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Building Trust and Boundaries: Fieldwork in Shanghai

Building Trust and Boundaries: Fieldwork in Shanghai

Written by Qin Shao. In January 2004, I started my first six months of field research in Shanghai for a book project, Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity. Since then and until 2012, I returned to China for fieldwork in most of the summers and frequently exchanged emails and phone calls with the residents as their cases were...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Intensive course - Change is Nigh, April 2014: Photo Gallery

Intensive course – Change is Nigh, April 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken during the intensive course by our guest Dr. Lukas Pokorny, which focused on the development and the millenarian dimension of selected East Asian (i.e. Korean, Japanese, Chinese/Taiwanese, Vietnamese) new religious movements (NRMs). This course took place between April 7th and April 11th, 2014. For...

Martin Lavicka18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

China’s Fish Soup for the Soul

China’s Fish Soup for the Soul

Written by Julie Yu-Wen Chen. The image above shows recent best-selling books in a book store in China. Although the ranking of best-selling books in this store might not be the same as in others, it is still interesting to see what is appealing to Chinese people’s reading tastes these days. The practice of religion is still monitored and...

Jonathan Sullivan15 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Summer School - China and Its Neighbours: Threats and Opportunities, July 2014

Summer School – China and Its Neighbours: Threats and Opportunities, July 2014

International Summer School Dates: July 7 – 12, 2014 Venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Organizers: Project CHINET & Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc Summer school tuition fee: Free of charge Language: English (advanced English skills required) Information in pdf can be downloaded...

Martin Lavicka14 Apr 20142 comments

Summer School of Chinese Linguistics, June-July 2014

Summer School of Chinese Linguistics, June-July 2014

International Summer School Dates: June 30 – July 5, 2014 Venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Tuition fee: free of charge Language: English Organizers: Project CHINET, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Information in pdf can be downloaded here Program of the summer school can be...

Martin Lavicka14 Apr 2014Leave a comment

SETC, April 2014: Photo Gallery

SETC, April 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken at the Conference on Socio-Economic Transition of China. This Conference took place at the Art Center of Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, between April 3rd and April 6th, 2014. You can find more pictures in our flickr...

Martin Lavicka09 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty

Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty

Written by Oliver Weingarten Sanft, Charles. 2014. Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China: Publicizing the Qin Dynasty. SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. ISBN: 978-1-4384-5037-7. $85. Traditional historiography has long disparaged the Qin dynasty as a tyrannical regime...

Martin Lavicka05 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Indigenous Elements in Tibetan Religions, February 2014: Photo Gallery

Indigenous Elements in Tibetan Religions, February 2014: Photo Gallery

Below please find some of the pictures taken at the Workshop on Indigenous Elements in Tibetan Religions. This Workshop took place at the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, on February 15th,...

Martin Lavicka01 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Russian-Japanese Mutual Images, lecture by Prof. Nikolay Samoylov

Russian-Japanese Mutual Images, lecture by Prof. Nikolay Samoylov

Project CHINET and the Department of Asian Studies would like to cordially invite you to attend the lecture by prof. Nikolay Samoylov, Deputy Director of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Faculty of Asian & African Studies, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Russian-Japanese Mutual Images Date: March 31, 11:30 – 13: 00 Venue:...

Martin Lavicka25 Mar 2014Leave a comment

Selected Topics on Contemporary China, April 1-9, 2014

Selected Topics on Contemporary China, April 1-9, 2014

We would like to cordially invite you to attend ten lectures by renowned scholars, organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Venue: třída Svobody, 26, Olomouc, Czech Republic map Language: English Entrance: Free program in pdf / printer-friendlier version Tuesday 1st April 2014 15:00–16:30,...

Martin Lavicka21 Mar 2014Leave a comment

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