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Sinophone Borderlands Survey workshop 2022

GUEST LECTURE Sinhophone Borderlands Survey Workshop 2022 Date & Time 5 – 9 September, 2022 , HYBRID FORM Location Tř. Svobody 686/26 Abstract The main aim of the workshop is to present preliminary papers based on our survey data from the waves we at Sinophone Borderlands have been organizing (Europe 2020, IndoPacific 2022, China and Hong Kong 2022, Africa and Latin America 2022, and North America and Europe 2022). The goal of the workshop will…

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Tracing Wanderwörter
in Southeast Asia

GUEST LECTURE Tracing Wanderwörter in Southeast Asia PROGRAM DOWNLOAD HERE. GALLERY Date & Time Wed & Thu 7th – 8th September 2022 Location Trainee Centre 2.40 Abstract Loanwords that are shared by multiple languages are known as Wanderwörter and their distribution usually follows trade networks. Languages throughout the Insular Southeast Asia are connected by a web of Wanderwörter which have diffused there since the antiquity along maritime trade routes, through political alliances, and shared religions.…

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Mardijker People in Batavia
Their history, language and literature

GUEST LECTURE WORKSHOP Mardijker People in Batavia Their history, language and literature Date & Time Fri & Sat 9th – 10th September 2022  Location Trainee Centre 2.40, TŘ. SVOBODY 686/26 Abstract Some years ago, a lost manuscript was rediscovered in the National Library of Lisbon. It contains eleven stories from the late 17th/early 18th century in non-standard forms of Malay and Portuguese, and is written in the form of “pantuns”. The pantun is a traditional…

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EACL-11
11th International Conference
of the European Association
of Chinese Linguistics

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES EACL-1111th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics Date & Time 1–2 July 2022 Location Umělecké centrum (Arts Centre) Palacký University Univerzitní 3, 779 00 Olomouc Speakers Sander Adelaar (Palacký University Olomouc) Huba Bartos (Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary) Ziyin Mai (City University of Hong Kong) John Whitman (Cornell University) POGRAMME

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Vietnamese Literature,
Politics and Propaganda

Workshop Vietnamese Literature, Politics and Propaganda Date & Time Wed & Thu 15th – 16th June 2022 Location Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Art, Palacky University Olomouc, tř. Svobody 686/26, Olomouc, Room n. 2.44 (Korea corner) & ONLINE VIA ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/99782763744 Abstract If we look at Vietnamese modernizing and revolutionary discourses, we see ideological disputes that have been, and still are, waged in editorials, newspaper articles, short stories, and novels. Also, bibliographies, official historical…

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THE JAVANESE KERIS. A LEGENDARY WEAPON AND POWERFUL OBJECT

GUEST LECTURE THE JAVANESE KERIS. A LEGENDARY WEAPON AND POWERFUL OBJECT by Prof. EDWIN WIERINGA Date & Time 17.06.2022, 10:00 AM (CEST) Location Trainee centre 2.40, Tř. Svobody 686/26, Olomouc & ONLINE via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91612294249 (meeting ID: 916 1229 4249) Abstract This presentation will address the Javanese keris or kris, which is a traditional dagger, best known for its distinctive wavy blade. It is both a weapon and extraordinary object, considered to have magical powers.…

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Publishing in International Journals

Workshop Publishing in international Journals Date & Time 7th June 2022, 9 am – 3 pm  Location Palacky University Olomouc, tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc & ONLINE via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91370417952?pwd=MEtEYzNvZVV3dVRnS0w1L2xTUmZqdz09 Abstract This workshop will help researchers developing strategies for publishing in international peer-reviewed journals in general, but mostly in the field of politics and international relations. Discussed will be the selection of the most appropriate journals, how to deal with the editors and how to edit…

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BRANCHING INTO HERITAGE THE GENESIS OF THE ANNE FRANK TREE AND ITS MULTIPLICATIONS

GUEST LECTURE BRANCHING INTO HERITAGE THE GENESIS OF THE ANNE FRANK TREE AND ITS MULTIPLICATIONS by Prof. IRENE STENGS Date & Time 02.05.2022, 3:30 PM (CEST) Location Trainee centre 2.40, Tř. Svobody 686/26, Olomouc & ONLINE via ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/94045486991  Abstract This presentation will address the genesis and multiplication of the so-called ‘Anne Frank Tree’, the horse chestnut tree behind the Secret Annex that Anne Frank wrote about in her diary. Fungus-infected, the tree fell in…

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Olomouc workshop on post-coup Myanmar

Workshop Olomouc workshop on post-coup Myanmar Date & Time Tue & Wed 17th – 18th May 2022 Location Palacky University Olomouc, tř. Svobody 26, Olomouc To register, please contact Kristina Kironska at kristina.kironska@upol.cz or +421 915 513 158. We want to know the approximate number of participants so that we can prepare catering for you. Abstract The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts who specialize on Myanmar and are based in Central…

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TASTE IN THE MAKING / COOKING AT THE CORE: CUISINE AS PRACTICAL REGIME / SOCIAL FORMATION

GUEST LECTURE TASTE IN THE MAKING / COOKING AT THE CORE: CUISINE AS PRACTICAL REGIME / SOCIAL FORMATION by Prof. Allen Chun Date & Time 20.04. 2022, 2:00 PM Location Trainee centre 2.40 & Online via ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93715365316 Abstract In Marilyn Strathern’s classic monograph, Kinship at the Core, she argued that the core of the English village had less to do with “real” kin structure than with the peculiarity of the village as a cultural…

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CHINESENESS BETWEEN THE CULTURAL AND POLITICAL: IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SOCIAL SCIENTISTS TO BE OBJECTIVE ABOUT IT?

