For all, who are interested in the Orient

Восточная коллекция № 2, 2001 (5) Russian cartographer of the 18th century and Chinese Emperor of the 19th century, an artist from Kazan and Korean newly wed couples, King Solomon and thinker Jiddu Krishnamurthi - such is the partial list of people whi "inhabit" this issue. As usual the editors present scarcely known or completely unknown pages of Oriental history and culture. 160 pages of the magazine comprise a scholar's thoughts abour dewesternisation in Asia and Africa, review of new books on all things Oriental, images of several pages from the handwritten atlas of Siberia, Jewish cuisine, unexpected comparison of Bible and mithology of Kojiki, works of Turkish poets, study of sacral meaning of spices in Oriental cuisines, and many other materials.

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