“To Our Readers” (1st Issue, published in 1929)

The aim of the Czechoslovak Oriental Institute (Orientální ústav) in Prague (Praha) which has been found (sic) by the munificent endowment of the President of the Czechoslovak Republic, T. G. Masaryk, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday anniversary, is to start and keep scientific and economic relation with the Orient. Two departments of the Oriental Institute have been inaugurated, viz., 1.) the Research department and 2.) the Economic department. In the first meetings of the Research department, assembled for the purpose of laying down principles of the programme of the Institute, it has appeared, that a periodical in which oriental research will be dealt with would be the best medium to realize the said programme. Thus the Archiv orientální, of which the first issue is herewith presented to the public, has been started 

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