GUEST LECTURE CHINESENESS BETWEEN THE CULTURAL AND POLITICAL: IS IT POSSIBLE FOR SOCIAL SCIENTISTS TO BE OBJECTIVE ABOUT IT? by Prof. Allen Chun Date & Time 19.04. 2022, 11:30 AM Location Room n. 2.64 (next to the Korean corner), Tř. Svobody & Online via ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97013632419 Abstract In 2017 I wrote a book entitled Forget Chineseness: On the Geopolitics of Cultural Identification. For some people, it may have represented a sequel or expansion of a…

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Trojan Horses in the Chinese Countryside: The Bishan Commune and the Practice of Socially Engaged Art in Rural China

GUEST LECTURE Trojan Horses in the Chinese Countryside: The Bishan Commune and the Practice of Socially Engaged Art in Rural China by Dr. MAI CORLIN FREDERIKSEN Date & Time 05.05. 2022, 3 PM (CEST) Location online lecture via ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95490233449 Abstract In recent years an increasing number of urban artists have turned towards the countryside in an attempt to revive rural areas perceived to be in a crisis. This talk is concerned with socially engaged…

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MODELING MEANING

GUEST LECTURE MODELING MEANING Meet and Greet Lecture with Prof. Francis Bond Date & Time Wednesday 30th March 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Location Trainee Centre 2.40 and online via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/my/joannasio Abstract We can use computers to model meaning and then do things with it. In this talk I introduce very informally two complimentary approaches: the Open Multilingual Wordnet, a large lexical network of words grouped into concepts and linked by typed semantic relations…

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JASP

Workshop GYU-HO SHIN JASP Date & Time 04 APRIL , 14:00-16:00 PM 05 APRIL , 9:30-11:30 AM Location LABORATORY FOR DATA & TECHNOLOGY, ROOM N. 2.39, TŘ. SVOBODY Abstract Lab for Data and Technology offers a workshop on JASP (https://jasp-stats.org/), an open-access statistics software. This software has an intuitive, graphic-user interface and offers standard analysis procedures for both frequentist and Bayesian statistics. In this workshop, we introduce its overall interface and ‘how-to’s through hands-on activities…

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THE MEGALITHS OF HIGHLAND JAMBI: ARCHEOLOGY AND ETHNOHISTORY OF AN OLD TRANS-SUMATRAN TRADE ROUTE

GUEST LECTURE THE MEGALITHS OF HIGHLAND JAMBI: ARCHEOLOGY AND ETHNOHISTORY OF AN OLD TRANS-SUMATRAN TRADE ROUTE By Prof. Heinzpeter Znoj Date & Time 7 April 2022 3 PM (CEST) Location hybrid lecture: TRAINEE CENTRE 2.40 (Třída Svobody) & online lecture via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93783325617 Abstract The highlands of Sumatra have at least four distinct megalithic cultures: those of Pasemah in the South, the Minangkabau in the West, the Batak in the North, and of highland Jambi…

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Remote Ethnography. Lessons from Tibet and Xinjiang.

Workshop WORKSHOP: Remote Ethnography. Lessons from Tibet and Xinjiang. Date & Time 7. – 8.3. 2022; 9AM – 3PM Location Trainee centre 2.40, Tř. Svobody 686/26, Olomouc This is a closed workshop. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of the organizers: rune.steenberg@upol.cz, martin.lavicka@upol.cz or mukaidaisi.muhetaer@upol.cz Abstract This workshop brings together researchers on Tibet, Xinjiang and other areas in China with highly restricted access to share their experience of research in highly restricted…

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A THEORY OF SUSPENDED ANIMATION: THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF (E)MOTION AND STILLNESS

GUEST LECTURE A THEORY OF SUSPENDED ANIMATION: THE AESTHETICS AND POLITICS OF (E)MOTION AND STILLNESS By Prof. DAISY YAN DU Date & Time 11.04. 2022 10 AM CET (4 PM Hong Kong time) Location ONLINE via ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91800760046 Abstract Animation has long been regarded as an art of movement and a moving art. Showing the limits of the movement framework, this article examines suspended animation as an aesthetic category of representation and analyzes the political…

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CHINESE TRANSLATION INTO UYGHUR:
THE HISTORICAL UYGHUR-CHINESE CORPUS

GUEST LECTURE XINJIANG/UYGHUR COLLOQUIUM: CHINESE TRANSLATION INTO UYGHUR: THE HISTORICAL UYGHUR-CHINESE CORPUS Date & Time Thursday February 10th 14:00 CET / 13:00 GMT / 8 AM EST Location ONLINE via ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93231467187 Abstract How have modern Chinese governments translated their messages and ideas into the language of their Uyghur subjects? In 2019 a team of researchers began a pilot project, funded by Hong Kong Baptist University, to study the history of modern Chinese official translations into…

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BOOK TALK: CHINA’S HIGH-TECH PENAL COLONY BY DARREN BYLER

BOOK TALK BOOK TALK: CHINA’S HIGH-TECH PENAL COLONY By DARREN BYLER Date & Time 15.12. 2021, 5 PM CET Location Trainee Centre Online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/92472265917 Abstract A cruel and high-tech form of colonization has been unfolding over the past decade in China’s vast northwestern region of Xinjiang, where as many as a million and a half Uyghurs, Kazakhs and Hui have vanished into high-security camps and associated factories. It is the largest internment of a religious…

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YIMIN SHIBIAN AND ITS LEGACIES: CONTRADICTORY RELOCATION ALONG THE TIBETAN by ROBERT BARNETT

GUEST LECTURE YIMIN SHIBIAN AND ITS LEGACIES: CONTRADICTORY RELOCATION ALONG THE TIBETAN BORDERS by ROBERT BARNETT Date & Time 07.12. 2021, 4 PM CET Location Trainee Centre Online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93031561358 Abstract Rulers of China have used demographic relocation as a policy tool for several centuries, sometimes for economic or social reasons and sometimes for military or defensive purposes, as in the case of the bingtuan. Currently, most relocation in China is associated, at least rhetorically, with…

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HORIZONTAL HAPPENINGS: PERFORMING SLEEP IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA by Ros Holmes

GUEST LECTURE HORIZONTAL HAPPENINGS: PERFORMING SLEEP IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA by ROS HOLMES Date & Time 03.12. 2021, 11:15 AM, CET Location Trainee Centre Online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/96305065411 Abstract Amid revelations centred on ‘007’ bosses (who work from midday to midnight, seven days a week) and the ‘996’ system – (staff working from 9am to 9pm six days a week) the vision of China as a sleepless (and highly productive) society continues to gain symbolic currency. If speed,…

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CHINA’S DIGITAL SILK ROAD TO EUROPE: CONNECTING SWITZERLAND

GUEST LECTURE DR. LENA KAUFMANN CHINA’S DIGITAL SILK ROAD TO EUROPE: CONNECTING SWITZERLAND Date & Time 17.11. 2021 3 PM, CET Location Trainee Centre Online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/92494385252 Abstract This talk provides ethnographic and historical insights on one important, though commonly overlooked, aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the so-called Digital Silk Road (DSR). The latter refers to the massive investments in fiber-optic cables, data centers and smart cities built alongside the BRI energy and transport…

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CHINA’S ARCHITECTURAL EXPORTS TO THE GLOBAL SOUTH: FROM THE 1950s TO THE PRESENT

