Aesthetics of Existence

ExistenceWhen Nietzsche said that man was something that should be overcome, he was just speaking about the concept of Foucault’s care, that is, to take care of himself, to reach the superman, who must overcome the human weakness, and instead reinforce a powerful force of his intellect, power, physical and spiritual abilities. Continue reading

Developing Libraries in Tibet

tibetOn July 1, 2006 the Qinghai-Tibet Sky Train made its inaugural run from inland China to the Tibet Autonomous Region. The Chinese government heralded the Sky Train as a marvel of modern engineering. However, in Tibet there were mixed reactions.

Some believe the train will help develop Tibet’s economy by improving access to goods Continue reading

Art (musical) Interpretation as a cultural phenomenon

ArtmusicToday the comprehension of the ontology of a work of art is of a great concern to artists, in particular, the problem of reading or interpretation. In this context the definition of “interpretation” becomes relevant for consideration in the context of various cultural studies.

We studied modern approaches to the notion of “culture” to study artistic musical Continue reading

Kim Jong Il’s “Animation Revolution”

animationKimThe history of North Korean animation goes back to early post-Korean war (1950-1953) years. Since the mid-1950s animated feature production has not only increased, but also significantly changed its style and content and even evolved into a lucrative international enterprise, which is not unimportant for the country faced with economic hardships for more than a decade now.

Producing roughly 20-plus animated feature films every year beginning in 1985 when it was founded, North Korea’s April 26 Children’s Film Production House is probably the world’s largest studio with a staff of more than 1,500. It was about the same time that the state-run Continue reading

Li Tao (1115-1184) Historiography – A Relational Government Based on the Delegation of authority

Li TaoChina is famous for keeping compiling historical works without interruption for more than two thousand years. Why did historical knowledge matter? What was its function?

With the understanding that the answers may have changed with time, this paper takes Li Tao, a literatus in the early Southern Song (1127- 1276), as an example to examine the nature of historical knowledge in the second half of 12th century, and how it inherited the legacy of the historical study of the previous dynasty (Northern Song, 960-1126) and Continue reading

Oceania Centre: New way in Art

oceanThe appreciation of contemporary Pacific arts requires an approach as unique as the images and expressions emerging and intriguing the local and international art world. The Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture in Suva, Fiji is producing contemporary art that moves globally but is rooted in the customs and cultures of Oceania; thus I will propose a unique Continue reading

The purity of intentions: Science, Art & Ethics

Art and EthicsScience, Art and Ethics are three whales that support the integrity of the contemporary world, which is characterized by the expansion of the reality, by the expansion of consciousness and the expansion of the semantic boundaries of reality. Perhaps during the late Middle Ages, Science was inextricably linked with Art (alchemy books, for example). Continue reading

Problem of moral assessment in Artistic Sphere

likeThe first problem of artistic sphere as an object of study is ambivalence of behavior and, representation of its participants: on the one hand, world of art is different because of subtlety and vulnerability of artists, and on the other hand – it is well thought out business. Continue reading

A woman in Russia: transformation of standards, values and ideals

RussiaWomanRevolutionary events of 1917 left no sphere of life in Russia unaffected and played a crucial role in altering the status of a woman in a newborn state. Gender standards existed in Russian imperialistic society became irrelevant what lead to an establishment of a new value system. After the revolution, men and women were equated in civil rights by law.

Even though the new rules were not always abided in practice, they definitely led to significant changes in societal attitudes towards women. From this moment on, they would be perceived as fully-fledged builders of communism. Continue reading

Bildung der ästhetischen Prinzipien der ukrainischen Volkspädagogik

art-gallDas achtungsvolle Verhältnis zu der Erde beweisen die alte Sprichwörter “Sin auf dem Boden – sie ist unsere Mutter”, “Erde bietet und es nimmt alles unsere Mutter Erde, alle Feeds und Liebkosungen “,” Wer auf der Erde sitzt er nicht herunterfällt.” Erde schwor das Land auf Wunden Erde angelegt, wie Wächter, nahm auf der Straße. Bei einem Treffen mit den älteren Kindern musste Bogen Hand und den Boden berühren, was bedeutete, dass Wohlstand Continue reading