Conceptualization, Methodology and Research on Sinophone Borderlands and the Interactions on the Edges

Date & Time

November 02 – 04, 2022


Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Art, Palacký UniversityTř. Svobody 26, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic

The venue to be announced.



Sinophone Borderlands” is a classical representative of post-area studies – an interdisciplinary phenomenon encompassing various geographical locations inhabited by diverse political entities covering a wide range of socio-political and religious regimes, and at the same time, a dynamic space inhabited by many ethnic groups with very diverse cultures. This combination of such different political environments and socio-cultural spaces creates a unique study field that is highly interesting and yet highly challenging: it is a phenomenon that is extremely difficult to spatially delineate, conceptualize, theoretically frame, and analyze. 

The Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Art, Palacký University in Olomouc hosts the research project Sinophone Borderlands, the Interactions at the Edges (, which targets “Sinophone borderlands” as its object of study. As we draw near to the end of the project, we are organizing a workshop dedicated to “Sinophone Borderlands’. We are soliciting papers related to its conceptualization, methodology as well as research studies in the following target areas:

  • Linguistics and literature
  • Socio-cultural anthropology
  • Material culture, industries, and modernization
  • Political science and international relations
  • Economy, development, and sustainability
  • Migration and mobilities
  • Economy, industries, and modernization
  • Identities and modernizing discourse
  • State-society Nexus facing 21st Century Challenge
  • Security and Borders


Deadline: Please send your abstract (up to 300 words, excluding references) to or your other main host by September 30, 2022.

The travel expenses and accommodation for the selected participants will be covered by the organizer (with the per diem).