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Fishes and Dragons

Authors: Radzevičiūtė, Undinė
Published on: 2013
Publisher: Baltos lankos

The “Fishes and Dragons“ book is different from the traditional Lithuanian literature tradition. It is like different category, in which intellectual challenge is combined with refined and not refined humor, and characters talks as they were fighting with a swards. According to Saulius Repečka – redactor of “Baltos Lankos” publishing house, this book is for reader, who can separate event of literature from the literature bubble. The name of the book “Fishes and Dragons” symbolizes Christianity, symbol of Christ – fish, and the power of imperator of China – dragon. Therefore conjunction of these two different worlds. More

Operacijoje „Irako laisvė”

Authors: Maliauskas, Sigitas
Published on: 2013
Publisher: Vox altera

“Operacijoje “Irako laisvė” is a book about first Lithuanian soldiers mission in Iraq in 2003. Just by having a quick glance at this book you might think that this is another book about war, but actually, you will find much more.  Every chapter starts with quote from by far famous book about war „The art of war“. These short fragments of brilliant Sun Dzu book makes text very sublime. Sergeant writes about communication between solders, psychological support for each other, … More

Asia without borders

Authors: Mačiulevičius, Paulius, Tilmantaitė, Berta, Jančiauskas, Andrius
Published on: (Lietuvių) 2013
Publisher: (Lietuvių) Obuolys

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

Mode et stéréotypes interculturels-Le cas des articles consacrés aux couturiers japonais dans Le Figaro et Libération

Authors: Kyoko Koma
Published on: 2012

This book "Fashion and intercultural stereotypes. The case of the articles on Japanese couturiers in Le Figaro and Libération" presents how French newspapers represent Japanese fashion designers who create “Japanese phenomenon” in Prêt-a-porter of Paris in 1980s and their works, through the discourse analysis of French School. The author analyses how two French representative national newspapers Le Figaro and Libération, which are oppositely politicized, represent the Japanese fashion creators and their works, by means of stereotypes on Japan classified by French linguist Jean-Paul Honoré into 8 points: puissance, order, mystery, refinement, rigueur, pragmatism, past and modernity. More

East Asian Studies in Lithuania

Published on: 2012
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University

The volume presents a collection of articles and materials from international symposium “Japanology within Asian Studies in Lithuania: Historical Perspective and Present Situation” held on 3-4th of November in 2011 on the occasion of the 10th aniversary of Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies. The articles of this volume present the development of East Asian (Japanese, Chinese and Korean) studies in Lithuania, with a special emphasis paid to Japanese studies. Sponsored by Japan Foundation

Per pietinę Indiją, nuo Kabulo iki Stambulo

Authors: Poška, Antanas
Published on: 2012
Publisher: Vilko takas

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 flight of three colored eagle

Authors: Kuckailis, Ernestas
Published on: 2012
Publisher: Vox Altera

“I dedicate this book to an army unit, which was the first who went to missions in Afghanistan after Lithuanian army recovery – squadron “Eagle-02” “ – these are the first words of the author in the beginning of the book. Ernestas Kuckailis is one of the first restored Lithuanian National Defence volunteers, who came to serve the country when no one was sure how everything’s going to end, and the probability to lay head for Lithuania was perceived as an inevitability.


Beijing Diaries

Authors: Grainytė, Vaiva
Published on: (Lietuvių) 2012
Publisher: Vaga

Poet, prose miniatures and essays author Vaiva Grainytė as many students has experienced what it feels to study abroad. By choosing Beijing\’s Central Academy of Drama the writer hoped next to the language studies get known to the local scene arts, to learn more about the Asian theater.
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Intertekstualumas klasikinėje japonų literatūroje (Intertextuality of Japanese Classical Literature)

Authors: Dalia Švambarytė
Published on: 2011

The monograph compares the links between medieval Japanese and Chinese literature. The text answers the question of how Japanese  integrity of perceiving the world andthe vitality of Japanese speech was preserved under the conditions of the dynamic interaction of texts.

Between Dragons and Bridges: Production of Relational Knowledge about China

Authors: Repečkaitė, Daiva
Published on: 2011

Throughout the history of its representation in the European and North American eyes, China has been viewed as unique, but at the same time placing it on a politico-cultural grid was perceived as a necessity to make theories and discourses work. After a brief period of positioning China in post-socialist transition, its place in representation changed to an exploitative pool of cheap labour and then – to an emerging superpower. Therefore China is as much a testing ground for theories about the development of capitalism and world political systems as it was in the 19th century. The empirical part of this publication discusses how cultural theories, symbols and images powerfully shape the discourse around China in rationalist, economically oriented elite media, and then discusses the role of experts, who position themselves as intermediaries, fluctuating in the field of the rules of various genres of knowledge production. Based on media discourse analysis and interviews with the experts, the author shows how different methods of knowledge production and claim-making interact in shaping political positions at the EU level.

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU