Monthly Archives: March 2019
“Rest in China”, “goods from China”, “power of China” – the use of such phrases instead of the official name of the people’s Republic of China or China in the Russian-language media and Runet is found everywhere.
What the word “celestial Empire” means in this context is a mystery that we will try to solve here.
We should start with the peculiarities of Chinese perception of the external world and their understanding of their role and place in this world. Continue reading
The question itself is a provocative myth, since there are Muslims in Japan. Islam is practiced by both people who came to work from Asian countries (Pakistanis, Iranians, Indonesians), and native Japanese. There are only a few thousand Japanese Muslims, but they are United in the Federation of Muslims of Japan.
Every year, several Muslims from Japan make a pilgrimage to Mecca (Saudi Arabia). There are 30 mosques in Japan. the oldest one, in Kobo, was built in 1935 by Muslims from the Russian “white emigration”, mostly Tatars. Continue reading