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The Internet and Taiwan’s New Civic Movement

The Internet and Taiwan’s New Civic Movement

Written by Ben Goren. In “The Internet and Taiwan’s New Civic Movement in the Information Age” (Asiascape: Digital Asia 1-2 (2014) 54-77), Hung Chin-fu examines the role of the internet and information communication technologies (ICT) in enabling the revival of civic movements in Taiwan. He does so using the example of a case of military...

Jonathan Sullivan21 May 2014Leave a comment

Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China

Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China

Written by Samantha Hoffman. Timothy Hildebrandt, Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). Timothy Hildebrandt’s book on social organizations in China is a thought-provoking assessment of how Chinese NGOs’ adapt to and interact with the state in a complex political and economic...

Jonathan Sullivan21 May 20144 comments

Lectures and Workshop by Professor Takahashi Tōru, May 2014: Photo Gallery

Lectures and Workshop by Professor Takahashi Tōru, May 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken during the lectures and workshop by our guest professor Takahashi Tōru, which took place between May 5th and May 7th, 2014. For more information about lectures, please...

Martin Lavicka10 May 2014Leave a comment

Special Lectures of Chinese Studies 2 (ASH/JZ2), March-May 2014: Photo Gallery

Special Lectures of Chinese Studies 2 (ASH/JZ2), March-May 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken during the Special Lectures of Chinese Studies, which took place between March and May, 2014. Lecturers Martina Rysová, Lucie Olivová, Jana Heřmanová, Pavlína Krámská, Dušan Vávra, Pavel Šíndelář, Gabriela Krajíčková, Kateřina Hradilová and Martin Šturdík introduced interesting...

Martin Lavicka08 May 2014Leave a comment

Selected Topics on Contemporary China, April 2014: Photo Gallery

Selected Topics on Contemporary China, April 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken during the lectures on Selected Topics on Contemporary China, which took place between April 1st and April 9th, 2014. Lecturers Nikolay Samoylov,  Lim Boon Hock,  Luigi Tomba, Jonathan Unger, Anita Chan and  Kay-Wah Chan introduced interesting topics to those interested. For more information...

Martin Lavicka06 May 2014Leave a comment

Weiwei-isms

Weiwei-isms

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Larry Warsh (Ed.), Weiwei-isms (2013). Princeton University Press. When my copy of this book arrived in the mail I thought there must be some mistake. I was researching a paper on Ai Weiwei’s online activities and assumed it would be similar to Lee Ambrozy’s comprehensive and diligently curated collection of...

Jonathan Sullivan30 Apr 2014Leave a comment

The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014

The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014

Conference Details Dates: November 7 – 8, 2014 Venue: Art Centre, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic (map) Conference language: English, Czech, Slovak Registration fee: Free of charge Program of the conference can be downloaded here To attend this conference as a visitor, please register here The Czech and Slovak Sinological...

Martin Lavicka29 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Language Stereotypes in Contemporary Taiwan

Language Stereotypes in Contemporary Taiwan

Written by Ben Goren. Long-term foreign residents of Taiwan who have a certain level of linguistic fluency in the nation’s official language of Mandarin, will likely at some point have found themselves stymied by conversations which are suddenly interspersed with words, idioms, and vernacular derived from some of Taiwan’s other languages. It...

Jonathan Sullivan29 Apr 20142 comments

Experiencing China’s verticality and exposing abstractions in altitude

Experiencing China’s verticality and exposing abstractions in altitude

Written by Marijn Nieuwenhuis. I have spent two years in China, but I visited the country on three separate occasions. The first time, in 2006, was as part of a field trip with the University of Manchester’s Institute for Development. We visited the famous wonders of industrialisation that comprise the so-called ‘Pearl River Delta.’ It is...

Jonathan Sullivan28 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers

Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers

Written by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee (李榭熙) Liu, Yonghua. Confucian Rituals and Chinese Villagers: Ritual Change and Social Transformation in a Southeastern Chinese Community, 1368–1949. Religion in Chinese Societies, vol. 6. Leiden and Boston: E. J. Brill, 2013. xv, 326 pp. EUR 125.00/US$ 162.00 (hc). ISBN: 9789004257245. Yonghua Liu 劉永華 of...

Thomas Jansen25 Apr 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

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

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