GUEST LECTURE DR. GUANGHUI DING CHINA’S ARCHITECTURAL EXPORTS TO THE GLOBAL SOUTH: FROM THE 1950s TO THE PRESENT​ Date & Time 19.11. 2021 2.15 PM, CET Location Trainee Centre Online https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/7262880184  Abstract China’s architectural exports to less-developed countries, such as conference halls, government offices, hospitals, institutional headquarters, schools, stadia and theatres, have played a special role in the state’s foreign aid and diplomatic strategy. This talk attempts to examine the development and transformation of this distinctive…

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Gauging the Pulse of Asia:Traditional Medicine and Capitalist Transformations

GUEST LECTURE Gauging the Pulse of Asia: Traditional Medicine and Capitalist Transformations by STEPHAN KLOOS Date & Time 25.11. 2021, 5 PM CET Location TŘÍDA SVOBODY 686/26, TRAINEE CENTRE 2.40 & ONLINE VIA ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98459747068 Abstract This lecture will use the case of Tibetan medicine to introduce the notion of “Asian medical industries” and show that so-called “traditional” Asian medicines have become an integral part of modern Asia. As such, they need to be understood…

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Gauging the Pulse of Asia: Traditional Medicine and Capitalist Transformations

GUEST LECTURE Gauging the Pulse of Asia: Traditional Medicine and Capitalist Transformations By STEPHAN KLOOS Date & Time 25.11. 2021, 5 PM CET Location TŘÍDA SVOBODY 686/26, TRAINEE CENTRE 2.40 & ONLINE VIA ZOOM  https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98459747068 Abstract This lecture will use the case of Tibetan medicine to introduce the notion of “Asian medical industries” and show that so-called “traditional” Asian medicines have become an integral part of modern Asia. As such, they need to be understood…

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PSYCHOPY

WORKSHOP LAB FOR DATA AND TECHNOLOGY: PSYCHOPY Date & Time 08.11. 2021 2 PM – 3.30 PM Location LAB FOR DATA AND TECHNOLOGY – ROOM 2.39, Tř. Svobody 686/26, Olomouc Abstract Lab for Data and Technology offers a workshop on Psychopy (https://www.psychopy.org/), an open-access software for lab-based and field research. This software is very popular and is extremely useful for experimental research due to its simplicity in designing experiments and collecting behavioural data, graphic user interface, and possible extensions to web-based…

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JOURNALISM, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN VIETNAM by LE THU MACH

GUEST LECTURE JOURNALISM, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN VIETNAM by LE THU MACH Date & Time 24.11. 2021 10 AM, CET Location Trainee Centre Online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98554741382 Abstract This lecture provides an overview of the journalism and social media in Vietnam, and the formulation of public sphere in this single-party country. It analyses the unique ideological and legal foundation of Vietnamese state-owned journalism, and the evolution of social media, particularly Facebook, in this context.…

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FULFILLING THE POTENTIAL OF ALL PLANTS: JIUHUANG BENCAO AND THE DISCOURSE ON FAMINE FOODS by Huang Chen (Sarah)

GUEST LECTURE FULFILLING THE POTENTIAL OF ALL PLANTS: JIUHUANG BENCAO AND THE DISCOURSE ON FAMINE FOODS by Huang Chen (Sarah) Date & Time 11. 11. 2021, 17:00 CET Location Online via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98687957780 Abstract Jiuhuang bencao  救荒本草 (Materia Medica for Famine Relief or the Famine Herbal), published in 1406, was the first printed monograph on famine foods in China. The book listed 414 entries of edible plants that could be consumed in times of scarcity, with naturalistic illustrations…

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IMPROVISATION FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION with Sid Singh

WITH SID SINGH IMPROVISATION FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WITH SID SINGH GUEST LECTURE IMPROVISATION FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WITH SID SINGH Date & Time 30. 9. 2021, 1:30 PM TO 4:30 PM Location TŘÍDA SVOBODY 686/26,  OLOMOUC, room will be specified Abstract In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of improvisation and how improvisation skills can boost the improve spontaneity and expressiveness in verbal communication. Improvisational comedy trains collaboration, flexibility, risk-taking and communication. The…

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BEYOND SAMPLE MEANS: DIGGING DEEPER INTO CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY DATA

GUEST LECTURE BEYOND SAMPLE MEANS: DIGGING DEEPER INTO CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY DATA with PETER GRIES Date & Time 15.09. 2021 1 PM – 4 PM Location Trainee Centre 2.40 & via ZOOM Abstract The statistical analysis of surveys using representative samples usually starts with computing mean scores on key variables of interest. Sample means can be of particular interest when exploring changes over time and differences across national samples. But full sample means can be misleading…

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Conference of European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES Conference of European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (11th EuroSEAS) Date & Time 7 – 10 September 2021 Location Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic  Conference website www.Euroseas2021.org Information The European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) will hold its 11th conference at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic from 7-10 September 2021. Covid-19 disclaimer: Under the current circumstances a physical conference cannot be guaranteed. EuroSEAS and the Organising Committee will, of…

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WORKSHOP: DOCUMENTING AT SOUTHEAST ASIA

WORKSHOP WORKSHOP Documenting Southeast Asia Date & Time 7 September 2021, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location Tř. Svobody 686, Olomouc & Online via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91953484345  Abstract Southeast Asia is a dynamic space inhabited by many beautiful and interesting people, various ethnic groups, and diverse socio-political entities. At the same time, Southeast Asia is ruled by gamut of political entities and regimes who do not always welcome research into their ruling practices or consequences thereof. Such…

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RUI GRAÇA FEIJÓ: THE HONOURABLE DEAD AND THE FATE OF THE LIVING. NOTES ON THE POLITICS OF MEMORY AND THE PROCESS OFNATION-BUILDING IN TIMOR-LESTE.

