Iosif Goshkevich, scientist and diplomat
Exhibition dedicated to Iosif Goshkevich at the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the first Slavorientalists.
A pioneer in Oriental Studies and fluent in the languages of the Far East – Chinese, Manchu, Korean and Japanese – Iosif Goshkevich devoted his whole life to the study of different cultures and to the fauna and flora of China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. He also wrote the first Russian-Japanese dictionary. Goshkevich focused all his energy on enabling the mutual understanding of cultures and peoples (being a translator from Chinese himself).
An event supported by the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO of the Russian Federation and Japan.