Dr. Feyza Görez viešos paskaitos [2018-04-18]

Feyza nuotr. intMaloniai kviečiame į dr. Feyza Görez viešas paskaitas Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų centre

2018 m. balandžio 30 d. 17.00 val.

Chinese and Other Civilizations Practices of Castration

Eunuchism is an interesting phenomenon, which could be observed in almost every culture throughout the ages, in different forms and function. The practice was observed in many different cultures with different methods, and for different reasons. In old times, they were influential in private lives, bureaucracy, religious orders, politics, judiciary system, art, and other various parts of social life. Eunuchs still exist and even today, they are officially considered as the third gender in various countries. It will be covered, in this presentation, the physical and characteristic traits and the tragic lives of eunuchs, who can’t be ignored due to their numbers and the roles they played in society, and were sometimes humiliated, in other times feared or respected. It will also cover the castration methods in China, India, Europe, Russia and Ottoman Turkey, from antiquity to the 18th century which were performed on them, and how those methods evolved in time.

2018 m. gegužės 2 d. 17.00 val.

Chinese Pirate Zheng Shi and Her Extraordinary Life Story

The Presentation will discuss illegal maritime activities in the Canton region during the Qing Dynasty and the extraordinary life of Zheng Shi, the only female pirate of Asian history. Chinese piracy, whose origins go back to Annam, which lies within the borders of Vietnam today, had been continuing since the ancient times in the South Sea of the Canton area. While the pirates had appeared and disappeared since the era of Qianlong, the successful Qing emperor, they had never been as powerful as they were during the era of Jiaqing. It was never easy to knock down the Red Flag Fleet, led by Zheng Shi who was terrorizing the sea and the coast, at that time. Joining as the captive of a pirate and rapidly adapting to this life, Zheng Shi took the control of the fleet upon the death of her husband and ruled the whole South China Sea for ten years via the Sea Acts she enacted. Considering several platforms whereon the woman actually existed in a patriarchal society, woman involvement in such a male-dominated act as piracy, wherein even their presence on the sea was regarded as misfortune will be discussed within the historical framework.

Paskaitos vyks Vilniaus universiteto Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų institute, J. Kovalevskio aud.

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Studentas vienai dienai [2018-04-16]

Studentas vienai dienai 18 int2018 m. balandžio 23–27 dienomis Vilniaus universiteto Filosofijos fakultetas siūlo 30+ atvirų „Studentas vienai dienai“ paskaitų.

Kodėl verta dalyvauti atvirose „Studento vienai dienai“ paskaitose? 

Galėsite išgirsti dėstytojų – geriausių savo sričių specialistų Lietuvoje – jus dominančios srities paskaitas;

Jums bus lengviau apsispręsti renkantis studijas;

Pamatysite aplinką, kurioje (įstoję) praleisite 4 kupinus atradimų, visaip šaunius ir nepamirštamus studijų metus; praplėsite turimas žinias ir kt.


Moksleivius, besidominčius Artimųjų Rytų ir Azijos studijomis, kviečiame į paskaitas Vilniaus universiteto Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų institute:

2018 m. balandžio 24 d. 13.00–14.30 val. Artimųjų Rytų kultūros bruožai, lekt. Maritana Larbi, 112 aud.
2018 m. balandžio 24 d. 15.00–16.30 val. Azijos kinas (anglų kalba), dr. Deimantas Valančiūnas, J. Kovalevskio aud.
2018 m. balandžio 24 d. 15.00–16.30 val. Arabų kalba, lekt. Maritana Larbi, Kinų kalbos kab.
2018 m. balandžio 25 d. 17.00–18.30 val. Etnoreliginė Artimųjų Rytų geografija, lekt. Šarūnas Rinkevičius, Kinų k. kab.
2018 m. balandžio 27 d. 11.00–12.30 val. Japonijos kultūra, doc. dr. Dalia Švambarytė, Japonų aud.

Rinkitės jus dominančias paskaitas, registruokitės ir nurodytu laiku atvykite į VU Filosofijos fakultetą (Universiteto g. 9, Vilnius). Paskaitų trukmė – 90 minučių.

VU FsF „Studentas vienai dienai“ visų paskaitų tvarkaraštis (jame rasite aktyvias nuorodas į registraciją).

„Studentas vienai dienai“ prieiga socialiniame tinkle.

Jeigu mokykla reikalauja pateisinti praleistas pamokas, kviečiame atsispausdinti šią pažymą , ją užpildyti ir paskaitos pabaigoje paprašyti dėstytojo pasirašyti (dėmesio, dėstytojai pasirašys tik užpildytas pažymas!).

Jeigu jus domina ir kitų VU padalinių siūlomos paskaitos, pateikiame nuorodą į bendrą atvirų paskaitų sąrašą, išdėstytą chronologine tvarka (su registracija): VU Studentas vienai dienai paskaitų tvarkaraštis.

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3-oji tarptautinė Baltic Alliance of Asian Studies (BAAS) konferencija [2018-04-13]

Konferencija Lat int 12018 m. balandžio 13–15 dienomis Latvijos universitete Rygoje vyksta 3-oji tarptautinė Baltic Alliance of Asian Studies (BAAS) konferencija „Dynamic Asia: Shaping the Future“.

Konferencijoje dalyvauja ir pranešimus skaito gausus būrys Vilniaus universiteto Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų instituto atstovų – prof. dr. Audrius Beinorius, dr. Vytis Silius, dr. Renatas Berniūnas, doc. dr. Vytis Čiubrinskas, dr. Kristina Garalytė, dokt. Dovilė Valaitė, lekt. Kristina Dolinina, lekt. Vilius Dranseika, lekt. Šarūnas Rinkevičius, dokt. Tadas Snuviškis, lekt. Ieva Nagytė, lekt. dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas, Kotryna Kriaučiūnaitė.

Vilniaus universiteto Azijos ir transkultūrinių studijų institutas yra vienas BAAS iniciatorių ir steigėjų, 2014 m. organizavęs pirmąją konferenciją. BAAS tikslas – vienyti Aziją tiriančius Baltijos regiono mokslininkus bei skatinti jų tyrimų matomumą Europos mastu.

Konferencijos programa  Daugiau informacijos galite rasti:


Vivek Shukla vieša paskaita [2018-04-13]

Vivek intChanging Hindi of Social Media and web based content

Languages are dynamic and they keep on changing, evolving and Hindi is no exception. The uses of social media have increased rapidly in last few years in India so had been the case with web based content.  This change had come not only on the level of content but also on the level of language. This talk is an attempt to underline those changes in the language of social media and of web based content.

Public lectures will be held on 20 of April 2018 at 17:00
at the Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University,
Hindi k. room (Universiteto Str. 5, entrance from S. Daukantas courtyard). 

 Vivek Shukla: A PhD IN Hindi translation from JNU, New Delhi. He teaches Hindi at Aarhus Universitet. Interested in social media he is working on Hindi swear words these days.

Kitos paskaitos indologams (apie vietą informuos lekt. K. Dolinina):

2018 m. balandžio 17 d. 9.00 val. paskaita „Bhakti period of Hindi Literature: an introduction“

 2018 m. balandžio 18 d. 9.00 val. paskaita „How Indians swear: an introduction“ (skirta 1 ir 3 kurso studentams)

2018 m. balandžio 18 d. 11.00 val. praktinis seminaras „Studying and translating Kabir“

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Endowed Spring 2018 Lecture Series by Prof. Smadar Lavie at Vilnius University [2018-04-10]

Smadar 2879 1aTransnationalism, Citizenship, Gender and Family Dynamics in the Middle East

Prof. Smadar Lavie, Dept of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

This endowed four lecture series introduces the diversity and heterogeneity of family, kinship and gender relations in Middle Eastern societies and their diasporas. It traces religious observance as a culturally lived experience, spanning from the local to the transnational.

