The book „Dragon breathing“, written by Raimondas Dikcius and Goda Juoceviciute It is about 2 countries and one city in Asia: China, Tibet and Honkong. These writers have a lot of experience in traveling in all these countries so they write only about most interesting regions and places, talking about local people thinking, by the way book has a lot of photos. Authors gave practical sugestions what to do in diffrent situations in diffrent countries. Book gives all atention to cities and cultural matters, not to nature. More
“Tibet in exile” reveals the essential features of the Tibetan culture, telling about Tibetan history, religion, and the current state of the nation, mixed with lively author’s personal experiences and observations.
In 1994 Jurga Ivanauskaitė went to India and studied Tibetan Buddhism in Dharamsala. When leaving she said she will not write ficion as incompatible with Buddhist practice. However, traveling impressions and a new spiritual experience allowed her to fall in love with Tibet. Jurga felt as if Tibet was created for her, and she for him. There she experienced a lot of excitement, mystical and very personal experiences. Learned many things about Tibet and its traditions: went to rituals, funerals, christenings, weddings . That is why she decided her travel experiences to describe in the book “Tibet in exile“. More
Antano Poškos „Nuo Baltijos iki Bengalijos” aštuntas tomas užbaigia knygų seriją, kurios išleidimą buvo sumanęs pats autorius, kai sugrįžo iš kelionės po Europą, Afriką, Aziją ir 1939 metais išspausdino pirmąjį tomą. Deja, II pasaulinis karas ir jo sukeltos sumaištys sutrukdė išsipildyti legendinio XX amžiaus lietuvių keliautojo svajonei. More
The author tells about her own experiences while travelling in India. However, it is not a tourist guide book, which is why there are no picturesque routes or references to comfortable and popular hotels. She narrates without glamor and idealization – whether it is the places she visited or the people and their relations. And in her trip there were many various meetings, starting the ones with the westerners, who were searching for the enlightment in India, or just were in love with the country, and finishing with meetings with the locals with all their complex rituals, traditions, and subtleties of interaction. More
The teacher Rasa Zalynaite never in her entire life dreamed about going to Japan, but she says: “The irony of fortune: all my “never to do things” became the main things I did in my life”. After a long time of hesitates and her friend advices she participate in a competition where the price was the opportunity to study in Japan. Only after announcement that she won the competition she realised her life will go into the melting-pot, but she didn’t want to refuse this opportunity. Even … More
Pack your rucksack, quit your job, leave your family and friends for who knows how long and buy one way ticket to a place, you have never been to. Sounds hard isn‘t it? However, three travelers from Lithuania: journalist Paulius Mačiulevičius, photographer Berta Tilmantaitė and psychologist Andrius Jančiauskas proves that there are no limits and everything is possible. Three authors’ book “Asia without borders” retold seven month long trip through ten Asian countries. With the idea “The globe is friendly” travelers decide to meet such a chaotic and in the same time very colourful Asian culture. More
Marčiulynas, Kęstutis (Bo Haeng)
Life in the monastery is always full of new discoveries. Not talking about the country which for some of us could look like a strange and unknown part of the world. Of course, it is also important to mark that the rules in the monastery seem to be even stricter than anywhere else.
One of the most important things is the fact that the book is not about boring everyday life what would just make it a diary. It is even more than anybody can expect. At first it is an interesting and breathtaking story influenced by simple everyday life as a newborn monk and secondary it an amazing lesson of Buddhism ideology and understanding of the world. Every part has its own deeper meaning.In conclusion I would like to say that a man in a path of Buddhist monk has gained a great knowledge which is shared in a simple and easy way. In the book cultural differences between Lithuania and Korea is also unwrapped and displayed in the simplest way as possible by letting the reader to understand it fasters without putting too much efforts.This book is really worth to read if you ever found yourself interested in East Asian and religions all over the world and have never lost that curiosity. More
It is widely known that one of the most complicated religious system is the Japanese one, while their mythology is also considered to be one of the most various mythologies in the world.
As it is said in the prologue of “Japanese Myths and Legends”, in Japan like in no other country myths are still vivid and real nowadays, because the polytheistic system of religions of the Japanese nation is based on them. This, as well as the origin of the religion, the classification of gods and deities and even the impact of the mythology to the modern structure of society, is revealed in the book. However, this book is not a simple collection of myths and their variations, because it reveals not only the pantheon of gods, but also the influence of Buddhism to the local religions as well as its dynamics and importance to the creation of the hierarchy system of the society when the origins of the aristocratic kin and families is explained. Moreover, the book is based on such ancient written sources of Japan as “Kojiki” (古事記), „Fudoki“ (風土記), „Nihon Ryōiki“ (日本霊異記) and more. More
Aurelijus Zykas in his book ‘The colors and flavors of Japan’ introduces the reader with this distant country. The author, basing the narrative on his own personal experience, tells the reader about his life in Japan, spent living in two very different cities – Tokyo and Kanazawa. The book is split in two parts – the first part tells mostly about the years spent studying in Kanazawa. The second part concentrates on the life in Tokyo, while studying in Waseda University and working in the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Tokyo few years later. This books is a perfect choice for anybody who is interested in Japan and its culture. More
Romualdas Lankauskas in his book ‘Cicadas of Tokyo’ talks about his only trip to Japan after Second World War and impressions that this trip left. In the book he tells about this distinctive and interesting country’s past and future, its customs, scientific achievements and way of life. The author while strongly idealizing and comparing Japan to western world, talks about his impressions of the three week length trip in Japan. During the trip he visited the main islands of Japan. In this book the reader can familiarize himself with the prosperous period of after war Japan. More