Vol. 14 (2020): XIV International Symposium Contemporary Issues of Literary Studies : The Silk Road Countries` Folklore
Folklore – Reservoir of National Identity Folklore in Multicultural Society

Intercultural Communications on the Light of Japan-Chinese Historical Relations

Nana Gelashvili
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Published 2020-10-20


  • Civilization,
  • China,
  • Japan,
  • Silk Road


In the treasures of world civilizations China occupies a prominent place. Its civilization is one of the oldest, highly original and rich. Therefore, China has been a kind of benchmark for neighboring countries. As of relations China with the western world, in this regard the “Great Silk Road” was of great importance. This road brought West and the Asian
region together through the transcontinental trade route. The Caravans moving on this road not only had trade goods, but also exchanged cultures, spread religious ideas, spiritual values, folklore and other traditions.

This time attention is focused on intercultural communications between China and Japan. Based on such communications, a qualitatively new, albeit harmonious mix of traditional and foreign cultures was formed. Its is noteworthy that even though Japan captured many achievements of Chinese civilization, it maintained its nationality and identity