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“Transcultural communication in Asia” is an international research and publication project undertaken by the school of Oriental studies, together with a number of leading Russian and foreign academic centres. The project main partner is the University of Cambridge, Unit “Mongolia and Inner Asia”.
The project is a priority part of the scholarly panorama of the School of Oriental studies.
The project aims at: study of cultural and textual relations of China, the Middle East and Inner Asia, as reflected in Syriac, Uighur, Chinese and Tangut texts.
An important feature of this study is a strong emphasis on the forms of historical, cultural and religious context of relationships and contacts of peoples and cultures of Central Asia and the great Steppe.
The study is conducted by means of merging together a number of case-studies and large civilizational essays, which would create a theoretical frame for the project.
There are three areas of research: cultural mapping, description of monuments in their cultural context, analysis of the evolution of religious and philosophical concepts within these texts.
The project is open to all researchers who will express readiness and will to work with Oriental texts.
The participation of students and graduate students is strongly encouraged. Participation in such a project can be a wonderful start of a scientific career in Oriental studies and will work under the guidance of leading specialists in this field. The project is open to students from any University, both Russian and foreign. Students conduct primary analysis of texts, exploring the historical context of some concepts and theories
The project has an important educational component: compiling readers for students, studying the region.
Project Director, Associate Professor, Head of the Middle East section of the School of Oriental firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Secretary of the project: AlinaKhokhlova (email@example.com )