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Early Medieval China Workshop

Early Medieval China Workshop

Dates: December 5–7, 2014 Organizers: EU project CHINET, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic & The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic Workshop venue: Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, třída Svobody 26, Olomouc,...

Martin Lavicka27 Nov 2014Leave a comment

CHINATOWNS: Global, Cultural and Economic Capsules of Continental China?

CHINATOWNS: Global, Cultural and Economic Capsules of Continental China?

Written by Dušan Lužný and Petra Tlčimuková During the year 2013 we had the opportunity to visit two Chinatowns in the U.S. The first visit was to a Chinatown in New York City. Chinatowns are, to our eyes, a fascinating phenomenon. Our fascination lies partly in the fact that there are no Chinatowns present within the Czech Republic. However,...

Martin Lavicka26 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Why Taiwan Matters

Why Taiwan Matters

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Shelley Rigger, Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Millions of Taiwanese will go to the polls on Saturday Nov 29 to elect over eleven thousand public officials. It is an extraordinary democratic exercise. The many campaigns have passed off with minimal...

Jonathan Sullivan25 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Democratizing Taiwan

Democratizing Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Democratizing Taiwan by J. Bruce Jacobs (Brill; 2012) On Saturday Nov 29, Taiwan will conduct a range of local elections that are historic in scale. The number of positions up for grabs (over eleven thousand), the size of the electorate (over 18 million) and the range of offices (from Mayor of Taipei to head of local...

Jonathan Sullivan23 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Anthropology of Contemporary Chinese Societies

Anthropology of Contemporary Chinese Societies

Dates: 24 November to 4 December 2014 Venue: Center for Chinese Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (Joštova St. 220/13 (building M.), Brno, Czech Republic) Lecturers: Dr Fang-long Shih and Mr Stuart Thompson (Taiwan Research Programme London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom) Detailed programme Course...

Martin Lavicka21 Nov 2014Leave a comment

The long shadow of Taiwan’s one-party legacy

The long shadow of Taiwan’s one-party legacy

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Mikael Mattlin, (2011) Politicized Society: The long shadow of Taiwan’s one-party legacy (Copenhagen: NIAS). Taiwan is in the middle of an historic democratic exercise, which will culminate on November 29 when millions of Taiwanese will choose over 11000 local representatives to serve them. The scale of the exercise...

Jonathan Sullivan19 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Government and Politics in Taiwan

Government and Politics in Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Dafydd Fell, (2011) Government and Politics in Taiwan (London: Routledge). On November 29, millions of Taiwanese voters will go to the polls to choose a range of local officials in historic 9-in-1 elections. If readers find themselves bamboozled by the complexities of competition for over 11000 public positions,...

Jonathan Sullivan17 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration and Community since 1870

Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration and Community since 1870

Written by Petra Tlčimuková Ling, Huping. Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2012. The historical process of establishing Chinese communities abroad has been paid a lot of attention by scholars. In the case of Chicago, the publication Chinese Chicago: Race,...

Martin Lavicka13 Nov 2014Leave a comment

China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture

China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture

Written by Naomi Thurston. Yang Huilin. China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture. Edited by Zhang Jing. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2014. x+264 pages. Hardback, US$ 59.95. ISBN 978-1-4813-0017-9. China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture is the second English volume introducing recent works by the Chinese contemporary...

Thomas Jansen12 Nov 2014Leave a comment

“Contested” Multiculturalism to “Localized” Multiculturalism: Chinese and Vietnamese Youth in Osaka, Japan

“Contested” Multiculturalism to “Localized” Multiculturalism: Chinese and Vietnamese Youth in Osaka, Japan

Written by Martin Šturdík Okubo, Yuko. “From “Contested” Multiculturalism to “Localized” Multiculturalism: Chinese and Vietnamese Youth in Osaka, Japan.” Anthropological Quarterly 68.4 (2013): 995-1030. Print. In her article published in 2013 in the Anthropological Quarterly, Vol. 68, No. 4, p. 995–1030, Yuko Okubo draws...

Martin Lavicka12 Nov 2014Leave a comment

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Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

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