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Taiwan 2016. Reading List #3: Parties and the Legislature

Taiwan 2016. Reading List #3: Parties and the Legislature

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Political parties have played a determining role in the shape and outcome of democratization processes in Taiwan. For much of the early democratization era the KMT was the only party, and much research has focused on the behaviour, composition and evolution of the party. Hood 1997 provides a balanced analysis of the...

Jonathan Sullivan18 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #2: The Presidency

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #2: The Presidency

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. The ROC President is the single most visible political actor in Taiwan and much of the literature charting Taiwan’s progress towards democracy and democratic consolidation has focused on respective presidencies. Although Chiang Kai-shek cannot take any credit for the political liberalization that occurred after his...

Jonathan Sullivan13 May 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016: Annotated reading list #1 Democratization

Taiwan 2016: Annotated reading list #1 Democratization

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. In the second half of the 20th Century, Taiwan evolved from a colonial backwater under one-party rule to become an exemplar of equal economic development and peaceful democratization. During the past thirty years elections have constituted important milestones and strongly contested political competition to control...

Jonathan Sullivan09 May 2015Leave a comment

International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia 2015

International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia 2015

International Summer School on Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism in Asia Date: June 22 – 27, 2015 Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Organizers: Project CHINET & Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc Tuition fee: free of charge Registration...

Martin Lavicka06 May 2015Leave a comment

International Summer School of Chinese Linguistics 2015

International Summer School of Chinese Linguistics 2015

International Summer School of Chinese Linguistics Date: June 22 – 27, 2015 Venue: Křížkovského 14, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic Organizers: Project CHINET & Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc Tuition fee: free of charge Registration: here Registration...

Martin Lavicka06 May 2015Leave a comment

Prosodic Grammar of Chinese

Prosodic Grammar of Chinese

Written by Zuzana Pospěchová Švarný, Oldřich, and David Uher. Prozodická Gramatika Čínštiny. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého V Olomouci, 2014. The authors of the newly published book entitled Prosodic Grammar of Chinese are professor emeritus of the Palacky University prof. PhDr. Oldrich Svarny, CSc. and Mgr. David Uher, PhD., a pedagogue...

Martin Lavicka04 May 2015Leave a comment

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Written by Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley. The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) held its 12th Annual Conference at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 8-10 April 2015. The annual EATS conference is a major academic event in the expanding field of Taiwan Studies. It offers an ideal forum for researchers from within and outside...

Jonathan Sullivan27 Apr 2015Leave a comment

Conference on the History and Culture of Early Medieval China

Conference on the History and Culture of Early Medieval China

Conference on the History and Culture of Early Medieval China Date: May 11, 2015 Time: 10:00 – 18:00 Organizers: EU project CHINET, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic & The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic Conference venue:...

Martin Lavicka21 Apr 20152 comments

Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable?

Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable?

Written by Adam Horálek James Leibold (2013): Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable? Policy Studies 68. Honolulu: East-West Center, 65 p. “Ethnic Policy in China: Is Reform Inevitable?” is one of many publications by the author James Leibold focusing on ethnic issues in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The book is a part of the...

Martin Lavicka21 Apr 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...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

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

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