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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Adam Yuet Chau: The Indonesian Chinese in Indonesia, China and Hong Kong: Serial Migration and Cultural Identity

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2019, 11:00-12:00 Where: Trainee Centre, Vodární 6 Abstract: This talk is on the lives and cultural identities of the Indonesian Chinese, particularly the few hundred thousand among them (mostly youth) who returned to China between 1950s and 1970s, worked and formed families there, but eventually left...

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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...

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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...

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Folklorized politics: how Chinese soft power works in Central Asia

Title Folklorized politics: how Chinese soft power works in Central AsiaAuthorSoledad Jiménez-Tovar & Martin LavičkaJournalAsian EthnicityTypeArticleDOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14631369.2019.1610355Abstract The main aim of this article is to develop a discussion on folklorization or how identity is commodified and reduced to only some ...

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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...

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