Oriental Languages and Civilizations

Oriental Languages and Civilizations

Teresa Miążek discusses the critical attitude of Hindi writer, Ajñeya, towards the Western civilisations. ... Agnieszka Pałka-Lasek outlines the problems of language contacts between Arabic and French in Morocco.

Author: Barbara Michalak-Pikulska

Publisher: Wydawnictwo UJ

ISBN: 9788323371274

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

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The volume consists of six parts devoted to literature, languages, history, culture, science, religions and philosophy of the Eastern World. Its aim is to portray the present-day state of oriental studies, which are here understood predominantly as philologies of Asia and Africa, but also as a field of study including other, adjacent disciplines of the humanities, not neglecting the history of oriental research. The book’s multidisciplinary content reflects the multi- and often interdisciplinary nature of oriental studies today. Part 1 (Literature) offers new insights into belles-lettres written in Arabic, Hindi, Turkish, Urdu, Persian and Japanese. Part 2 (Linguistics) contains studies on Sanskrit texts (in a stylometric approach), Japanese nominals, Japanese poetry as a linguistic source, Arabic translations of the Bible, Arabic dialect of Morocco, Arabic culinary terms of Persian origin and Turkish vocabulary of the language reform era. Part 3 (History) investigates Napoleon’s campaign in the Middle East, Middle Eastern-Russian relations in the 18th century, the history of Seljuk Empire and the works of a Moroccan historian, Ǧaʿfar Ibn Aḥmad an-Nāṣīrī as-Salawī. Part 4 (Historyof Oriental Studies) deals with the history of oriental studies in Kraków and with the problems of a critical edition of the Quran. Part 5 (Culture and Science) examines the artistic achievements of Egyptian moviemaker Yūsuf Šahīn and possible influence of the Muslim science on medieval Polish scholars. Part 6 (Religion and Philosophy) explores some philosophical concepts of the Confucian ethics and the contribution of Karīma Bint Aḥmad Al-Marwaziyya to preservation and transmission of some religious traditions of Islam.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Inside the World s Major East Asian Collections

Inside the World s Major East Asian Collections

It opened in 2011, sharing the same building as the renovated Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO, or National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations).4 In France, library curators tend to be ...

Author: Patrick Lo

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081021460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

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Inside the World’s Major East Asian Collections examines the rise of the “LAM,” an acronym that stands for libraries, archives and museums. In doing so, this book profiles leading experts—librarians, archivists and museum curators—who specialise in East Asian collections from across the world. In examining the dynamically shifting role of the cultural institution in the context of managing information and collections, this book provides important themes offered by these cultural experts in understanding the necessary professional skills, knowledge and personalities that are required for working in such environments of varying size, scope and composition in LAMs. As galleries, LAMs manage preservation and access of history and culture, and their missions and goals as cultural institutions continue to converge. As collecting institutions, LAMs share the common mandate to preserve and make accessible primary resources valuable for researchers and professionals, as well as the public. LAMs are mostly publicly funded, publicly accountable institutions collecting cultural heritage materials. Another aim of this book is to enhance the visibility and recognise the efforts of the LAM professionals as cultural institution leaders, since much of their great contributions in the respective fields to preserving our cultural and documentary heritages have gone unnoticed outside their parent institutions. Examines the roles and goals of cultural institutions Brings collections to life through interviews with LAM experts Presents LAMs with a focus on East Asia Serves as a platform for LAM professionals to share and exchange experiences and insights
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research

Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research

Introduction As a student in the Department of Oriental Languages and Civilisation at the University of Venice in the early 2000s, I became familiar with one of the world's most ancient civilisations by studying its main traditional ...

Author: Robert Gibb

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788925938

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Learning and Using Languages in Ethnographic Research breaks the silence that still surrounds learning a language for ethnographic research and in the process demystifies some of the multilingual aspects of contemporary ethnographic work. It does this by offering a set of engaging and accessible accounts of language learning and use written by ethnographers who are at different stages of their academic career. A key theme is how researchers’ experiences of learning and using other languages in fieldwork contexts relate to wider structures of power, hierarchy and inequality. The volume aims to promote a wider debate among researchers about how they themselves learn and use different languages in their work, and to help future fieldworkers make more informed choices when carrying out ethnographic research using other languages.
Categories: Reference

Classical Civilisations of South East Asia

Classical Civilisations of South East Asia

School of Oriental and African Studies. its staff numbered 26 South East Asianists – specialists in the Malay , Burmese , Shan , Chin , Khasi , Kachin and Thai fields and in languages of Oceania - among them such famous scholars as the ...

