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How does Japan work?

Authors: Kleiva, Andrius
Published on: 2018
Publisher: Tyto Alba

“I will see what can I do for Japan and what Japan can do for me. This book is the result of that project.” with these words, the author presents the idea of this book. Because of such words reader is able to understand that this book will certainly not be a dry academic textbook or information guide, how to survive in Japan. A. Kleiva describes this book as an entirety of his personal experiences, thoughts, and stories he was able to collect during his life in Japan. More

Kuksando. Road Book

Authors: Kumža, Algirdas
Published on: 2018
Publisher: Alma Littera

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

Red and Green Taiwan

Authors: Zykas, Aurelijus
Published on: 2018
Publisher: Aukso Pieva

“Red and Green Taiwan” is yet another carefully crafted and endearing travel book after “The Colors and Flavors of Japan”, both written by Aurelijus Zykas. The first thing that catches the reader’s eye is the book cover – a picture of a stunningly beautiful Taiwanese temple. The first few pages greets the reader with breathtaking picturesque visuals of the local nature, accompanied by a few quotes from Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi whose ideas and thoughts can be found scattered throughout the book in an intermezzo style in-between the author’s journey through Taiwan. More

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

Authors: Zykas, Aurelijus
Published on: 2017
Publisher: Vitae litera

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

Traditional Aesthetics and Art Theory of East Asia

Authors: Andrijauskas, Antanas
Published on: 2017
Publisher: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas

The author’s Antanas Andrijauskas 40 years long career is very colorful and diverse. A philosopher, civilization theoretician, specialist of cultures and arts, has written hundreds of scientific papers on Lithuanian, Israeli and East Asian cultures. However, in his works, professor mostly focuses on the latter. In trilogy’s ’’History of Aesthetics and Art Philosophy Ideas: East – West’’ second book ’’Traditional Aesthetics and Art Theory of East Asia’’, author overviews China’s and Japan’s traditional art development and analyzes its aesthetical features. More

Spaces of Imagination: Traditional Chinese Aesthetics and Art

Authors: Andrijauskas, Antanas
Published on: 2016
Publisher: Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas

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

The Clash Between Chine, India and Russia in Eurasia’s Civilizational Spaces

Authors: Andrijauskas, Konstantinas
Published on: 2016
Publisher: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla

In this book there is complexly described about three Eurasian greatest countries – China’s, India’s and Russia’s – regional level in foreign and inside policy. This book let’s us talk about a geopolitically exclusive strategic triangle which has influence in a two-way mutual relationship and global policy. The order of these three greatest Eurasia’s countries is not random, because China, India and Russia during the researching period of time (In the past sixteen years of 21st More

Ryto rasos sodas (Garden of Morning Dew)

Authors: Ptakauskas, Kęstutis
Published on: 2016
Publisher: Aukso Pieva

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

History of Japan

Authors: Švambarytė, Dalia
Published on: 2016
Publisher: Vilnius University

\”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.

Mamahuhu. Six years in China

Authors: Aukštakalnytė-Hansen, Eglė
Published on: 2015
Publisher: Tyto alba

The book “Mama Afrika”  writer Eglė Aukštakalnytė-Hansen  that had to move form Kenia to Sanhay, so she could wrote a book “Mamahuhu, Šešeri metai Kinijoje”, where she told her experience.  The author Eglė Aukštakalnytė-Hansen tries to show the boundless (so much geographycal area, so much cultural meaning) China as a huge colage, that every detail is distinctive, immpresive and worth attention.

At first the reader is suprised and intreaged by the book title „Mamahuhu“. This lingvistic crossword meaning is expalined by the author in the book, but the reader can interpret it on their own way.   Also there is many photographs, that are captured by the author from various China regions. Photos and signatures helps you understand what kind of different country it is on people, environment and traditions point of view. More

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU
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