Shchepkin V. The Manuscript Nijūgokoku chūka chikyū no zu (“Pictures of the Peoples of Twenty Five Countries with Maps of China and the World”) in the IOM, RAS Collection // Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(3), 2016. P. 3–20.// Written Monuments of the Orient. 1(3), 2016. P. 106–110.
The article introduces a Japanese manuscript containing maps of China and the world along with depictions of the inhabitants of 25 countries and brief descriptions of those countries. On the basis of the information about Russia and the Ainu lands, the author puts forward a hypothesis about the date of the manuscript.
On April 4, 2018, the conference dedicated to the 200th Birth Anniversary of V.P. Vasilyev (1818-1900), entitled Academician V.P. Vasilyev as a Researcher of History and Culture of China, Tibet and Mongolia, will be held.