Author: V. I. Braginskiĭ

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700714103

Category: History

Page: 524

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This collection provides a diverse picture of the classical civilizations of Southeast asia, with a particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and the arts.
Categories: History

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Catherine Despeux is a Professor at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales, INALCO), Paris. Thomas DuBois is a scholar of Chinese history and religion, ...

Author: TJ Hinrichs

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674047372

Category: History

Page: 464

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This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.
Categories: History

Oriental Studies in Britain

Oriental Studies in Britain

... of distinguished Oriental scholars , dating back to the Middle Ages , and has a particularly fine record of linguistic and cultural studies related to the Indian subcontinent and to East Asian , Islamic and Jewish civilisations .

Author: Great Britain. Central Office of Information. Reference Division


ISBN: UIUC:30112074815280

Category: Asia

Page: 25

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Categories: Asia

British Qualifications

British Qualifications

the BA , students begin a three - year course at the Depart- Oriental Studies Combined – ( Dutch ) • Oriental Studies ment of ... ( Geological Sciences ) Natural Sciences - Oriental StudiesOriental Studies – ( Early Civilisations ) .

Author: Kogan Page

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749444835

Category: Education

Page: 1002

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The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this practical guide provides thorough information on all developments in these areas in the UK. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. British Qualifications is a unique resource for human resource managers and university admissions officers to verify the qualifications of potential employees and students.
Categories: Education

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

... South Asian Languages and Civilizations (emeritus), University of Chicago †James Naughton, Czech and Slovak, University of Oxford Virgil P. Nemoianu, English and Philosophy, Catholic University of America Jan Krogh Nielsen, Danish, ...

Author: Roland Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400880638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

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An authoritative and comprehensive guide to poetry throughout the world The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries—drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics—provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the history and practice of poetry in more than 100 major regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions around the globe. With more than 165 entries, the book combines broad overviews and focused accounts to give extensive coverage of poetic traditions throughout the world. For students, teachers, researchers, poets, and other readers, it supplies a one-of-a-kind resource, offering in-depth treatment of Indo-European poetries (all the major Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages, and others); ancient Middle Eastern poetries (Hebrew, Persian, Sumerian, and Assyro-Babylonian); subcontinental Indian poetries (Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu, and more); Asian and Pacific poetries (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Thai, and Tibetan); Spanish American poetries (those of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and many other Latin American countries); indigenous American poetries (Guaraní, Inuit, and Navajo); and African poetries (those of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, and other countries, and including African languages, English, French, and Portuguese). Complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding poetry in an international context. Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Provides more than 165 authoritative entries on poetry in more than 100 regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions throughout the world Features extensive coverage of non-Western poetic traditions Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a general index
Categories: Literary Criticism



Moreover, I have the feeling that one should not try to assess a culture without knowing its language; so much of its character is connected with its actual use of words; and unfortunately I do not know any oriental languages.

Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473616721

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Kenneth Clark's sweeping narrative looks at how Western Europe evolved in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire, to produce the ideas, books, buildings, works of art and great individuals that make up our civilisation. The author takes us from Iona in the ninth century to France in the twelfth, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland and America. Against these historical backgrounds he sketches an extraordinary cast of characters -- the men and women who gave new energy to civilisation and expanded our understanding of the world and of ourselves. He also highlights the works of genius they produced -- in architecture, sculpture and painting, in philosophy, poetry and music, and in science and engineering, from Raphael's School of Athens to the bridges of Brunel.
Categories: Art

Innovation in Chinese Medicine

Innovation in Chinese Medicine

DONALD HARPER Is Professor at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilisations , University of Chicago . He is editor of the journal Early China and author of Early Chinese Medical Literature : the Mawangdui Medical Manuscripts ...

Author: Elisabeth Hsu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521800684

Category: History

Page: 426

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In the West ideas about Chinese medicine are commonly associated with traditional therapies and ancient practices which have survived, unchanging, since time immemorial. Originally published in 2001, this volume, edited by Elizabeth Hsu, demonstrates that this is far from the reality. In a series of pioneering case-studies, twelve contributors, from a range of disciplines, explore the history of Chinese medicine and the transformations that have taken place from the fourth century BC onwards. Topics of discussion cover diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, pharmacotherapy, the creation of new genres of medical writing and schools of doctrine. This interdisciplinary volume will be of value to anyone with an interest in the various aspects of Chinese medicine.
Categories: History