Asian studies in Lithuania


Upcoming events

Kabuki performance in Kaunasrenginys


Date and time: 2017-05-12 18:00 - 2017-05-18 20:00

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Past events

Public lecture “Stalin’s Great Famine in Soviet Kazakhstan” in Vilniusrenginys


Date and time: 2017-04-24 17:00 - 2017-04-24 18:30
Location: VU Kovalevskis Room, Universiteto str. 5, Vilnius (entrance in the "Domus Philologiae" building)

The famine in Kazakhstan during the first half of the 1930s was the most severe of the Soviet regional famines triggered by collectivization, in terms of percentage of population. Approximately a quarter (1.5 million) of the total victims of the Soviet collectivization famines lived in Kazakhstan. The Kazakhs, before the famine the biggest pastoral nomadic people in Eurasia, suffered more than any other national group in the Soviet Union, as approximately one third of them died between 1931 and 1933. More…

Taiwan’s Dynamic Civil Societyrenginys


Date and time: 2017-04-24 11:15 - 2017-04-24 12:45
Location: Vytautas Magnus university, Donelaičio 52-422, Kaunas

The Centre for Asian Studies is inviting everyone interested in East Asia and especially in Taiwan to one more “Time for Asia” event. This time we are honored to have a lecture “Taiwan’s Dynamic Civil Society” presented by the Head of the Taipei Mission in Latvia Mr. Rong-Chuan Wu. Mr. Wu will talk about Taiwan’s social activists, non-governmental organizations, their domestic and international achievements, as well as civil society’s impact to Taiwan’s democracy and development. The event will be held on April 24 (Monday) from 11:15 at Donelaicio st. 52, room 422.

Rong-Chuan Wu was appointed to Taipei Mission in Latvia in August, 2016. Before that, he represented Taiwan in Canada, USA, Dominica and other countries. More…

3rd seminar for Korean studies in Baltic countriesrenginys


Date and time: 2017-04-21 10:30 - 2017-04-22 13:00

The Center for Korean Studies of the University of Latvia in cooperation with the Centre for Asian Studies (Vytautas Magnus University) is organizing the 3rd Baltic Seminar on Korean Studies that will be held on April 21-22 at VMU Small Hall and Putvinskio st. 23-312. The seminar will attract participants not only from the Baltic states but also from Sweden, Finland, South Korea and other countries. The first half of the seminar will be focused on discussing the situation of Korean studies in the Baltic States while the remaining part will be dedicated to presentations about Korean language.

The event is free and open for everyone to attend.

Click here for the program of the seminar.

(Lietuvių) Koncertas “Vilnius-Japan”renginys


Date and time: 2017-04-26 19:00 - 2017-04-26 22:00

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(Lietuvių) Vieša paskaita “Lytiškumas islamo etikoje” Vilniujerenginys


Date and time: 2017-04-17 19:00 - 2017-04-17 21:00

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(Lietuvių) Skinhedai ir alternatyvusis pankų judėjimas Kinijojerenginys


Date and time: 2017-04-11 11:15 - 2017-04-11 12:45

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Charity concerts to support Sugihara Museumrenginys


Date and time: 2017-03-24 18:00 - 2017-03-26 19:00

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Lecture “Pulkininkas N. V. Kordaševskis: lietuviškas pėdsakas N. Rericho transhimalajų ekspedicijoje“renginys


Date and time: 2017-03-30 16:00 - 2017-03-30 17:30

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Asian Quiz in VMU Asian Weekrenginys


Date and time: 2017-03-10 15:30 - 2017-03-10 17:30

Asian Quiz – a perfect way to finish VMU Asian Week! Come alone or with team, have a good time and if you are lucky enough, win great prizes from our sponsors.
The questions will be in English, so international players are extremely welcome. Fill the form and see you there!
Register your team or yourself here.

Business workshops during VMU Asian Weekrenginys


Date and time: 2017-03-10 11:00 - 2017-03-10 14:00

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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) Naujas "Hieronymus" numeris - specialiai Rytų Azijaiversta-literatura


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(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…

(Lietuvių) New book of Indian writterversta-literatura


Plot of the book takes place in nowadays India and tells the story about two juveniles. Anill and Leena, both born in little village in India, were best friends in their childhood years. Sadly, when they became teenagers they had been separated by their social differences and by different destinies which are planned for them. Anil is from one of the most families in his rural area, he has and opportunity to study in the United States and become a wealthy doctor. Later on he must inherit the … More…

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU