Since the new period, the art anthropology in China has built its own academic basis from scratch through translating and introducing western art anthropology writings, and further developed into the localization of empirical studies in the process of digestion and absorption. This paper analyzes the development course of art anthropology in China since the new period. It divides this academic course into the academic preparation stage from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, the academic initial stage from the mid-1990s to the founding of China Society for Anthropologies of Art in 2006 as well as the steady development stage since the establishment of the Society. The study sums up the achievements and the shortcomings of each period and discusses the points for further research.
This paper is devoted to the analysis of the place and role of religion in contemporary Ukraine, its influence on the political processes, and the transformation of religious life under the influence of political factors.
The gradual increase of political and religious factors in modern human-caused society puts new tasks in the interpretation of these new occurrences and processes. Currently, religious influences on political life in Ukraine seem to be quite noticeable. Apparently, both religion (churches) and politics (state) are social institutions; determining further development of the Ukrainian society. Hence, their interactions are problematic and deserve more detailed research. This paper examines some aspects of problem of interaction between the state and the churches at the time of independent Ukraine. At first, the current situation of religious life in Ukraine is explained; mapping religion and politics is also considered. Next, the model of state-church relationship in Ukraine and state policy for religion is discussed. A brief observation of churches' involvement in political processes in Ukraine is done by looking through some bifurcation points of modern Ukrainian history including the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity.