Acta Orientalia Vilnensia

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ISSN / EISSN : 24246026 / 24246026
Current Publisher: Vilnius University Press (10.15388)
Total articles ≅ 89

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Szilvia Kovács
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 13, pp 45-59; doi:10.15388/aov.2016.13.10637

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Csaba Göncöl
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 13, pp 35-43; doi:10.15388/aov.2016.13.10636

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Kutluay Erk
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 13, pp 11-33; doi:10.15388/aov.2016.13.10635

In this article the semantic field of the Armeno-Kipchak word arï/ari “holy, sacred” is examined on the basis of Töre Bitigi (Wrocław version), which is an Armeno-Kipchak version of the Old Armenian law code Datastanagirk’. This magistrative-juridical text was based in a large part on ecclesiastical prescriptions. Accordingly it is possible to see a group of religious terms in the text and the word of arï/ari is one of them. This significant term shows parallelism with other historical Turkic texts, which have been translated from the Holy Book.Daγï da ne üčün emdi klädik yazmaga törälärni, ya ne säbäptän teprändi esimiz bu iškä [...] bu vaχtlarda erinčekliktän üvrämägä klämäslär Eski u Yäŋï Törälärni ne markarẹlardan, ne Awedarandan, ki bolgaylar edi ari bitiklerniŋ küčündän bilmägä könü töräni. Anïŋ üčün klädik bu Törä bitiki bilä oyatmaga alarnï, nečik kimsäni yuχudan.Töre Bitigi/Ekinči, ne üčün yazdïq ya kimniŋ pričinasïndan 5r/160r
Zsuzsanna Olach
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 13, pp 61-78; doi:10.15388/aov.2016.13.10638

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Fabio Belafatti
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 13, pp 7-10; doi:10.15388/aov.2016.13.10634

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Riikka Tuori
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 13, pp 79-98; doi:10.15388/aov.2016.13.10639

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Anugyan Nag, Spandan Bhattacharya
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 12, pp 13-30; doi:10.15388/aov.2011.1.3935

Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityThe 1980–90s was a turbulent period for the Bengali cinema, the events being triggered by a series of industrial problems, the anxiety of a new film public and the pressing necessity for newer forms of articulation. During this time, Bengali popular cinema responded with newer genres of narratives (elaborated later) that emerged from dissimilar aesthetic positions and different social perspectives. But it is unfortunate that instead of engaging with this diverse range of film making practices, the journalistic and academic discourses on the 1980–90s Bengali cinema present only the ‘crisis-ridden’ scenarios of the Bengali film industry―suffering from multiple problems. Interestingly, this marginalized and unacknowledged cinema of the 1980–90s almost became synonymous to the concept of the ‘B-grade’ cinema, although it is not similar in formation, circulation and reception like the other established B-circuit or B-grade cinemas across the world. This paper aims to criticize this simpler ‘crisis narrative’ scenario by looking at the categories of class and audience and questioning the relevance of issues related to the popularity of these films. In brief, our article aims to problematize the notion of what is ‘B-grade’ cinema in the context of the Bengali cinema of the 1980–90s and by referring to this film culture, it tries to open up some other possibilities to which this notion can refer.
Guy Podoler, Pauline C. Lee
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 12, pp 139-147; doi:10.15388/aov.2011.0.1091

Guy Podoler. Monuments, Memory, and Identity: Constructing the Colonial Past in South Korea, Welten Ostasiens. Worlds of East Asia. Mondes de l‘Extrême- Orient 18, Bern: Peter Lang AG, 2011, 272 pp., num. ill. ISBN 978-3-0343-0660-7 (hardbound), € 52.80 Pauline C. Lee. Li Zhi 李贽, Confucianism and the Virtue of Desire, SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture, Albany: SUNY Press, 2012, pp. 202. ISBN 978-1-4384-3927-3 (hardcover), $75.00
Hiroko Okuda
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 12, pp 11-28; doi:10.15388/aov.2011.0.1094

Nanzan UniversityThis study examines the way in which Tokyo has exploited the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a symbolic means of inducing post-war Japanese collective identity. To consider an effort on Tokyo’s part to integrate A-bomb memories into the country’s victim consciousness rather than to overcome the past, the study compares the A-bombed cities written with different Japanese forms, the peace parks, and the peace memorials. It also analyses the news coverage by two national daily papers on the A-bomb memorial days. By doing so, the study shows how the nation has been guided in its memory by the government.
Jinseok Seo
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Volume 12, pp 79-104; doi:10.15388/aov.2011.0.1098

Vytautas Magnus UniversityKorea, with insufficient natural resources and a limited consumer market, began to take notice of the cultural content industry in the 21st century. This means that the cultivation of this industry has not taken place for a long time compared to Japan, the USA or Hong Kong. Yet Korea has obtained an astonishing outcome in a short time. The popular culture of South Korea, with the appellation of hallyu, boasted of an enormous strength initially in the Asian market and subsequently stretched to markets in other countries, too. Seeing that Korean cultural archetypes do not play a successful role in the cultural content business of Korea in general, the position of shamanism is truly trivial among the others. I would like to analyse and discuss the meaning, function and potential of Korean shamanism in the field of the Korean cultural content industry.
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