Russia


Vladimir Ern and the Quest for a Universal Philosophy

Vladimir Maliavin             Эта давняя статья, опубликованная в 2000 г. и существующая только по-английски, содержит ряд важных положений, которые позволяют в новом свете оценить место христианства в современном мире и его отношение к восточным традициям. Надеюсь, что читатели, владеющие английским языком, уделят ей внимание. Со […]


Yellow Peril or Yellow Blessing?

V.V.Maliavin Yellow Peril or Yellow Blessing? Images of Eastern Asia in Russia at the Turn of the XXth Century[1]. Paper presented at the Conference “New Perspectives on East Asian Studies“, Taipei, 2012, June 1-2.  Since the latter half of the XIXth century Russia’s attitude to Eastern Asia and Far East […]


Folklore Traditions Modernized: A. Shevtsov's Academy of Self-Knowledge

V.V. Maliavin A few years ago in the abandoned summer camp for schoolchildren not far from the city of Ivanovo in Central Russia a man named Alexander Shevtsov, an ethnographer and psychologist by training, established what he calls “The Sanctuary of Folk life” (Заповедник народного быта). Usually the Russian word […]


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Beyond the Yellow Peril: Thoughts on Russian-Chinese Encounter

V.V. Maliavin Tamkang University Taiwan   Beyond the Yellow Peril: Thoughts on Russian-Chinese Encounter   At present the relation of Russian society and its intellectual circles towards China is highly ambivalent. On the one hand, one can observe in Russia a strong interest to the culture of her great Eastern […]


Europe and Russia: cooperation, confrontation or synergy ?

Vladimir V. Maliavin, Tamkang University   Europe and Russia: cooperation, confrontation or synergy ?   A series of recent events , most notably the disputes over the transportation of Russia’s natural gas to Europe and the war in Georgia in August 2008 has abruptly terminated the period of apparently mutually […]


Politics in Contemporary Russia: The Search for Identity The Nature of Russian Political Tradition

Vladimir Maliavin, Institute of Slavic Studies, Tamkang University   Politics in Contemporary Russia: The Search for Identity  The Nature of Russian Political Tradition The  collapse  of  the  USSR  has  created  a  necessity for  the  shaping  of  the  new national identity in Russia. This necessity has become even more urgent because […]