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Our project “Sinophone Borderlands – interaction at the Edges”, reg. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791

The “SINOFON” project explores how the Sinophone world interacts with the Turco-Persophone, Slavophone, Tibetophone, Hispanophone and Austroasiatophone worlds. The research team that we plan to establish will consist of senior and junior researchers from various disciplines in the fields of the humanities, social sciences and political science whose qualifications go beyond the average. This allows for a cross-disciplinary dialogue and cross-cultural comparisons which will push the current discussion on the Sinophone world beyond the current limited disciplinary and national frameworks. We will present the research results at conferences, and in books and papers. The project has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund. The whole project is administered and coordinated by the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, and co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Czech Republic.

The project will support following research areas:

  1. Methods
    • Research Methods: Surveys
    • Research Methods: Linguistic Data Collection
    • Research Methods: Material Culture
  2. International Relations and Political Systems:
    • Laws and NGOs in the People’s Republic of China
    • The Rise of China and its Impact in South-East Asia
    • One Belt One Road (OBOR) Campaign and its Impact in Central Asia
  3. Linguistic and Cultural Interactions:
    • Sociolinguistics and Discourses on Taiwanese Indigeneity and Ethnicity through Chinese Lenses
    • Cultural Encounters between China and the Borders: Tibet, Mongolia and Manchuria
    • Uzbekistani Perceptions of Chinese Presence
    • Chinese Peasants in Russia’s Far East
  4. Influences on material culture:
    • Aesthetic Sovereignty along the Russian Chinese Border
    • Regimes of Taste: the Rise of China, Architecture and Aesthetics of Development in Central Asia
    • Uyghur Senses of Tradition: a Cross-Compared Analysis of Uyghur Material Culture in Kazakhstan and Xinjiang

Our team focuses on 14 key domains of academic research, each of them supervised by experienced excellent and key scholars.

Our research areas include:

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