The lectures are based on classic and new works by feminist scholars, listed below, introduce theoretical arguments from the Humanities and Social Sciences, and juxtapose these to complex case studies from various locals. In so doing, the lectures illuminate connections between religion and ritual, ethnicities, genders, education, the media, travel, migration, citizenship, political commitments, conflict and societal change. Concurrently the course aims to undo the many stereotypes about Middle Eastern women. 

Lectures will be held at the Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University, J. Kovalevskis aud. (Universiteto Str. 5, entrance from Daukantas courtyard)Download poster

Prof. Smadar Lavie is a Visiting Scholar at the Ethnic Studies Department, U.C. Berkeley and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century at University College Cork. Lavie spent nine years as tenured Professor of Anthropology at U.C. Davis. She is the author of The Poetics of Military Occupation, which received Honorable Mention in the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing, and co-edited Displacement, Diaspora, and Geographies of Identity and Creativity/Anthropology, in addition to dozens of articles in scientific journals and edited volumes. Lavie is the recipient of the American Studies Association's 2009 Gloria Anzaldúa Prize and the 2013 "Heart at East" Honor Plaque for service on behalf of Mizrahi communities. Lavie’s recent book, Wrapped in the Flag of Israel won Honorable Mention in the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies 2015 Book Award Competition and was a finalist for the Anthropology of Religion’s 2015 Clifford Geertz Book Prize. A second edition of the book with an afterword on Gaza 2014 and Mizrahi feminism is to see print in July 2018. Prof. Smadar Lavie's interview in Lithuanian TV

Following is the list of recommended readings for each lecture. These readings are intended as additional material and is NOT required for attendance.

•  17 April 2018 17:30   Patriarchy

Kandiyoti, Deniz. 1988. “Bargaining with Patriarchy.” Gender and Society 2(3): 274-290.

Joseph, Suad. 1994. “Brother/Sister Relationships: Connectivity, Love and Power in the Reproduction of Arab Patriarchy.” American Ethnologist 21(1) February): 50-73. 

 • 19 April 2018 17:30  Globalization and Social Movements

Moghadam, Valentine M. 2009. Globalization and Social Movements: Islamism, Feminism and the Global Justice Movement. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. pp. 63-89.

Jud, Islah. 2005. “Between Religion and Secularism: Islamist Women of Hamas.” In On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era. Ed. F. Nouraie-Simone. New York: CUNY Press. pp 172-195.

Feldman, Rachel. 2017. “Putting Messianic Femininity into Zionist Political Action: The Race-Class and Ideological Normativity of Women for the Temple in Jerusalem.” Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies 13(3) pp. 395-415.

 • 24 April 2018 17:30  Resistance, Agency, Docility

Mahmood, Saba. 2001. "Feminist Theory, Embodiment, and the Docile Agent: Some Reflections on the Egyptian Islamic Revival." Cultural Anthropology 16(2): 202-236.

Scott, Joan W. 2007. The Politics of the Veil. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 21-89.

Lavie, Smadar. 2011 “Staying Put: Crossing the Israel–Palestine Border with Gloria Anzaldúa.” Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly. Vol. 36 (1): 101-121.

  26 April 2018 17:30  Queering the Middle East – Belonging, Exile and Diaspora

Shakhsari, Sima. 2014. “The queer time of death: Temporality, geopolitics, and refugee rights.” Sexualities. 17(8): pp. 998-1015.

Jadallah, Huda. 2011. “Reflections of a Genderqueer Palestinian American Lesbian Mother.” In Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence and Belonging. R. Abdulhadi, E. Alsultany and N.Nabr, Eds. Syracuse UP pp. 276-282.

Swedenburg, Ted. 1997. “Saida Sultana/Danna International: Transgender Pop and the Polysemiotics of Sex, Nation, and Ethnicity on the Israeli-Egyptian Border” The Musical Quarterly 81(1): 81-108.

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