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Vladimir S. Oskolkov: In search of the grave of Chingiz Khan

Date 4. 12. 2019 11:30 Location Room 1.47, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc Abstract The personality of Genghis Khan is surrounded by many legends. Legends accompanied him from birth to death. Some of these legends were created among the advisers of the Mongol khans and were intended to exalt and deify the personality of the founder...

Petra Vaculíková27 Nov 2019Leave a comment

Ishani Naskar: India Neighbourhood Policy and China

Date 27. 11. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Thus the limelight has turned now on to Asia, particularly on the two giant neighbours of Asia, India and China. In various ways which both these countries are described, Asian giants, geo-civilisational neighbours, the elephant and the dragon, the...

Petra Vaculíková19 Nov 2019Leave a comment

Haowen Jiang: Inclusory constructions in Formosan languages

Date 27. 11. 2019 13:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract This talk addresses synchronic types, diachronic changes, and implicational relationships of inclusory constructions in Formosan languages. Inclusory constructions are often made up of a plural pronominal and an NP, but they refer to the singular...

Petra Vaculíková12 Nov 2019Leave a comment

Call for papers: Chinese multilateral regional initiatives in the developing world

Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges (Research project funded by European Regional Development Fund), Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic (www.sinofon.cz), in cooperation with Prof Li Mingjiang (RSIS, Singapore), would like to invite scholars to propose research papers to be presented at the workshop in Olomouc on 7-8 May...

Petra Vaculíková30 Oct 2019Leave a comment

Steven Saxonberg: Semi-Civil Society: A Missing Link in Explaining the Democratization of Communist Dictatorships?

Date 6. 11. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Much has been written about the role of civil society in bringing down communist regimes; however, scholars have largely ignored the officially sanctioned organizations. Using the examples of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, this article shows that when...

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Shu-Fen Lin: The New “Social” Question: Refugee, Social Policy and State-Building in Wartime China

Date 30. 10. 2019 13:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Over the last two decades or so, a growing literature on China during World War II (or the second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945) has taken a revisionist turn and reappraised the role and practices of the Nationalist Government, focusing on a wide...

Petra Vaculíková25 Oct 2019Leave a comment

Asio Liu: PLACE OF EXCEPTION: Penghu Vietnamese Refugee Camps in the Taiwan Strait

Date 29. 10. 2019 15:00 Location Class 203, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract The boat people who came to Taiwan in 70s and 80s created the oldest strata of Vietnamese diaspora in Taiwan. Trough the narrations of the refugees, the documentary movie is depicting the lives, fates and sufferings of the Vietnamese boat people who finally...

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Thi Ha Hoang: ASEAN-China Community of Common Destiny: Towards the Future or Fast-forward to History?

Date 23. 10. 2019 13:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract As the power balance in Southeast Asia is shifting due to China’s rise, the regional order is being re-shaped with Beijing’s strategy to bind the future of Southeast Asia into its own under the brand of an ASEAN-China Community of Common...

Petra Vaculíková14 Oct 2019Leave a comment

Peter Hays Gries: How the West feels and thinks about China—and why

Date 23. 10. 2019 10:00 Location Auditorium 1.25, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc Abstract How do Western publics feel about a rising China? What China policies would they prefer? And what are the primary drivers of their views? Based on nationally representative surveys of the American, British, French, and German publics, this talk...

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Laurent Sagart: The formation of Sino-Tibetan from the point of view of animal and plant domestications

Date 23. 10. 2019 10:15 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Drawing on the conclusions of a recent collective paper, this presentation will examine how a gradually improving understanding of East Asian domestications throws light on the age and homeland of the ST family. Language families are born when...

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Penelope Howe: Word order and the verb voice system in Northern Malagasy dialects

Date 23. 10. 2019 09:15 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Malagasy is often cited as a language that clearly exhibits Verb-Object-Subject (VOS) basic word order. While a rare trait worldwide, this is relatively more common among Austronesian languages, since verb-initial word order (VSO or VOS) descends...

Petra Vaculíková14 Oct 2019Leave a comment

Gulfs and Bridges: Inter-cultural Influences and Emergence of Modern Literature in Tibet

Gulfs and Bridges: Inter-cultural Influences and Emergence of Modern Literature in Tibet

Workshop on Modern Tibetan Literature, November 23, 2019 Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic Křižkovského 12, room 1.12. The workshop “Gulfs and Bridges: Inter-cultural Influences and Emergence of Modern Literature in Tibet” is focusing on modern Tibetan literature approaching it from the stimuli it received from...

Petra Vaculíková02 Oct 2019Leave a comment

Jinjin Lu: Chinese academic “going out” and “bringing in” mobility plan: Mars hits the Earth

Date 16. 10. 2019 11:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Chinese academics (academic staff and research students) have been encouraged by the national mobility strategic plan of “going out” and “bringing in” for years. This program not only speeds up the academic mobility for Chinese...

Petra Vaculíková01 Oct 2019Leave a comment

Modernization in South-East Asia and Western Pacific

Modernization in South-East Asia and Western Pacific

in Olomouc, October 10-11, 2019 Organizer: Martin Soukup The objective of this workshop is the modernization in Southeast Asia and West Melanesia. It will be focusing on issues such as biodiversity, environmental initiatives and projects concerning the changes related with the substinence and growth of global connections. These issues are...

Petra Vaculíková12 Sep 2019Leave a comment

Konstantinos Tsimonis: ChinaThreat.eu: Securitizing Chinese economic presence in Europe

Date 16. 10. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract This paper unpacks the discursive construction of a European ‘China Threat’ narrative by European think tanks. We theorize think tanks as crucial actors in the securitizing process, especially at the initial stages where ideas and reference...

Petra Vaculíková29 Aug 2019Leave a comment

Alan Chong: Singapore Engages China’s Belt and Road Initiative: The Pitfalls and Promises of Soft Strategies

Date 25. 9. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract As a trading state that practices ‘abridged Realism’, Singapore engages China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) through soft strategies. On the politico-security front, Singapore has maintained a measured continuity in criticizing China’s...

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Bill Hayton: The Recent Developments in the South China Sea

Date 18. 9. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Confrontation has returned to the South China Sea. In the past few months there have been clashes between Chinese vessels and those of Vietnam and Malaysia over rights to offshore gas fields. The Philippines has backed away from confrontation and...

Petra Vaculíková26 Aug 2019Leave a comment

Preciosa de Joya: The Filipino-Chinese (Tsinoys) and their narratives of loyalty to the motherland

Date 10. 7. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract In a country where a great number of people are either unemployed or forced to seek employment abroad, the influx of Chinese migrant workers has created a backlash of anti-Chinese sentiment among many Filipinos. Adding insult to injury, some weeks...

Petra Vaculíková19 Jul 2019Leave a comment

Jan Mrázek: Encounters with China and Singapore in Riau Islands and Indonesian ‘South China Sea’: Images, Stories, Nets

Date 3. 7. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract In the last few years, Jan Mrázek has organized several seafaring voyages for his students mostly Singaporean Chinese, with a few Malays – to the Riau Islands Province of Indonesia, a sea of hundreds of islands, historically, culturally and...

Petra Vaculíková02 Jul 2019Leave a comment

The 1st International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax

The 1st International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax

The 1st International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax will be held on 27-28 June, 2019, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. . It aims to provide a forum for researchers to meet and discuss current development in Cantonese Syntax and to promote the study of Cantonese syntax in Central Europe. Palacký University Olomouc...

Petra Vaculíková14 Jun 2019Leave a comment

Hermann Aubie: Freedom of expression and repression in China from 1989 to 2019

When 19 June 2019, 14:00-15:00 Where Trainee Center, 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Thirty years ago, during the protests of 1989 on Tiananmen Square in Beijing and in other Chinese cities, students and workers-led demonstrations called for democracy, greater press freedom and freedom of expression. Thirty years on after the...

Petra Vaculíková13 Jun 2019Leave a comment

Malcom Cook: Australia’s Myth-Busting Relation with China

When 19 June 2019, 11:00-12:00 Where Trainee Center, room 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Australia’s current relations with China seriously challenge two very popular grand strategic assumptions that are frequently referred to by Chinese interlocutors. The first challenged assumption is that the more another state trade...

Petra Vaculíková13 Jun 2019Leave a comment

Tuong Vu: Rethinking War and Revolution in Vietnam

When: June 19, 2019, 10:00-11:00 Where: Trainee Center, 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: This talk presents Tuong Vu’s arguments in his latest book titled Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology. This book focuses on the evolving worldview of Vietnamese revolutionaries over 80 years as they led Vietnam...

