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Factory Girls

Factory Girls

Written by Jonathan Sullivan Leslie T. Chang (2008) Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China. New York: Doubleday.     It might seem odd to review a book that was published in 2008, especially one that in the intervening 6 years has received so much attention and so many accolades. Somehow, Leslie T. Chang’s wonderful Factory...

Jonathan Sullivan21 Feb 2014Leave a comment

Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China

Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China

Written by Naomi Thurston Daily, Christopher A. Robert Morrison and the Protestant Plan for China. Royal Asiatic Society Books. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2013. xiii, 261 pp. US$60.00 (hb). ISBN 978-988-8208-03-6 Robert Morrison (Ma Lixun 馬禮遜, 1782–1834), as sympathetic biographers have long argued, was a pioneer...

Thomas Jansen12 Feb 2014Leave a comment

Intensive course: "Change is Nigh": Millenarian Beliefs in East Asian New Religious Movements

Intensive course: “Change is Nigh”: Millenarian Beliefs in East Asian New Religious Movements

Lecturer: Dr. Lukas Pokorny (University of Aberdeen, Stockholm University) Dates: April 7 (Mo) –  April 11 (Fri), 2014 Venue: Faculty of Arts, Palacký University, Olomouc Language: English The focus of this course will be on the development and the millenarian dimension of selected East Asian (i.e. Korean, Japanese, Chinese/Taiwanese,...

Martin Lavicka11 Feb 20143 comments

Creative Industries in China: Art, Design and Media

Creative Industries in China: Art, Design and Media

Written by Jonathan Sullivan Michael Keane, Creative Industries in China: Art, Design and Media, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013.  As Michael Keane puts it in his comprehensive survey of the “creative industries”, the idea that creativity is essential for China’s continuing development is uncontroversial in Chinese intellectual and...

Jonathan Sullivan22 Jan 2014Leave a comment

Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Written by Jonathan Sullivan Cara Wallis, Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones, New York: New York University Press, 2013.  Cara Wallis’ ethnographic study of young migrant women working in Beijing’s restaurants, beauty parlours and markets is an exploration of the cultural, social, aesthetic and economic dimensions...

Jonathan Sullivan10 Jan 2014Leave a comment

Workshop: Indigenous Elements in Tibetan Religions, February 15, 2014

Workshop: Indigenous Elements in Tibetan Religions, February 15, 2014

Date: February 15, 2014 (Saturday)  Venue: Palacký University, Olomouc, Department of Asian Studies, Třída Svobody 26, Room: 3.40 Registration: here Registration deadline: February 10, 2014 For practical information regarding transportation and the exact location of the Department of Asian Studies please visit here. Detailed Program can be...

Martin Lavicka10 Jan 2014Leave a comment

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Philosophy’ Section by Dr. Suter

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Philosophy’ Section by Dr. Suter

The Philosophy section of Chinet is dedicated to the academic engagement with Chinese philosophy in the broadest sense of the expression. It is concerned both with philosophical investigations of Chinese texts from all periods, and with scholarly research on arguably philosophical texts from the pre-modern period. Our aim is to offer a forum as...

Martin Lavicka22 Dec 2013Leave a comment

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Linguistics’ Section by Dr. Suter

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Linguistics’ Section by Dr. Suter

The Linguistics section of Chinet is dedicated to linguistic research on the languages of China. This includes modern standard Chinese, contemporary varieties of Chinese, all forms of pre-modern Chinese, as well as non-Sinitic languages spoken on the territory of present-day China and along its borders. Chinet concentrates on research in...

Martin Lavicka22 Dec 2013Leave a comment

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Taiwan Literature’ Section by Dr. Dluhošová

Editorial Foreword to the ‘Taiwan Literature’ Section by Dr. Dluhošová

This section of the review platform will primarily focus on Taiwan literature. We welcome book reviews, review articles, or state of the field reports. Because English-language publications on Taiwan literature are not so numerous, we especially welcome reviews of books in other European languages and in Chinese. We do not view Taiwan...

Martin Lavicka20 Dec 2013Leave a comment

Editorial Foreword to the ‘History’ Section by Dr. Hrubý

Editorial Foreword to the ‘History’ Section by Dr. Hrubý

The History section of the CHINET platform aims to present reviews of recent scholarly publications and research outputs in the wide field of Chinese history. The decision of what is and what isn’t part of Chinese history is a difficult one as it is connected to our very perception of China as an entity as well as an object of study. The sheer...

Martin Lavicka15 Dec 2013Leave 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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