GUEST LECTURE RUI GRAÇA FEIJÓ: THE HONOURABLE DEAD AND THE FATE OF THE LIVING. NOTES ON THE POLITICS OF MEMORY AND THE PROCESS OFNATION-BUILDING IN TIMOR-LESTE. Date & Time 4. 8. 2021, 15:00 CEST Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93855710593 Abstract From December 1975 to October 1999, Timor-Leste suffered a neo-colonial occupation by Indone-sia. In the height of the Cold War, the brutality of foreign domination went mostly silenced, but it is now estiamted that…

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RUI GRAÇA FEIJÓ

GUEST LECTURE RUI GRAÇA FEIJÓ AGAINST FORMIDABLE ODDS. TIMOR-LESTE BOLD DECISION TO BUILD A DEMOCRATIC STATE. Date & Time 27. 7. 2021, 15:00 CEST Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95216757512 Abstract On May 20,2002, Timor-Leste emerged from a long period of Portuguese colonialism followed by a brutal, neo-colonial rule by its giant neighbour, Indonesia, to become the first new nation-state of the 21st century. The task before the people of this small half-island in Southeast…

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15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUSTRONESIAN LINGUISTICS

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES 15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUSTRONESIAN LINGUISTICS – ICAL-15 Date & Time 28. 6. – 1. 7. 2021 Location ONLINE CONFERENCE VIA WHOVA Registration here. Abstract The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. Malagasy is a geographic outlier, which is spoken on Madagascar. Austronesian has ten primary subgroups, nine of them found in Taiwan (the Formosan…

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CHI P. PHAM: THINKING INDIAN DIASPORA STUDIES: PRESENTATIONS OF OLD AND NEW INDIANS IN VIETNAM

GUEST LECTURE CHI P. PHAM THINKING INDIAN DIASPORA STUDIES: PRESENTATIONS OF OLD AND NEW INDIANS IN VIETNAM Date & Time 7. 7. 2021, 10:00 CEST Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98301292235 Abstract This talk analyzes images of Indian migrants in Vietnam, suggesting political associations of recent concepts of diasporic populations in diaspora studies. Specifically, this talk compares Vietnamese presentations of the Indians who migrated to Vietnam before and after the time of the Reform (1986) in…

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JAN VESELÝ – ŘETĚZEC VÝSLEDKŮ (RESULTS CHAIN)

Guest lecture JAN VESELÝ ŘETĚZEC VÝSLEDKŮ – RESULTS CHAIN VIDEOPOZVÁNKA ZDE:  https://youtu.be/emLyJF5CPR4  REGISTRACE NUTNÁ: https://rezervace.upol.cz/trainee%20centrum Date & Time 13. 7. 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CEST  Location ONLINE WORKSHOP VIA ZOOM Abstract Přemýšlíte nad dopadem svých aktivit? Snažíte se vyřešit nějaký společenský problém?Chcete se s ostatními v týmu sladit v tom, k čemu je ten celý nápad ve výsledku užitečný?  Dozvíte se, jak lépe zachytit společenský dopad svého projektu pomocí nástroje Řetězec výsledků Budete schopni snadněji zformulovat očekávané dopady…

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MATEJ ŠIMALČÍK – VIZUALIZATION OF DATA FROM SURVEYS

GUEST LECTURE MATEJ ŠIMALČÍK VIZUALIZATION OF DATA FROM SURVEYS Date & Time 7. 6. 2021, 17:00 CEST Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM Abstract The workshop is aimed at researchers participating in Sinofon’s survey project in East Asia.Drawing on experience from the survey project conducted in Europe in the fall of 2020. As part of the workshop, we will discuss how to work with the survey raw data to gain meaningful insights into public opinion and how to…

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VIETNAM´S FOREIGN POLICY AFTER
THE 13TH PARTY CONGRESS BY HAI HONG NGUYEN

GUEST LECTURE DR. HAI HONG NGUYEN VIETNAM´S FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE 13TH PARTY CONGRESS Date & Time 02.06. 2021, 9:00 CEST Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95296988804 Abstract The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) convened its 13th Congress on 25 January – 1 February of 2021. The Congress adopted the nation´s foreign policy in the next five years and beyond. Vietnam´s successful economic reforms in the past 35 years; geopolitical position in the on-going evolution…

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Workshop: Land Use in the Russian Eastern Borderlands

WORKSHOP Land Use in the Russian Eastern Borderlands Date May 20, 2021 | 9:00 AM CET Location Zoom – https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/92185009682 Abstract Social scholars are increasingly using remote sensing methods in their research. However, quantitative tradition and methodological foundations of remote sensing seem to contradict the paradigm of ethnographic immersion to which anthropologists who study changes in cultural landscapes are committed. Our seminar will bring together representatives of different disciplines to discuss how a mixture of…

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BOOK TALK: THE GREAT DISPOSSESSION by Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Chris Hann

GUEST LECTURE BOOK TALK: THE GREAT DISPOSSESSION by ILDIKÓ BELLÉR-HANN AND CHRIS HANN Date & Time 21. 5. 2021, 16:00 CET Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98606972800 Abstract Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Chris Hann present their new book, The Great Dispossession. Uyghurs between Civilizations. The book focusses on the Uyghurs oasis of Qumul in Xinjiang to recount the story of community and modernization but also of state violence and exclusion. The authors will answer questions after…

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THE RETURN OF THE ARMCHAIR:WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A COMMITTED FIELDWORKER BUT MUST STAY AT HOME?

GUEST LECTURE THE RETURN OF THE ARMCHAIR: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE A COMMITTED FIELDWORKER BUT MUST STAY AT HOME? by DR. VERONIKA SIMONOVA, EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY AT ST. PETERSBURG Date & Time 29. 04. 2021, 13:00 CET Location ONLINE LECTURE VIA ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95513807207 Abstract During the workshop, we shall discuss effective ways of gathering empirical data within the context of distant research work. Today social anthropologists and scholars from related disciplines find themselves in…

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LANGUAGE BEHAVIOURS SHAPED BY THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN (NON-) LINGUISTIC FORCES

GUEST LECTURE Language behaviours shaped by the interplay between (non-) linguistic forces by Gyu-Ho Shin, Palacký University Olomouc Date & Time 23. 04. 2021, 09:30 CET Location Online lecture via ZOOM https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91691601582 Abstract A usage-based constructionist approach assumes that language is a system that emerges, grows, and changes constantly as a function of properties of input and their interactions with cognitive-psychological mechanisms. In this talk, I share research outcomes that support this approach, with a particular…

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Maoist Campaigns and Uyghur Elites in Xinjiang

GUEST LECTURE Maoist Campaigns and Uyghur Elites in Xinjiang, 1957-1966 by Joshua L. Freeman, Princeton University Date & Time Mar 29, 2021 05:00 PM Prague Bratislava Location Trainee Centre Online https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95623599883 Abstract When the People’s Liberation Army marched into Xinjiang in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party had little expertise and no local operatives in the vast, Muslim-majority region. In order to effectively govern, the party swiftly formed alliances with groups of Uyghur intellectuals and elites,…

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ARE MALAYSIANS STILL HAVING POSITIVE VIEWS OF CHINA? A REPORT ON A 2016 SURVEY AND BEYOND

