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An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese

An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese

Written by Tereza Motalová ŠČIGULINSKÁ, Jana; SCHUSTEROVÁ, Denisa. An Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken Chinese. Palacký University in Olomouc, First Published 2014, 129 p. ISBN 978-80-244-4192-4 The book published in 2014 under the title of The Application of the Menzerath-Altmann Law to Contemporary Spoken...

Martin Lavicka24 Jun 2015Leave a comment

Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries

Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries

Written by Stephanie Hemelryk Donald I was recently at the award announcement for a photographic competition run jointly with the cityScopio project, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Universities of Porto and Liverpool. The subject was Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries, and could, in principle, have featured images...

Martin Lavicka23 Jun 2015Leave a comment

Ritual Substitutions: Theories of Ritual from Classical China, lecture by  Prof. Michael Puett

Ritual Substitutions: Theories of Ritual from Classical China, lecture by Prof. Michael Puett

Ritual Substitutions: Theories of Ritual from Classical China lecture by  Prof. Michael Puett (Harvard University) Date: Monday, June 15, 2015, 16:00 – 17:30 Venue: room 118, Celetná 20, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague Leaflet can be downloaded here. One of the more exciting recent developments in the humanities and social...

Martin Lavicka11 Jun 2015Leave a comment

A Course in Linguistics

A Course in Linguistics

Written by Denisa Shusterová CHUNG, Raung-fu. A Course in Linguistics. Cosmos Culture Ltd., First Published 2014, 255 p. ISBN 978-986-3181-46-0 The author of the book A Course in Linguistics is Raung-fu Chung, currently Chair professor in the Department of Applied English, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology. The book was...

Martin Lavicka10 Jun 2015Leave a comment

Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China

Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China

Tsai Yen-zen, ed., Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2013. xi+388 pages. Paperback, 500 NT$. ISBN: 978-986-6475-46-7. Written by Esther-Maria Guggenmos This book presents and discusses the results of the Religious Experience Survey in Taiwan (henceforth REST), a new survey that complements...

Thomas Jansen08 Jun 2015Leave a comment

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

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

9th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia Organizers: Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic Conference date: October 23, 2015 Conference venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 14, Czech Republic Conference language: English Conference theme: Contemporary Trends in East...

Martin Lavicka29 May 2015Leave a comment

Chinese Business Conversation

Chinese Business Conversation

Written by David Uher Slaměníková, Tereza and Guo Yiying: Chinese Business Conversation. Brno: Edika 2014, 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-266-0382-5. Chinese Business Conversation was published last year in the Brno publishing house Edika by two authors Mgr. Tereza Slaměníková, a lecturer in Chinese philology at the Department of Asian Studies,...

Martin Lavicka29 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #7: Taiwan's democracy in comparative perspective

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #7: Taiwan’s democracy in comparative perspective

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Taiwan is one of a number of democracies that began their transition around the same time; sometimes referred to in Huntington’s terminology as ‘Third Wave’ democracies. Taiwan’s experience of democracy has rendered it an increasingly common subject of comparative research, further aided by participation in a...

Jonathan Sullivan27 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #6: National identity & nationalism

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #6: National identity & nationalism

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Throughout democratization and into the democratic era, questions around national identity, Taiwan’s current and future status, and relations with China have been an inescapable and highly contested feature of the political landscape. Indeed, as the sophisticated study by Wachman 1994 shows, national identity and...

Jonathan Sullivan26 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #5: Media & political communications

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #5: Media & political communications

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. During most of the KMT’s one party rule, the media were tightly controlled by the party-state, and played a key role, alongside the education system, of establishing and sustaining the hegemony of nationalist Chinese narratives. This dominance first started to come under pressure from unofficial media in the early...

Jonathan Sullivan22 May 20152 comments

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

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