"Asia and Africa today"
- is a scientificl monthly journal (in Russian)
of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Included in Russian Science Citation Index on
WoS platform, and EBSCO Publishing.
ISSN 0321-5075
Published since July 1957.

 

 "Asia and Africa today" № 10 2011

 

Azia&Afrika 10 2011 s 

 

 Top Problem

RUSSIA-CHINA: DYNAMIC OF RELATIONS

RUSSIA-CHINA: GLOBALIZATION AND PROS- PECTS OF PARTNERSHIP by Yu.V.Chudodejev, PhD (History)
Keywords: Russia, China, partnership, foreign trade, globalization
The article deals with the problems and prospects of socio-economic development of Russia and China in the era of globalization. Despite differences in political structures and economic models of the two countries, both countries are striving to upgrade their economies. On the one hand they borrow the scientific and technological achievements of economically developed countries, on the other - they are doing their best to create their own unique designs.
An important point in the process of involvement of Russia and China into the globalizing world is their desire to preserve their own cultural and national identity.

FROM COINCIDENCE OF POSITIONS TO PRIORITY PARTNERSHIP by N.A.Ashirova
Keywords: Russia, China, partnership, new world order
The paper presents an analysis of Sino-Russian bilateral relations over the last 20 years. The author points to the evolution of the positions of both Moscow and Beijing. At the beginning of the 1990s they both approached each other with caution. Today they are developing a full-fledged strategic partnership and coordination of their policy on the international scene. However their partnership is not an easy one because each country is doing her best to protect its national interests.

 

 Academic Life

THE XII CONFERENCE OF AFRICANISTS:«AFRICA IN THE EPOCH OF CHANGING OF WORLD PARADIGM» by N.A.Zherlitsyna, PhD (History)
In May 2011 the XII-th conference of Africanists has been hold at the Institute of African Studies. Its subject was «Africa in the epoch of changing of world paradigm».
Our magazine is publishing a report of that event, which has brought together experts in various fields of the humanities - from economists and political scientists to anthropologists and ecologists. Participants have presented the results of their latest researches and made a series of projections of future development of the Black Continent.

 

 Policy, Economy

REVOLT IN THE ARABIAN WORLD: CROPS AND SHOOTS

EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION by Ashraf al-Sabbagh(Egypt)
Keywords: Egypt, Arab spring
It is difficult to speak about the Egyptian revolution which took place January 25 of 2011 without mentioning the revolution in Tunisia. The magazine publishes an article by A. Al-Sabah, who was in Tunisia and Egypt in the period of revolutions over there as a political observer and reporter of the Russian Arabic-speaking television channel “Russia al-Yaum”.

INNOVATION POLICY: BRICS, SOUTH AFRICA AND RUSSIA by V.S.Grishenko, D.A.Sineschekova, A.D.Filippova, L.L.Fituni, E.S.Chmeleva
Keywords: the Republic of South Africa, BRICS, Russia, innovation
The article is devoted to the realities of the innovation policy of South Africa, the state which has joined the BRIC group in the spring of 2011. Like Russia, South Africa has largely inherited great scientific potential together with their own «pre-reform era». Just as we do, its economy dependent on world commodity prices. There are many other parallels, making South African experience interesting for our country.
All members of the BRICS, demonstrate a wide range of approaches to innovation. Innovative strategies have different starting points, allocated resources, and choice of priorities, timing, expectations, and the degree of public support.

EAST ASIA: THE SEARCH FOR THE INTEGRATION by E.Ya.Arapova
Keywords: Asia, ASEAN, East Asian Summit, integration, free trade zone
The author presents an analysis of the peculiarities of regionalization in East Asia as well as of the development of economic integration and cooperation. The author examines the prospects of forming a single integration area in the region. E.Arapova discusses the main directions of cooperation between the countries within the framework of ASEAN +3 and East Asia Summit, paying a special attention to the agreements reached at the summit hold in Hanoi in October 2010.