GUEST LECTURE ARE MALAYSIANS STILL HAVING POSITIVE VIEWS OF CHINA? A REPORT ON A 2016 SURVEY AND BEYOND by DR. CHOW BING NGEOW Date & Time March 2nd, 2021. Time: 10:00 AM Location This is a closed lecture. In case you are interested in joining please contact organizer Kristina Kironská (kristina.kironska @upol.cz) Abstract Malaysia and China established their diplomatic ties in 1974. Since then, and especially since 1990s, Malaysia-China relations developed rapidly in many fronts,…

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Workshop call: Speaking wild plants in the languages of the global and chinese capitalism

Workshop SPEAKING WILD PLANTS IN THE LANGUAGES OF THE GLOBAL AND CHINESE CAPITALISM Program Introduction 10:00 Sayana Namsaraeva (University of Cambridge) & Natalya Ryzhova (Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic) Panel 1 – Plants and seeds in Imperial and Colonial Encounters Chair: Hedwig Waters (University of Leiden, the Netherlands) 10:15      Stephanie Ziehaus (Palacký University in Olomouc) Soybeans in transfer. Russian imperial expansion and the transfer of knowledge and seeds between Austria, Manchuria, and the…

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Intermedial Translation as Circulation

Chu Tien-wen, Taiwan New Cinema, and Taiwan Literature GUEST LECTURE Intermedial Translation as Circulation Chu Tien-wen, Taiwan New Cinema, and Taiwan Literature Jessica Siu-yin Yeung, SOAS University of London Date & Time Mar 15, 2021 11:30 AM Prague Bratislava Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/96612519725 Abstract We generally believe that literature first circulates nationally and then scales up through translation and reception at an international level. In contrast, I argue that Taiwan literature first attained international acclaim…

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The politics and aesthetics of featuring in post-2017 Chinese hip hop

GUEST LECTURE The politics and aesthetics of featuring in post-2017 Chinese hip hop Dr. Michael Ka-chi Cheuk (Open University of Hong Kong) Date & Time Mar 8, 2021 11:30 AM Prague Bratislava Location Trainee Centre Online https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/94131344555 Abstract A common interest amongst Chinese hip hop scholars concerns the construction of a local youth identity via the negotiation between the logics of hip hop culture, the practices of the local underground hip hop community, and the…

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Survey Lecture 1 – Designing survey questions

GUEST LECTURE Survey Lecture 1 – Designing survey questions Ing. Mgr. Jiří Čeněk, Ph.D., Masaryk University Date & Time 4 March 2021 at 9:00 AM CET Location Trainee Centre Online Closed event Abstract The lecture is focused on a survey design, more specifically on general structure of the questionnaire, order of items and context effects, types of questions, rules of designing questions and response scales. Bio Ing. Mgr. Jiří Čeněk, Ph.D. studied his PhD. of…

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Domestic public opinion and international crisis escalation

GUEST LECTURE Domestic public opinion and international crisis escalation: the shadow of networked nationalism in China by Andrew Chubb (British Academy) Date & Time 24 February 2021 10:00-12:00 CET Location Trainee Centre Online (Closed Event) Abstract In the internet era, diplomatic crises are likely to be handled by governments acting under some level of scrutiny of domestic audiences. Authoritarian states such as the PRC have significant capabilities for attenuating public attention and shaping citizens’ interpretations…

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Plurilingualism in Sino-Malay literature

GUEST LECTURE Plurilingualism in Sino-Malay literature by Tom Hoogervorst Date & Time Time: Feb 24, 2021 09:30 AM Prague Bratislava Location Trainee Centre Online Would you like to join our online talk? Please register here: https://forms.gle/bPukTaQ45rJiHadW6.  Abstract Indonesia’s vernacular printing industry has long featured writers, editors, and entrepreneurs of Chinese descent. In late-colonial times (1870s-1940s), their so-called “Sino-Malay” press reached a great popularity. This presentation aims to trace the linguistic practices of this plurilingual community.…

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Open Science Day

GUEST LECTURE Open Science Day Date & Time 27. 1. 2021, 9:30 CET Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/98270091286 Program 09:30-10:30Open Science in everyday research practiceMgr. Ing. Jiří MarekMasaryk University, Open Content 10:45-11:45Open Access after 2020: H2020 and beyond, FAIR data includedRNDr. Michal Růžička, Ph.D.Masaryk University, OpenAIRE Link of the presentation I Link of the presentation II

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Surveys: Running surveys in Asia

GUEST LECTURE Surveys: Running surveys in Asia: Experience sharing (Closed event) Date & Time Jan 12, 2021 09:00 AM CET Location Trainee Centre Online Abstract Introduction to the ABS/ABS Survey and Questionnaire Design Min-hua Huang and Osbern Huang Maritime Territorial Disputes and China’s Soft Power in East Asia Jason Kuo and Min-hua Huang Southeast Asians’ Perception of China Osbern Huang Feedback on Questionnaire Design/Survey Practicalities: Kai-ping Huang and Mark Weatherall

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Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam

GUEST LECTURE Online lecture by Rachel Harris: Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam Date & Time Jan 7, 2021 04:00 PM CET Location Trainee Centre OnlineLINK HERE Abstract Soundscapes of Uyghur Islam is based on ten years of ethnographic and digital research covering the build-up to the current crisis of securization and mass incarceration in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The book is centred around the religious practice of a group of Uyghur women in a small…

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Virtual workshop: Book Talk – Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central AsiaBook Talk: Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central Asia

Workshop Virtual workshop: Book Talk-Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central Asia Date & Time 14. 12. 2020; 4PM Location Online via Zoom: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/6609624006 Abstract At the close of the nineteenth century, near the end of the Qing empire, Confucian revivalists from central China gained control of the Muslim-majority region of Xinjiang, or East Turkestan. There they undertook a program to transform Turkic-speaking Muslims into Chinese-speaking Confucians, seeking to bind this population and…

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Small is beautiful?

