Features of the material culture of Koreans vividly reflect the ethnic history of the Korean people, in particular the history of its interaction with neighboring peoples of Eastern Asia, primarily the Chinese. A number of features of the material culture of Koreans on the origin associated with tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, bring them together with other far Eastern peoples: many aspects of agriculture, particularly rice cultivation, alternating possibility gardening, types of agricultural implements, such as plough and cattle (no milk), poultry and pigs of southern origin, dog meat as food, clothing swing type sweater or Bathrobe and more. All this indicates, undoubtedly, a significant part in the formation of Korean ethnic groups of southern origin, originally associated with the extreme South of China, Indochina and Indonesia. It is possible that the language of these “southern” group were Indonesians, related to certain groups of ancient Yue, who, according to Chinese historians, the Zhou time was reached in the North of modern Shan-Tung. It should also be borne in mind that “southern” elements in the culture of people in Ireland could be considerably strengthened by immigrants from the aforementioned Yin of China, the culture Continue reading
1. A brief historical background
2. The Japanese tradition
3. Kinds of culture and art of Japan
4. Cultural attractions of Japan
Japanese culture is a unique phenomenon not only in the context of global culture, but also in some other Eastern cultures. It has continually evolved since X – XI centuries. C XVII until mid XIX century, Japan was practically closed to foreigners (only communication was maintained with the Netherlands and China). In this period of isolation Japan experienced creative development of national identity. And when after several centuries before the world finally revealed the rich traditional culture of Japan, she had a strong influence on the subsequent development of European painting, theatre and literature.
1. A brief historical background
First, I’d like to tell you a bit about Japanese history, because I think that history and culture are closely connected with each other, and that in many ways, the story defines the culture of the country. So, the Japanese archipelago took present form 10,000 years ago. Next 8 000 years lasted Jomon era, when we lived a primitive hunter-gatherers. He eventually Continue reading
Central Asia will explode after the death of Karimov
Candidate of historical Sciences, expert in Turkic Philology, political consultant Askar Kurmangaliyev about the difficult times for the Asian republics of the CIS.
In modern Central Asia there are three interesting problems. First – political. All Asian Republic, but one steadily followed the path of authoritarianism. They ruled unchallenged leaders – “fathers”, some of which get titles like “Albany”. This complies with the Asian mentality, but it leads to concentration of power and responsibility within a clan, who together with the country is held hostage to the fate of one person.
While in Kazakhstan Nazarbayev and Karimov in Uzbekistan, it seems that everything is in order. By the way, in Uzbekistan, many citizens think that Karimov had died, and in the procession carry the stands and the festive show of his twin. This fact well illustrates the importance of leader figures for people’s psychology. This figure eventually acquires superstition.
The only country that pretends to a democratic path of development in the region – this revolutionary Kyrgyzstan, where two presidents in their seats do not stay, and now completely limited to a parliamentary form of government. This, on the one hand, the danger for Kyrgyzstan. On the other hand, the Republic may need such independent experience in troubled times. Continue reading