• (adj): Denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java.
    Example: "Oriental politeness"; "for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term 'Asian' is preferred to 'Oriental'"
    Synonyms: Asian
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Some articles on oriental:

Chicago Assyrian Dictionary
... Dictionary (CAD) or The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a nine-decade project at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute to compile a ... was initiated in 1921 by James Henry Breasted, the founder of the Oriental Institute, who had previously worked on the Berlin dictionary of Ancient Egyptian ... At a conference at the Oriental Institute on June 6, 2011, scholars assessed the significance of the dictionary ...
Louis Bazin - Biography
... for Scientific Research, while continuing his studies at the National School for Modern Oriental Languages ... In 1957, he became a full professor at the ENLOV (the above-mentioned Oriental Language School's new name) ... He is also a member of the International Union of Oriental and Asian Studies (of which he was formerly the treasurer, secretary general and vice-presi ...
Polish Oriental Society
... Polish Oriental Society a society of Polish orientalists ... Its statutory aims are to contribute to the development of oriental studies in Poland through research and support of research on peoples of Asia and Africa ... Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 (Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Warsaw) ...
Sofitel Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong Hotel
... The Jin Jiang Oriental Hotel (Chinese 东锦江大酒店) is a skyscraper and hotel in Shanghai, China ... Close to SNIEC, the Jin Jiang Oriental Hotel has convenient access to Shanghai CBD ...
Shanghai Oriental Pearl (Group)
... Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group (SSE 600832) is a cultural company engaged in touring (including operations and management of Oriental Pearl Tower), radio and TV transmission service, media ...

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Famous quotes containing the word oriental:

    Since the Greeks, Western man has believed that Being, all Being, is intelligible, that there is a reason for everything ... and that the cosmos is, finally, intelligible. The Oriental, on the other hand, has accepted his existence within a universe that would appear to be meaningless, to the rational Western mind, and has lived with this meaninglessness. Hence the artistic form that seems natural to the Oriental is one that is just as formless or formal, as irrational, as life itself.
    William Barrett (b. 1913)

    Europe has always owed to oriental genius its divine impulses. What these holy bards said, all sane men found agreeable and true.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Behold the difference between the Oriental and the Occidental. The former has nothing to do in this world; the latter is full of activity. The one looks in the sun until his eyes are put out; the other follows him prone in his westward course.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)