GUEST LECTURE Small is beautiful? Rural transformation and production networks of tea smallholdings in Assam, India: Online lecture by Stefan Schütte Date & Time Dec 2, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97233002427 Abstract India’s tea plantation sector is in deep crisis. Significant changes in the structure of global value chains for tropical commodities transformed the Indian tea industry, where tea production in industrial plantations is partly augmented by smallholder cultivation. Against this background, a…

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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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The narratives of China-Africa brotherly relationships

GUEST LECTURE The narratives of China-Africa brotherly relationships and the realities xenophobia towards Africans migrants in China by Dramane Thombiano Date & Time Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95240162198 Abstract Even with existence of records of ancient contacts between China and Africa, little is known about the extents of these relations. Modern relation between the two dates from Mao Ze Dong’s era after the Communist Party of China won the civil war…

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Land rights of Nomadic peoples

GUEST LECTURE “Land rights of Nomadic peoples“ by Dr. René Kuppe Date & Time Nov 25, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95953176223 Abstract Jérémy Gilbert, an expert on Indigenous Peoples’ land rights law, correctly states: „In most societies nomadic peoples face discrimination. At the heart of this discrimination frequently lies the crucial issue of property in land.“ My presentation will analyse why nomadic peoples have been regarded as having no rights over lands,…

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Interaction between Lexical Tone and Musical Melody in Chinese

GUEST LECTURE Interaction between Lexical Tone and Musical Melody in Chinese by Prof. Lian-Hee Wee Date & Time Nov 6, 2020 12:00 PM Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93650436692 Abstract This talk looks at the conundrum on the dual responsibilities of the vocal folds in singing of songs which lyrics carry lexical tone. If tone is reproduced faithfully in the singing, then singing is speaking, and there would be no such thing as Chinese (or Dinka, Tibetan,…

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Passages to Hunza

GUEST LECTURE Passages to Hunza — From caravan raiding to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor by Hermann Kreutzman Date & Time Nov 4, 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Onlinehttps://cesnet.zoom.us/j/95147763107 Abstract The Hunza Valley has functioned as a thoroughfare for pilgrims and spies, traders and travellers on their way from South Asian down country to Kashgar and Central Asian oases for centuries. People from Hunza were actively engaged in slave trade and caravan raiding until the second…

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Tone in Chinese Languages

GUEST LECTURE Tone in Chinese Languages by Prof. Lian-Hee Wee Date & Time Nov 3, 2020 12:00 PM Location Trainee Centre Online  https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93076522867 Abstract This talk offers a review of what tone is in Chinese languages and how they may be studied, either acoustically, phonologically, dialectologically, or historically. The concept of tone has normally been understood as modulation of pitch corresponding to lexical contrasts. In the context of Chinese languages, these are often studied at…

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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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Online lecture by Hoang Duong Vu Vol. 2

GUEST LECTURE Poverty in Vietnam by Hoang Duong Vu Date & Time 22. 10. 2020 at 2 PM Location Trainee Centre Online via Zoom ↓ https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97586536852 Abstract Poverty reduction is one of the most impressive achievements of Vietnam during the development period.  More importantly, it is not only a reduction in monetary poverty but also in multinational poverty. Additionally, various Vietnamese households have sustainably escaped from poverty. It means that once they escape from poverty they…

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Reacting to China’s RiseReacting to China’s Rise

GUEST LECTURE Reacting to China’s Rise: A Comparison of the Hedging Strategies of Malaysia and the Philippines by Alfred Gerstl Date & Time 21. 10. 2020 at 15:30 PM Location Trainee centre online: https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97741977416 Abstract Due to its geographic location, Southeast Asia is especially affected by the increasing rivalry between the United States and China. Traditionally, most Southeast Asian nations follow a hedging strategy, i.e., they aim to insure themselves against risks and uncertainties stemming…

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Online lecture by Ana Hosne

GUEST LECTURE Chinese views on the European “barbarians” in late Ming and early Qing China (16th – 17th centuries) by Ana Hosne Date & Time 21. 10. 2020 at 2 pm Location Trainee Centre Online via Zoom ↓ https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91015579779 Abstract This lecture focuses on Chinese views of the Europeans – from the arrival of the Portuguese in the South China Sea in the early 16th century, to that of different generations of Jesuit missionaries as…

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Online lecture by Hoang Duong Vu

GUEST LECTURE Current state of investment and problems of investment in Vietnam by Hoang Duong Vu Date & Time 8. 10. 2020 14:00 PM Location Trainee Centre Online via Zoom ↓ https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/91029192109 Abstract From 1986, Vietnam has started transforming into the socialist-oriented market economy and achieved a significant economic improvement. Vietnam is a transition economy that has an impressive GDP growth rate of more than 5% from 2009 to 2018. It couples with locational advantages…

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11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics

WORKSHOP & CONFERENCES 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics Date & Time September 25 – 27, 2020  Location Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic  Abstract The 11th International Conference of the European Association of Chinese linguistics (EACL) will be held in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It will be jointly organized by the EACL board, the Department of Asian Studies, the Sinofon project, the Department of English and American Studies, and the Department of General linguistics, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech…

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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, 2020 3PM 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…

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ONLINE: The Politics of Blaming: The Narrative Battle Between China and the US over Covid-19

Online workshop The Politics of Blaming: the Narrative Battle between China and the US over Covid-19 Date 30 September 2020, 1:00 PM Location ONLINE via Zoom: https://1url.cz/LzDg6  Passcode: 805746 Speakers: Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky & Runya Qiaoan Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are witnessing a surge of nationalism throughout an ostensibly globalized world. In this talk, we focus on the “narrative battle” over COVID-19 that has escalated between China and the US. Guided by a…

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Online lecture by Benjamin Beuerle

GUEST LECTURE How Chinese Actors Influence the Russian Far East´s Environment: Voices in the Russian press (1990s – 2010s) by Benjamin Beuerle Date 22. 7. 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee Centre Online Zoom link HERE Abstract Since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, contacts between the Russian Far East and China have vastly intensified. Chinese investments, trade with China, migration from and to China and scientific exchanges have come to play an important role for…

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Online lecture by Mukaddas Mijit

GUEST LECTURE Uyghur stage performance: From Sanahi Nafis the reformist artistic troupes to Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO) by Mukaddas Mijit Date 15. 7. 2020 10 AM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOM Join Zoom meeting HERE Abstract Uyghur musical art, particularly through its large ensembles of traditional songs and dances, is today mainly performed on professional stages. Broadcast live on television and subsequently shared on the internet, these artistic representations symbolize Uyghur cultural identity. The On…

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Online lecture by Andrei Dörre

GUEST LECTURE Feeding the Mountains: Shifting Foodscapes in High Asia by Andrei Dörre Date & Time 1. 7. 2020 10 AM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOM Join Zoom meeting HERE Abstract High mountains represent fringe areas of the ecumene. Due to the often marginal productivity of locally available resources, high mountain populations commonly rely on external exchange relations to meet their basic needs. Reliable food provision in the high mountains is thus structurally based on…

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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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Online lecture by Dong Jo Shin

GUEST LECTURE ‘Utopian Speak’: Language Assimilation in China’s Yanbian Korean Borderland, 1958-1976 by Dong Jo Shin Date 17. 6. 2020 2:30 PM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOM Join Zoom meeting HERE Abstract China’s ethnically Korean citizens in the Yanbian borderland underwent language suppression during the era of high socialism, driven by a sweeping vocabulary of Maoist social utopianism. As China’s ‘leading ethnic group’, the revolutionary Han undertook an ‘Anti-Local Nationalism’ campaign denunciation advising that ethnic…