Petra Vaculíková10 Jun 2019Leave a comment

Chinese Agriculture Abroad

Chinese Agriculture Abroad

When June 7, 2019, 09:30 -17:00; June 8, 2019, 10:00 -15:00 Where Conference room 2.25, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc Abstract China’s presence in neighboring countries is growing at a fast pace. One of the recent manifestations of this is Chinese “land rush” and investments in agricultural infrastructure. Mass media...

Petra Vaculíková31 May 2019Leave a comment

Security and Risks of Fieldwork

Security and Risks of Fieldwork

When May 29, 2019, 10:00 -15:00 Where Trainee Centre 3. 40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract Aim of the workshop is to open a discussion about security and risks of anthropological fieldwork. The workshop addresses question how to protect fieldworker against risks stemming from both environmental and cultural conditions and...

Petra Vaculíková23 May 2019Leave a comment

Jeanne Marie Stumpf-Carome: Ethnography: The Risky Business of Documenting Repression

When: May 29, 2019, 10:00-11:30 Where: Trainee Center, 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: Fieldwork, even in the best of “democratic” environments, can have data management and security snares.  Ethnography pursued in settings with legislative conditions, such as an Internal Security Act and/or post 9/11 a Patriot Act, holds...

Petra Vaculíková22 May 2019Leave a comment

Pascal Abb: Think Tanks in China

When: May 28th, 2019, 15:00-16:30 Where: Trainee Centre, 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: Since the Chinese government’s 2015 announcement to establish a series of „new-type think tanks with Chinese characteristics“, such institutes have featured heavily within current efforts to improve domestic governance and gain a more...

Petra Vaculíková21 May 2019Leave a comment

Shogo Suzuki: Will the AIIB trigger off a ‘new round of rivalry’ between China and Japan?

When: May 22, 2019, 10:00-11:00 Where: Trainee Centre, room 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: The establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has had a significant impact on economic diplomacy in East Asia. The AIIB is substantially funded by China, and there are some anxieties that it will come...

Petra Vaculíková20 May 2019Leave a comment

Wolfram Schaffar: In Search of Theories and Concepts to Make Sense of BRI – World Systems Theory, the Imperial Chain and the Primacy of Inner Factors

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2019, 10:00-11:30 Where: Trainee Centre, Vodární 6 Abstract: Since the launch of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the project has been compared to the expansion of the Roman Empire, the rise of the Ming Dynasty or to the Marshall Plan. Indeed, recent developments – an escalating trade...

Petra Vaculíková03 May 2019Leave a comment

Mark Beeson: The China Challenge in the Asia Pacific

When: Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:30 -13:00 Where: Trainee center 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: The rise of China is the most important development in the Asia-Pacific region in recent times – possibly ever. Whatever China’s leaders do and however its economy performs, it will have global ramifications. This seminar...

Petra Vaculíková30 Apr 2019Leave a comment

Ian Ja Chong: Where Have I Seen This Before? Colonialism, the Cold War, and China’s Belt and Road

When: April, 24, 2019, 10:00 -11:30 Where: Trainee center 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) seeks to connect East Asia with Europe and Africa through a network of railroads, highways, ports, and airports traversing Central and Southeast Asia. Optimists see the exercise as bringing much...

Petra Vaculíková29 Apr 2019Leave a comment

Filip Kraus: Vietnamese Migration to Taiwan (ROC)

When: March 28, 2019, 15:00-16:30 Where: Room KC-2.04, Křížkovského 14, Olomouc Abstract: The lecture provides a basic understanding of Vietnamese migration to Taiwan that attempts to analyse and explain various phenomena such as push and pull factors shaping Vietnamese migration to Taiwan; decision process leading to the...

Petra Vaculíková28 Apr 2019Leave a comment

Ian Storey: The South China Sea Dispute: The Key Issues

When: March 27, 2019, 13:00-14:30 Where: Trainee center 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract: This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the South China Sea issue, one of the Asia-Pacific’s most complex and intractable territorial and maritime jurisdictional disputes. It will examine the dispute from a number of...

Petra Vaculíková27 Apr 2019Leave a comment

Call for Papers on Economic and Strategic Impacts of Energy Supply and Transport Infrastructure - Connecting Asia and Europe

Call for Papers on Economic and Strategic Impacts of Energy Supply and Transport Infrastructure – Connecting Asia and Europe

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) organizes together with the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc and the National University of Singapore (NUS) a paper development workshop in Tokyo on 26-27 May 2020. The contributions should assess the effects of infrastructure development connecting Asia and Europe and...

Petra Vaculíková05 Nov 2019Leave a comment

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