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Virtual workshop: Xinjiang Colloquium

Workshop Virtual workshop: Xinjiang Colloquium Date & Time 13. 11. 2020; 4PM Location Online via BBB platform. This is a closed workshop. In case you are interested in joining please contact organizer Rune Steenberg (rune.steenberg@upol.cz) or Martin Lavička (martin.lavicka@upol.cz). Abstract A monthly cooloquium on Xinjiang and Uyghur related issues organized by Palacky University Olomouc and Université Libre de Bruxelles focussing on discussing and sharing relevant texts and other material. Kevin Kind, PhD candidate at John…

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Virtual workshop: European attitudes towards China during the time of Covid-19

Workshop Virtual workshop: European attitudes towards China during the time of Covid-19 Date & Time 2. – 4. 11. 2020 Location Online via Zoom platform. This is a closed workshop. In case you are interested in joining please contact organizer Richard Turcsányi (richard.turcsanyi@upol.cz) Abstract China has become one of the most important – and also challenging – international partners of Europe and its individual countries. Palacky University Olomouc has coordinated a large-scale public opinion survey…

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Observing and Measuring Chinese Influence: Managing Risk and Reaction

Workshop Virtual workshop: Observing and Measuring Chinese Influence: Managing Risk and Reaction Bio Date & Time March 30, 20203PM Location Online workshop via Zoom. Abstract Political activities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its supporters have led to heightened concern about threats to national security in various parts of the world. Covert and overt overseas attempts to increase its influence are in the Chinese Communist Party’s DNA, and have been intensifying under Xi…

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Virtual workshop: Close Reading of Sources from the Uyghur Homelands

Workshop Virtual workshop: Close Reading of Sources from the Uyghur Homelands Date & Time June 22-26, 2020 3PM-5PM Location Online via Big Blue Button platform. This is a closed workshop. In case you are interested in joining please contact organizer Rune Steenberg (rune.steenberg@upol.cz) Abstract The workshop brings together experts working on Xinjiang to present and conduct a close reading of original sources from the region to each other. No limitation as for language or historical…

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Chinese multilateral regional initiatives in the developing world

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Chinese multilateral regional initiatives in the developing world Date & Time May 7, 2020 Location Online via Zoom Abstract There are two intellectual starting points of this research initiative. First, Chinese foreign policy attention towards the developing world has been increasing in recent years, and it might even be at the expense of the attention it pays towards the developed world. Second, the Chinese efforts in the developing world are conducted with…

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Workshop on publishing in international journals

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Workshop on publishing in international journals Date & Time February 11-13, 2020 To help researchers develop strategies for publishing in international scientific journals. This includes strategies as to how to write articles and frame one’s arguments, as well as how to choose the most appropriate journal and how to deal with the editors. Location Palacký University, Vodární 6, Trainee Centre 3.40., Olomouc, Czech Republic Goal To help researchers develop strategies for publishing in international…

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Southeast Asia’s and Russia’s Relations with China

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Southeast Asia’s and Russia’s Relations with China Book of Abstract Download it by clicking the button below. Download Date & Time January 29, 2020 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 12, Room KB 2.15., Olomouc, Czech Republic  Biographies Sergei Akopov is Professor at the Department of Applied Political Science at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), Campus St. Petersburg in Russia. His research interests include Political Philosophy / Political Theory, Transnational…

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

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Gulfs and Bridges: Inter-cultural Influences and Emergence of Modern Literature in Tibet Date & Time November 23, 2019 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 12, Room 1.12., Olomouc, Czech Republic Abstract 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 neighboring cultures and literatures. Within a larger framework of the “Sinophone borderlands” project, which scrutinizes…

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Modernization in South-East Asia and Western Pacific

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Modernization in South-East Asia and Western Pacific Date & Time October 10-11, 2019 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 12, Room 2.13 & Room 1.11., Olomouc, Czech Republic Abstract 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 increasingly pressing in…

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International workshop Peoples and languages of the Sino – Russian borderlands: Dauria​

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES International workshop Peoples and languages of the Sino – Russian borderlands: Dauria Date & Time October 9-10, 2019 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 12, Room 2.15, Olomouc, Czech Republic Abstract The region with the historical name of Dauria comprises lands around north-eastern Sino-Russian border – administratively the northernmost part of Heilongjiang, northern part of Inner Mongolian Hulunbuir, and the adjacent parts of Russia. The culture and history of the Dagurs and other peoples…

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Material Culture Conference

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Material Culture Conference Date & Time September 6-7, 2019 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 10, Room 3.05 & 2.25., Olomouc, Czech Republic Abstract The project Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges invites to a conference on material culture from 6th to 7th of September 2019 that focuses on the perception of material culture in Asia today. The conference seeks for approaches in studying material culture and its changes due to changes of livelihoods, environments, connectivity and…

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The 1st International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES The 1st International Workshop on Cantonese Syntax Book of Abstract Download it by clicking the button below. Download Date & Time June 27-28, 2019 Location Palacký University, Univerzitní 3, Auditorium 225, Olomouc, Czech Republic Abstract 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…

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Chinese Agriculture Abroad

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Chinese Agriculture Abroad Book of Abstract Download it by clicking the button below. Download Date & Time June 7-8, 2019 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 10, Conference room 2.25., Olomouc, Czech Republic 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 constantly report that Russian, Tajikistan or Kazakhstan government would lease huge…

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Security and Risks of Fieldwork

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Security and Risks of Fieldwork Date & Time May 29, 2019 10:00 – 15:00 Location Palacký University, Vodární 6, Trainee centre, Olomouc, Czech Republic 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 selected topic of fieldwork. The history shows that anthropologists face many types of…

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China´s Belt and Road Initiative Conference

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES China´s Belt and Road Initiative – Conference Date & Time March 20-21, 2019 Location Palacký University, Křížkovského 12, Olomouc, Czech Republic, Auditorium of Václav Havel Abstract The main aim of this two-day conference is to compare the economic and strategic impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), introduced in 2013, on three different regions: Central Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. By comparing the Chinese strategies to promote and implement the…

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Sinophone Borderlands Data Collection and Management Workshop

workshop & conferences Data Collection and Management Workshop Date & Time December 17-19, 2018 Location Palacký University, Křižkovského 10, block C, auditorium 3.05  & Univerzitní 3, room 225 About workshop This workshop deals with the data collection and management practices within the Sinophone Borderlands project. The aim is to present the methodologies to other project members, so that parallel data can be collected in multiple field sites, leading to interdisciplinary research within this project. The second…

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Surrounded by water — Bangladesh then and now

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Surrounded by water – Bangladesh then and now Date & Time November 12, 2018 10AM – 5PM Abstract The workshop on topics around Bangladesh and the Delta of the Ganges River is aimed to spread information on Bangladesh and South Asia around in Czech academia. Current issues like climate change, changing livelihoods, Islam and society in Bangladesh, the Ganges delta as a habitat and slums in Dhaka are the topics that are…

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Chinese influence in the world: Global strategy, local impacts

In case of interest, please, register here: bit.ly/Registration_Chinese_influence_in_the_world Various activities of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have led to heightened concerns about threats to national security in various parts of the world. Covert and overt overseas attempts to increase China’s influence have intensified under Xi Jinping’s leadership. While there is growing evidence of attempts of the PRC to influence the internal affairs of other countries in economic, political and societal domains, it is typically…

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