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Online lecture by Andreas Mandler

GUEST LECTURE Maintaining Agricultural Livelihoods in Rural Tajikistan: Knowledge Practises Among Smallholder Farmers in the Zerafshan Valley by Andreas Mandler Date & Time 10. 6. 2020 10:00 AM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOM Join Zoom meeting HERE Abstract Due to its mountainous topography, Tajikistan has very little arable land at disposition. However, more than 70% of the Tajik population lives in rural areas. Since national independence, Tajikistan’s agricultural sector, and its rural communities too, undertake…

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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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Online lecture by Thomas Loy

Guest lecture The Jews of Central Asia Between Bukhara and Jerusalem Date & Time 27. 5. 2020 10:00 AM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOMJoin Zoom meeting HERE Abstract In the late 19 th century, wealthy Jews of Central Asia (Russian Turkestan, Bukhara, andAfghanistan) founded a colony outside of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. The ‘Bukharan Neighbourhood’ (Shekhunat ha-Bukharim) quickly developed into the most important cultural and religious centre for Persian speaking Jews.…

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Online lecture by Borjigin Shurentana

GUEST LECTURE The Identity based Dilemma in Mongolia’s Relationship with China Date & Time 20. 5. 2020 10:00 AM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOMJoin Zoom meeting HERE Abstract Abstract: In this paper I evaluate current Sino-Mongolian relationship through focusing on the construction of the relationship between Mongolia and increasing importance of Chinese economic exchanges as it pertains to the formation of contemporary Mongolian identity. The main purpose of my study is to obtain both a…

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Online lecture by Hedwig Amelia Waters

Guest lecture Building merit—the moral economy of illegal resource extraction in the Mongolian borderlands Date & Time 22. 4. 2020 11:00 AM Location Trainee centre ONLINE on ZOOMJoin Zoom meeting HERE Abstract Although the widespread gathering and extraction of small-scale wildlife—like fish, medicinal plants, stone, animals, etc.—is formally illegal and contradicts historical pastoral treatment of the land, the province of Magtaal—the easternmost Mongolian township on the Mongolian/Chinese border—increasingly economically subsists off of these activities. Specifically, the…

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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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Kristina Kironska: The New Era of Sino-Burmese Relations: Changes in the bilateral relationship in view of China’s rise and Myanmar’s reforms

Guest lecture The New Era of Sino-Burmese Relations: Changes in the Bilateral Relationshop in View of China’s rise and Myanmar’s reforms Date 26. 2. 2020 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract In this lecture you will learn about how Myanmar’s relationship with China has evolved from Myanmar (before 1989 Burma) being aligned with China; through Myanmar hedging on the side of the United States; to Myanmar employing a double-hedging strategy with two…

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Luboš Bělka: Six Years in Tibet: the Czechoslovaks in Lhasa 1954-1959

GUEST LECTURE Luboš Bělka: Six Years in Tibet: the Czechoslovaks in Lhasa 1954-1959 Date 15. 1. 2020 14:30 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract The lecture introduces the proposal for a project focused on the processing and subsequent use of research material relating to the unique period of the 1950s, when Czechoslovaks visited the People’s Republic of China; tourism at that time did not exist. The Czechoslovak visitors reported on their experiences through…

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Friedrich Edelmayer: The Sinophone Borderlands in the Context of Global Studies

GUEST LECTURE Friedrich Edelmayer – The Sinophone Borderlands in the Context of Global Studies Date 18. 12. 2019 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract This presentation will deal with different aspects of the interactions between some Chinese influenced border regions and the “outer world”, mainly with the activities of the Spanish and Dutch during the 17th century at the island of Taiwan (Formosa with its European name) and the Portuguese in Macao. The…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 of the Mongol empire. Some authors of some…

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Ishani Naskar: India Neighbourhood Policy and China

GUEST LECTURE 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 relationship between both these countries blow hot and cold. Now the popular understanding about…

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Haowen Jiang: Inclusory constructions in Formosan languages

GUEST LECTURE 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 counterpart of that pronominal in conjunction with that NP. The plural pronominal is then said to be “inclusory”…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 political openings arise, official organizations (which evolve into ‘semi-civil society’)…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 array of the military-party-state’s attempts…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 settled in Taiwan. Between 1979-1988,…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 Destiny (CCD). In this…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 will argue that a shared Liberal heritage unites much of…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 speakers of a language gain access…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 from Proto-Austronesian. Although pragmatic considerations and certain syntactic constructions permit other…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 overseas returnees but also opens a window for foreign academics…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 frames are formed. Despite having no decision-making authority, think tanks participate as securitizing actors in…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 disregard of international law in relation to territorial disputes in Asia and…

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Bill Hayton: The Recent Developments in the South China Sea

GUEST LECTURE 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 left its offshore resources untapped. In all three countries, China’s…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 ago, a Chinese trawler allegedly rammed…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 economically closely linked…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 massacre of the 1989 movement, state repression has been increasing…

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

GUEST LECTURE 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 with China, the more its economic and non-economic policies will or should become aligned with those of China or risk…

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Tuong Vu: Rethinking War and Revolution in Vietnam

GUEST LECTURE Tuong Vu: Rethinking War and Revolution in Vietnam Date June 19, 2019, 10:00-11:00 Location 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 through wars, social revolution, and peaceful development. Vu’s findings show the depth and resilience of their commitment…

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

GUEST LECTURE Jeanne Marie Stumpf-Carome: Ethnography: The Risky Business of Documenting Repression Date May 29, 2019, 10:00-11:30 Location 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 hazards¾not unlike a Chinese Finger Puzzle.  Charged to “Tell it like it is” by Singaporeans without…

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Pascal Abb: Think Tanks in China

GUEST LECTURE 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 prominent voice on the global stage. Significant amounts of money have been made available, mainly to overhaul existing institutes that are tightly…

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

GUEST LECTURE Shogo Suzuki: Will the AIIB trigger off a ‘new round of rivalry’ between China and Japan? Date May 22, 2019, 10:00-11:00 Location 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 to rival and eclipse the Asian Development Bank, where Japan plays a key role. Will the…

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

GUEST LECTURE Adam Yuet Chau: The Indonesian Chinese in Indonesia, China and Hong Kong: Serial Migration and Cultural Identity Date Wednesday, March 22, 2019, 11:00-12:00 Location 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 China in the 1980s, mostly for…

