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Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges

Official title of the project: Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges
Reg. Project number: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791
Call: 02_16_019 Excellent Research
Operational Program: OP Research, Development and Education
Project duration: 1. 7. 2018 – 30. 6. 2023
Budget: 175 304 059,50 CZK

Project leader: Mgr. Ondřej Kučera, Ph.D.
Recipient: Palacky University Olomouc
Project acronym: Sinophone Borderlands or SINOFON

Annotation: The main objective of this project is to present a unique concept of the sinophone world based on interregional dialogue and provide a new angle on the global impact of the rise of China. Political, economic, linguistic and sociological analyses will be presented to both Czech and EU politicians. The research team is strengthened by scholars from abroad, carrying out cross -cultural interdisciplinary field research in Taiwan, Russia, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and in other regions and countries.

The infrastructure of the Research Centre will be modernized and three laboratories will be established within the project (Language, Computer analyses and Material culture laboratories).  These will make it possible to better analyze and understand animosity between competition and cooperation processes and indentify current trends in migration activity between China and the outside world.

Contact person:Petra Vaculíková (Project Manager) – petra.vaculikova@upol.cz; phone: 774 274 252

GLOBAL VIEWS ON CHINA

As part of the Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the Edges project, a series of large-scale representative surveys of public opinion are conducted investigating global views of China. The first such survey was run in September 2020 in 13 European countries – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Latvia, Serbia, and Russia. The next survey is planned for 2021 in selected Asian countries.

2020 in a nutshell

With the beginning of a new decade we would like to reflect on what our institute and especially its researchers achieved in 2020.
So please lay back while we present you the numbers that defined 2020 for us.

52

Guests visited us

27

Published articles

10

Visited countries

10

Conferences & Workshops

  • International guests

    In 2020 we had 52 guests visiting us offline and online. These were from 24 different countries and 45 different Institutions. Among these were prestigious institutions e.g. George Washington University, Harvard University, RSIS Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, University of Copenhagen, University of Manchester.

  • Publications

    27 Articles were published in academic journals by our researchers in 2020

    - Celebration of Nowruz in Bukhara and Samarkand in Ritual Practice and Social Discourses (the Second Half of the 19th to Early 20th Centuries)
    - Chemical and Microscopic Analyses of The Afghan Turkmen Ersari Tribe Headdres
    - Claiming Heritage: the Manas Epic between China and Kyrgyzstan
    - In the Case of Protosemiosis: Indexicality vs. Iconicity of Proteins
    - Rhythms of nutag: Slowness and Deceleration in Inner Asian Mobilities
    - State–society relations under a new model of control in China: Graduated control 2.0
    - Intonational Morphology
    - Vietnamese Organized Crime in the Czech Republic

  • Fieldworks and visited conferences

    In 2020 our researchers visited 10 countries.
    These are:
    Turecko 2x
    Tchajwan 1x
    Slovensko 2x
    Německo 1x
    Rusko 3x
    Maďarsko 1x
    Velká Británie 2x
    Japonsko 1x
    USA 1x
    Čína 1x

  • Surveys

    In 2020 our team launched a series of large-scale representative surveys of public opinion investigating global views of China. The first such survey was run in September 2020 in 13 European countries - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Latvia, Serbia, and Russia. As a result several reports were published, e.g.

    European public opinion on China in the age of COVID-19: Differences and common ground across the continent

  • Conferences and workshops

    In 2020 our project organized 4 conferences and workshops. These were on the topics of:

    - Workshop on publishing in International Journals (10-14.2.2020)
    - Southeast Asia´s and Russia´s Relations with China (29.1.2020)
    - Survey workshop – European attitudes towards China during the time of Covid (2.-4.11.2020)
    - Virtual workshop: Xinjiang colloquim (13.11.2020)

2020 Infographics

10 visited countries:
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2020 in a nutshell

Profiles of scientists

František Kratochvíl, MA. Ph.D.

Project position: External researcher


East and Southeast Asia

Ing. Mgr. Richard Turcsányi, Ph.D.

Project position: Key researcher


East Asia

Martin Rychlík, Ph.D. et Ph.D.​

Senior researcher


Taiwan, The Philippines, Japan

Dr. Natalia Ryzhova

Project position: Key researcher, Excellent researcher


Russia - The Russian Far East; China - Heilongjiang Province

Mag. Dr. Alfred Gerstl, MIR

Project position: External researcher


East and Southeast Asia

Mgr. Runya Qiaoan, Ph.D.

SENIOR RESEARCHER


Mainland China

Mgr. Kamila Hladíková, Ph.D.

Senior researcher


China, Tibet

Ing. MSSc. Kristina Kironska, Ph.D.

Senior researcher


Asia, Myanmar, Taiwan, China

Dr. Rune Steenberg

Excellent researcher


Xinjiang, Central Asia, Turkey,

Doc. PhDr. Martin Soukup, Ph.D.

Senior researcher


Papua New Guinea, Philippines, India

PhDr. Tereza Hejzlarová, Ph.D.

senior researcher


Russian Federation and Uzbekistan

They wrote about us

IIAS

A Moravian view of Asia

Asymptote

Weekly Dispatches from the Front Lines of World Literature

FINMAG

Antropologie bolesti podle Martina Soukupa

Geography.cz

Terénní výzkum v papuánské komunitě Nungon 2019

Vesmir.cz

Olomouc v sousedství Číny

Žurnál UPOL

Univerzita chystá mezinárodní diskuzi o dopadech novodobé Hedvábné stezky

FF UPOL

Výzkum UP bude mít zásadní dopad na vnímání vlivu Číny

Týden.cz

Čeští vědci hodlají studovat vliv Číny na politiku i společnost

Parlamentní listy

Vědci zakládají centrum, bádající o nebezpečí Číny. Do Olomouce si k tomu přivezou experty i z USA

Aspekt

Sinofonní příhraničí – interakce na okraji

Žurnál UPOL

Australský jazykovědec má přednášky na FF

Žurnál Online

Přízemí FF nabídlo originální výstavu pokrývek a ozdob hlavy

Věda výzkum

Vědci z Univerzity Palackého budou zkoumat, jaké je sousedit s Čínou

Žurnál UPOL

Vědci z Univerzity Palackého budou zkoumat, jaké je sousedit s Čínou

iDnes.cz

Olomoučtí vědci budou za 175 milionů zkoumat, jaké je to sousedit s Čínou

iREGIONY

Olomoučtí vědci budou za 175 milionů zkoumat, jaké je to sousedit s Čínou

Věda výzkum

Stamiliony i pro zdravé stárnutí

Photogallery

Photos from field work

Photos from events