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Contested geographies: old and new connections between the Middle Kingdom and its neighbours

Contested geographies: old and new connections between the Middle Kingdom and its neighbours

International Summer School:  Date: June 6 – 11, 2016 Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Organizers: Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Tuition fee: free of charge Registration deadline: May 22,...

Martin Lavicka12 Apr 2016Leave a comment

Religion in China and its Modern Fate

Religion in China and its Modern Fate

Paul R. Katz. Religion in China and Its Modern Fate: The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press/ Historical Society of Israel, 2014. 264 pp. 10 illus., 2 maps, 2 tables. $40.00 (pb). ISBN: 978-1-61168-543-5. Written by Joachim Gentz Academic books come in different genres to satisfy the great variety of...

Thomas Jansen28 Jan 2016Leave a comment

Building of “New China’s Astronomy” by Václav Laifr

Building of “New China’s Astronomy” by Václav Laifr

Building of “New China’s Astronomy” and the Establishment of New Historiography of Traditional Astronomy in the 1950s and 1960s: An insight from the oral history sources written by Václav Laifr (Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Centre, Charles University in Prague) Annotation: The period of seventeen years before the Cultural...

Martin Lavicka25 Jan 2016Leave a comment

Shanghai Stank: Night Soil Business in Modern Shanghai by Chieko Nakajima

Shanghai Stank: Night Soil Business in Modern Shanghai by Chieko Nakajima

Shanghai Stank: Night Soil Business in Modern Shanghai written by Chieko Nakajima (Assumption College, Worcester)   Annotation: This study examines changes in human waste disposal management in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Shanghai. Human waste was a significant commodity that connected the city with the countryside; its use...

Martin Lavicka14 Jan 2016Leave a comment

12th Lodz East Asia Meeting

12th Lodz East Asia Meeting

12th Lodz East Asia Meeting Overcoming Controversies in East Asia University of Lodz, Poland June 2-3, 2016 The Lodz East Asia Meeting is an annual conference for scholars interested in political, economic and social aspects of Asian affairs. After the success of the last four editions, we wish to continue the meeting as an international event....

Martin Lavicka12 Jan 2016Leave a comment

The choice of syllable and character within the transferring of proper names into Chinese

The choice of syllable and character within the transferring of proper names into Chinese

The choice of syllable and character within the transferring of proper names into Chinese The below presented results are outcome of the project titled The choice of syllable and character within the transcribing of proper names into Chinese, reg. nr. IGA_FF_2014_079, which was realized thanks to special-purpose funding for specific university...

Martin Lavicka09 Jan 2016Leave a comment

EACS 2016 - Call for Papers

EACS 2016 – Call for Papers

Dear colleagues, The 21st conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 23-28, 2016. It is jointly organized by St. Petersburg State University, the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts RAS and the State Hermitage Museum. Scholars from Europe and beyond are invited to submit their paper...

Martin Lavicka21 Dec 2015Leave a comment

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2015: Photo Gallery

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2015: Photo Gallery

Bellow please find pictures taken during the 9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia. This conference was organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc. This conference was held on October 23,...

Martin Lavicka04 Nov 2015Leave a comment

Czech Translation of Chinese Literature: Bibliographical Records

Czech Translation of Chinese Literature: Bibliographical Records

Below please find the Czech Translation of Chinese Literature: Bibliographical Records, in the iPDF format for your...

Martin Lavicka20 Oct 2015Leave a comment

The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014: Proceedings

The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014: Proceedings

Proceedings from the 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Sinological Conference 2014 can be downloaded in the iPDF format clicking on the link below. Proceedings_iPDF In this volume you can find following articles: Wei-lun Lu Use of Translation Corpora as a New Method in Chinese Language Research and Its Pedagogical Implications: The Case of Viewpoint...

Martin Lavicka20 Oct 2015Leave 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...

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

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