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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 war between China and the USA, warnings against “new colonialism” by the Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, and the EU’s acknowledgement of…

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Mark Beeson: The China Challenge in the Asia Pacific

GUEST LECTURE 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 looks at some of these possibilities in a region in which the United States has…

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

GUEST LECTURE Ian Ja Chong: Where Have I Seen This Before? Colonialism, the Cold War, and China’s Belt and Road Date April, 24, 2019, 10:00 -11:30 Location 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 needed infrastructure, development, capital, and…

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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 migration; historical trajectory of Vietnamese migration to Taiwan; brokerage agents that dominate the process of Vietnamese migration to Taiwan; or living and working conditions of Vietnamese people in…

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

GUEST LECTURE Ian Storey: The South China Sea Dispute: The Key Issues Date March 27, 2019, 13:00-14:30 Location 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 aspects, including the legal, resources, political and strategic dimensions. The speaker will explore the development…

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Wing-Fai Leung: Chinese Cinema in the Era of Capitalisation, Globalisation and Digitalisation

GUEST LECTURE Wing-Fai Leung: Chinese Cinema in the Era of Capitalisation, Globalisation and Digitalisation Date 06 February 2019, 13:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract This talk presents a comparative study of Chinese and Indian freelancers who use the global crowdsourcing platform Upwork. It is the result of research conducted in collaboration with Professors Premilla D’Cruz and Ernesto Noronha of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.  In this lecture, Dr. Leung examines (a) how…

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Wing-Fai Leung: Freelancing globally: Upworkers in China and India, neoliberalisation, and the new international division of labour

GUEST LECTURE Wing-Fai Leung: Freelancing globally: Upworkers in China and India, neoliberalisation, and the new international division of labour Date 05 February 2019, 10:00 Location Trainee centre 3.40, Vodární 6 Abstract This talk presents a comparative study of Chinese and Indian freelancers who use the global crowdsourcing platform Upwork. It is the result of research conducted in collaboration with Professors Premilla D’Cruz and Ernesto Noronha of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.  In this lecture,…

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Lectures by Sergey Abashin

GUEST LECTURE Lectures by Sergey Abashin Ethnic Category in Historic Context: forgotten people and new nations Date 24 January 2019, 10:00 Location Krizkovskeho 14, room KC-1.07 Abstract We are accustomed to calling Central Asian inhabitants Uzbeks, Kyrgyzs, Tajiks, Kazakhs, and Turkmens. However, a little over a hundred years ago, the ethnographic map looked quite different. At that time, Sarts, Kara-Kirghizs, and Kirghiz-Kaisaks comprised the majority of the population. What happened with the names of the…

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Ildikó Bellér-Hann: Homogenization and Fragmentation: knowledge production of the Uyghur elite in Xinjiang during reform socialism

GUEST LECTURE Ildikó Bellér-Hann: Homogenization and Fragmentation: knowledge production of the Uyghur elite in Xinjiang during reform socialism Date 22 January 2019, 10:00 Location Krizkovskeho 14, room KC-1.07 Abstract In my talk I would like to introduce my research project titled “Between homogenization and fragmentation: textual practices as strategies of integration and identity maintenance among the Uyghurs of Xinjiang, China (20th‒21st centuries)” which has been running since 2017 and which is supported by the Danish Velux…

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Victor H. Mair: The Tarim Basin as the Crossroads of Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages

GUEST LECTURE Victor H. Mair: The Tarim Basin as the Crossroads of Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages Date 21 January 2019, 10:00 Location Krizkovskeho 14, room KC-1.07 Abstract Since the glory days of the Silk Road, mainly from about the 2nd c. BC to the 15th c. AD, the importance of the trade routes that passed through Eastern Central Asia was widely recognized.  What was not known were the facts about…

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Nicholas Evans: Waving to the other side: the language of poetry in indigenous Australian song

GUEST LECTURE Nicholas Evans: Waving to the other side: the language of poetry in indigenous Australian song Date 17 December 2018, 14:30 Location Krizkovskeho 10, auditorium 3.05 Abstract Poetry and song are inextricably interwoven in most indigenous Australian traditions. And the poetic masterpieces found across the continent are little-known outside their immediate communities, tied up as they are with the intricacies of the languages they are sung in. As a result, Australia has little awareness…

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Ivan Franceschini: Dreamwork China

GUEST LECTURE Ivan Franceschini: Dreamwork China Date 06. 12. 2018 Location Meeting room 1.25, Křížkovského 10, Olomouc Abstract Dreamwork China is a 2011 documentary by Tommaso Facchin and Ivan Franceschini. In the suburbs of Shenzhen, in Guangdong province, young workers talk about their lives, existences built on a precarious balance between hope, struggles, and wishes for the future. Around them, activists and NGOs strive to give sense and meaning to words like rights, dignity, and equity.…

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Ivan Franceschini: Outsourcing Exploitation: Chinese and Cambodian Garment Workers Compared

GUEST LECTURE Ivan Franceschini: Outsourcing Exploitation: Chinese and Cambodian Garment Workers Compared Date 05. 12. 2018 Location Meeting room 3.40, Vodární 6, Olomouc Abstract In recent years, Cambodian garment workers have often launched extensive, coordinated strikes to demand higher minimum wages and other political concessions. In China, on the contrary, most protests in the garment sector target specific employers and remain contained inside single factories or industrial zones. How to explain these different patterns of…

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Elisa T. Bertuzzo: Archipelagos. From Urbanisation to Translocalisation

GUEST LECTURE Elisa T. Bertuzzo: Archipelagos. From Urbanisation to Translocalisation Date 15. 11. 2018 Location Křížkovského 10, room 1.25, Olomouc Abstract How do increasing movement and mobility impact the production of space in fast urbanising regions? When everyday life is determined by multi-locality and temporary inhabitation, which chances of participation, representation and self-determination do inhabitants retain? The author, who accompanied everyday commuters, seasonal migrants, street vendors, across Bangladesh as well as various states of India…

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Natalia Rhyzova: Survey on China perception

SPEAKER Dr. Natalia Rhyzova TOPIC Survey on China perception; Planning of activity within DU3, DU4, DU7 DURATION 16. 08. 2018 – 23. 08. 2018 LOCATION Trainee centre, room no. 3.40, Vodární Street No. 6, Olomouc CONTENT Consultation and training in connection with survey on public opinion (economic anthropology) Training “Databases and Surveys on Economy at borders: Exchange, validation and evaluation methods” Training within the DU3: Trends in development on Russian-Chinese borders Russian Federation Case Studies…

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