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The Ganges Starts in Himalayas

Author: Narvilas, Vytautas

This creation of author Vytautas‘s Narvilas is for those, who are interested in India. And it‘s quite easy to understand why – apart from author‘s personal knowledge and experience, this book contains a lot of information from ancient Indian literature‘s „monuments“, like : Vedas, Upanishads, Mahabharata and others. A big range of variety of India can be found in this book, which contains : the doctrine of induism, philosophy, yoga, culture, legends, myths, innings, spiritual … More

Happy Fish. The most important allegories of Zhuangzi and their commentaries

Author: Budriūnaitė, Agnė

In this book we are presented with one of the most influential texts of Dao – “Zhuangzi” it’s most important allegories and their commentaries. Authors, Budriūnaitė Agnė and Vrubliauskaitė Aušra seek to introduce readers to Zhuangzi which is a text that helps one to seek understanding in Dao, while still being an actuality to the day. Book has twelve chapters, each presenting us with many different allegories and their commentaries of many differing sources.

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Kuksando. Road Book

Author: Kumža, Algirdas

Kuksando is a thousand years old Korean education system of body and spirit. It is a Korean wisdom school which helps people to discover the harmony of their emotions, body, and mind, recover youthful energy and overcome stress. Due to meditation, physical movements, specific breathing techniques human beings can become persevering and strong both physically and spiritually. More

Anthropology of the History of Religions, Part III. Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto

Loreta Poškaitė – sinologist, orientalist, religious scholar, who has written lots of articles about Asia’s religion, mostly about Daoism. Based on her articles, in the year of 2002 the third volume of “Anthropology of the history of religions” about Confucianism, Daoism and Shintoism was published. Book is divided into three parts. Every part consists of introductory article about one of the religions, the fragments from the original “holy” book, or religion founder thoughts. More

Israel and its People: One Country, Many Faces

Author: Juonytė, Živilė

The book is divided into two parts and the second one is designed to tell the people of Israel, the nationalities of the people who live in the country, and each one is special and describes the distinctions. The author also talks about the army in Israel, and who is choosing a permanent military service, it is still talking about minority populations living in the country. The book will capture the attention of everyone who wants to learn about the state, not only the facts, but also to More

Lead by Soft Power: Communication of Country’s Image and Japan

Author: Zykas, Aurelijus

It seems that Nietzsche was right saying that “All things are enlinked, enlaced and enamoured”. Dr. Aurelijus Zykas, the professor of Vytautas Magnus University and the head of the Centre for Asian Studies during the Vilnius Book Fair 2018 introduced his new monograph Lead by Soft Power: Communication of Country’s Image and Japan. Precisely in this, his already second published book, A. Zykas, while using his own and referring to works and researches of other sociologists, More

Spaces of Imagination: Traditional Chinese Aesthetics and Art

Author: Andrijauskas, Antanas

The book “Spaces of Imagination: Traditional Chinese Aesthetics and Art” which is written by Lithuanian philosopher, cultural historian, art critic, civilization theorist Antanas Andrijauskas aims to introduce a reader to the history, philosophy and problems of Chinese art. Also, it presents the history, the development and the context of Chinese art and aesthetics. In this book much attention is paid to Chinese poetry, calligraphy, landscape painting. The concepts of art, artwork, their More

Kuran about… belief and peoples relationship

Author: Račius, Egdūnas

This book gives a detailed  description of the sections of Kuran, which billions of people in the world are currently interested in. Among them are Lithuanians, who have been becoming more and more relevant to the topic due to migration and other demographic processes. The book is intended for understanding the purpose, structure and language of Kuran. The content of the book is based on two spheres – the field of faith and rituals, and the field of social issues. The More

Chinese Wisdom About Happiness, Health and Love

This book would be handy to anyone because it explicitly explores a millennia of Chinese expertise in finding harmony between the body and the soul, the secret foundations to wellness, happiness and love. It requires to take into account the cycles of time and the provisions of one’s sex life, and most importantly, being in harmony with nature and the universe.

Chinese philosophy does not hide any ideas or abstract truths. Their philosophy is the ability to act duly at any moment, More

Palestine: Freedom is Very Beautiful

Author: Steikūnaitė, Giedrė

Giedrė Steikūnaitė is a journalist writing about cultural and social aspects of human experience both in English and Lithuanian languages. In Lithuania she co-operates with journals “Moteris”, IQ. Inteligent Life”, news portal “Bernardinai.lt” and other. She was born and raised in the capital of Lithuania. She studied journalism and contemporary history in London University. Author traveled a lot, during which she prepared reportages from Asia, Latin America and Europe. During two- More

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