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Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions

Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions

Written by Jana Hermanova Clart, Philip (ed.). Chinese and European Perspectives on the Study of Chinese Popular Religions/Zhongguo minjian zongjiao, minjian xinyang yanjiu zhi Zhong Ou shijiao 中國民間宗教、民間信仰研究之中歐視角. Zhongguo minjian xinyang xilie 中國民間信仰系列, vol. 2. Taibei: Boyang wenhua...

Thomas Jansen15 Mar 2014Leave a comment

Spotlight Taiwan

Spotlight Taiwan

Written by Ming-Yeh Rawnsley Since the establishment of the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan in 2013, there have been a series of vibrant cultural and academic activities promoting Taiwan overseas under the initiative, “Spotlight Taiwan”. I am fortunate enough to be able to attend several of these events, including: “Taiwan in Motion”...

Jonathan Sullivan13 Mar 2014Leave a comment

China goes global

China goes global

Written by Niv Horesh David Shambaugh of George Washington University is one of the world’s best known experts on Sino-American relations, the ideological strands of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) anti-Americanism, and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) modernization. His latest book provides a stock-taking of Chinese global power, both hard...

Jonathan Sullivan12 Mar 2014Leave a comment

Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua: Coming of Age in Troubled Times

Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua: Coming of Age in Troubled Times

Written by Kamila Hladíková Li, Hua. Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua. Coming of Age in Troubled Times. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2011. 227 pp.; ISBN: 9789004202269 (Sinica Leidensia ISSN: 01699563, vol. 102); 92 EUR (hardback)             Not many recent studies from the limited number of works produced on contemporary...

Martin Lavicka06 Mar 2014Leave a comment

Special Lectures of Chinese Studies 2 (ASH/JZ2)

Special Lectures of Chinese Studies 2 (ASH/JZ2)

We would like to cordially invite you to attend eleven lectures by scholars, organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Venue: třída Svobody, 26, Olomouc, Czech Republic Language: English/Czech Entrance: Free Wednesday 19th March 2014 13:15 – 14:45, room: SV-2.22 The Chinese Diaspora in...

Martin Lavicka01 Mar 2014Leave a comment

The China Dream and the China Path

The China Dream and the China Path

Written by Kerry Brown. Zhou Tianyong is one of contemporary China’s finest and most sophisticated economic and political thinkers. A member of the influential, and largely very liberal and open minded, Central Party School in Beijing, he was a co-author of `Fortress Besieged: A Manifesto for Political Reform after the 17th Party Congress’...

Jonathan Sullivan25 Feb 2014One comment

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

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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 ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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