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Screen of Kings. Royal Art and Power in Ming China.

Screen of Kings. Royal Art and Power in Ming China.

Written by Jakub Hrubý Clunas, Craig. 2013. Screen of Kings. Royal Art and Power in Ming China. London: Reaktion Books. ISBN: 978-1-78023-103-7. $ 57. The reviewed book represents a highly successful attempt to revise our understanding of the role of the imperial kin during the Ming dynasty and the functioning of Ming society as a whole. Even...

Martin Lavicka05 Jan 2015Leave a comment

Lectures by Allison R. Miller and Jan Vihan

Lectures by Allison R. Miller and Jan Vihan

Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc and project CHINET would like to cordially invite you to two lectures: Allison R. Miller, Ph.D. Department of Art and Art History, Southwestern University A Retreat from Naturalism: Re-thinking the Terracotta Warriors of the Han Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10:30 – 12:00,...

Martin Lavicka31 Dec 2014Leave a comment

Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan

Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan

Written by Martin Šturdík Mitsuaki Kojima. Foreign Policy Journal. Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan. June 30, 2014. Available online at: http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/30/three-hurdles-to-realize-a-collective-security-arrangement-in-japan/2/ East Asia is a region where the world’s most powerful...

Martin Lavicka11 Dec 2014Leave a comment

Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü Zhuan of Liu Xiang

Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü Zhuan of Liu Xiang

Written by Oliver Weingarten Kinney, Anne Behnke. 2014. Exemplary Women of Early China: The Lienü Zhuan of Liu Xiang. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN:  978-0231163095. $35. The following episode can be considered fairly representative of numerous moralising narratives in the imperial librarian Liu Xiang’s 劉向 (79–8 BCE)...

Martin Lavicka03 Dec 2014Leave a comment

Lectures by Professor Virginia Marcus and Professor Marvin Marcus

Lectures by Professor Virginia Marcus and Professor Marvin Marcus

Department of Asian Studies and CHINET project would like to cordially invite you to attend the lectures: December 9, 2014 9:45 – 11:15 I. Performing Culture: Learning How to Play the Game Prof Virginia Marcus (Washington University, St. Louis) 11:30 – 13:00  II. Japanese Failures, Eccentrics, and Misfits: Reflections on the Margins of...

Martin Lavicka01 Dec 2014Leave a comment

The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference, November 2014: Photo Gallery

The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference, November 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken during the 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference in Olomouc, which was organized by the project CHINET together with the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University...

Martin Lavicka01 Dec 2014Leave a comment

The EU, the US and China – Towards a New International Order?

The EU, the US and China – Towards a New International Order?

Review by Jiří Lach[1] Jing MEN – Wei SHEN (eds.), The EU, the US and China – Towards a New International Order? Cheltenham – Northampton (Mass.), Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. 2014, IX + 202 pp. ISBN 978 1 78100 346 6 This book, written by researchers and academics renowned in different fields from political science and international...

Martin Lavicka30 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Ideograms in Modern Chinese

Ideograms in Modern Chinese

Written by David Uher Slaměníková, Tereza: Ideogramy v moderní čínštině. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci 2013, 164 s. ISBN 978-80-244-3909-9. Tereza Slaměníková’s work Ideograms in Modern Chinese represents a grammatological study, which is small in range but undoubtedly significant in its content. Unfortunately it is...

Martin Lavicka29 Nov 2014Leave a comment

The Ethnography of China

The Ethnography of China

Written by Dušan Lužný Šíndelář Pavel, Etnografie Číny. Brno: Masaryk University, 2014. (open access download) This work represents a study text, the aim of which is to provide a further understanding of China and its people, or rather an understanding of the diversity of the groups that make up the ethnic and cultural mosaic of the...

Martin Lavicka28 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo

Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo

Written by Adam Horálek David Joseph Lorenzo, Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2013, x + 257 p., ISBN 978-1-4214-0917-7 Recently, the world’s eyes have focused on the development of a pro-democratic movement in Hong Kong refusing the...

Martin Lavicka27 Nov 2014Leave a comment

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