HOW TO CONTROL CHINESE PERSONNEL by P.V.Kulneva
Keywords: Japan, China, globalization, foreign direct investments, human resource management
Due to globalization large international companies increasingly locate their production in different countries. Thus they are supposed to adapt to different economic, social and cultural conditions of those countries. The conflict between the delocalization, which the companies are forced to resort to in the context of globalization, on the one hand and the need to operate in specific local circumstances - on the other, has given birth to a new term to describe this phenomenon - glocalization. Glocalization means that in today’s global economy, companies must think globally but act locally. The article dwells upon the nuances of global management training, especially training of Japanese managerial staff for working in the Chinese branches.

ETHNIC SEPARATISM IN THE NORTH-EAST INDIA: OLD PROBLEMS IN THE NEW CENTURY by K.A.Likhachev (St. Petersburg)
Keywords: India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, ethnic separatism, Islamic extremism, terrorism
In the XXI c. the problems of extremism and separatism in India are still acute. A group of seven states in Northeast India has become a traditional hotbed of instability. Assam, Manipur and Nagaland as the most troubled states in the past decade.
The author concludes that it is a failure to resolve various conflicts, contradictions between local ethnic groups, economic problems and weak monitoring of borders with neighboring countries which leads to increased terrorist activity and preservation of separatist groups in the region.

 

 Russian Diaspora

RUSSIANS IN CHINA by Yu.I.Gutin
Keywords: China, Russian diaspora, minority
Over the last decades dozens of scientific and analytical work on Russian emigration and its descendants now living in different countries have been published. However, there is almost no publication on such an interesting and unique phenomenon as a contemporary Russian Diaspora in China.
Our magazine attempted to fill this gap. In this issue we are publishing an article, the author of which draws attention to the fact that both Chinese scientific journals and the media in general are paying great attention to the Russian citizens of China. They are officially recognized as one of 55 national minorities, and their lives, custozms, and religion, socio-political and cultural activity are well covered.

 

 Traditions, Customs, Morals

A VISIT TO CHINESE FAMILY by T.S.Sharova
Keywords: China, traditional family values, education
It is widely known that to get a clear view of the Chinese traditions and culture one should have a chance to visit a Chinese family At the invitation of his Chinese friend the author has been invited to the home of his parents. The author shares her impressions of this trip.

PAST AND PRESENT IN TRADITIONAL ART OF TUNISIAN TUAREGS by M.V.Nikolaeva, PhD (Philology)
Keywords: Tunisia, Tuaregs, carpets
Many symbols of the past and a special vision of modernity embodied in the traditional arts of North Africa, in particular - in the art of carpet weaving of modern Tuaregs living in Tunisia.
The author notes that the Tunisian masters, acquainted with the various Western trends in art and drawing inspiration from the deep roots of national traditions create really original works. One of the most important elements of such traditions is weaving of carpets and rugs.

 

 Culture, Literature, Art

AFGHAN WRITERS IN THE WORLD LITERATURE by A.S.Gerasimova, PhD (Philology), part 2, part 1 in “Asia and Africa today”, 2011, № 9
Keywords: Afghanistan, Afghan emigre writers
At the turn of the XX century and in the first decade of the twenty-first century literature in Afghanistan has made a breakthrough in its development, forming large narrative form - the novel, allowing fully and clearly reflect life of the nation in all its diversity.
Novels by Afghan writers in foreign languages greatly expanded the readership of this literature by introducing many people to the national life and culture of the people of Afghanistan.

MALAYSIAN NATIONAL WRITER ANVAR RIDWAN by V.A.Pogadaev, PhD (History)
Keywords: Malaysia literature
For the first time the story of prominent Malaysian writer Ridwan A. “After the war”, translated by V.Pogadaeva is being published in Russian.

AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE BY MUHAMMAD AL-MUVAYLIHI by V.N.Kirpichenko, Dr.Sc. (Philology)
Keywords: Egypt, literature
Our magazine is publishing a chapters of the novel “The period of time, or the story told by Isa ibn Hisham”, written by a well known Egyptian writer Muhammad al- Muvaylihi.

 

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