in Palanga, he accidentally saw a picture of a Japanese garden, which has made a significant impact on his life, because by seeing the picture he became interested in Japanese culture and wanted to create a similar garden that he saw. Even before the end of holiday in Palanga, he came back and threw himself into the garden development work.

This book, \”Ryto rasos sodas\”, the author wants to introduce Lithuanian readers with his hobby. More…

(Lietuvių) Pasirodė naujas H. Murakami knygos vertimasversta-literatura


Haruki Murakami is a japanese writer, born in 1949 on January 12th. He was raised in Kiyoto but currently lives in Tokyo. According to the majority H.Murakami is contraversial and has a Western outlook. In his homeland he is criticized for abandoning the typical style and some of the Western countries believe that he is being toady towards them. Disregarding that, no one can deny that Haruki Murakami is one of the greatest writers that are still alive and his work is constanly in the bestseller list. One of his most recent books “Men without women” is a six-story collection which is about men that are parted from or left by their women. Protagonists suffer from loss in every single novelle. More…

(Lietuvių) Pasirodė naujas knygos vertimas iš hebrajų kalbosversta-literatura


Abraham B. Yehoshua (born in 1936) – he is one of the most prominent Jerusalems writers. His novel “A Woman in Jerusaem” is written about forty years old woman who was killed in a market place during terrorist attack and a man who is working in one of the most popular Jarusalems bakery as human resources management division. He got a task to take a good care of now dead woman’s body. This novel is divided into three parts: ,,The manager”, ,,The Mission” and ,,The Journey”. More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU