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Summer School on Modern Asian Literatures and Cultures

Summer School on Modern Asian Literatures and Cultures

Martin Lavicka06 Mar 2019Leave a comment


Organizers

  • Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • European Association for Chinese Studies

Location

Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Important dates

  • Summer school: 8-12 July 2019
  • Application deadline: 26 May 2019
  • Registration deadline: 10 June 2019*

* The successful applicants will need to complete the registration procedure by paying the summer school registration fee by this deadline.

Introduction

The 2019 summer school is dedicated to the modern Asian cultural record. For the purpose of this summer school, we include literature, film, music and art, focussing primarily on China, but the school also covers topics related to Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Leading experts from around the world will offer theoretical and comparative courses resonating with the school’s central theme: the tension between the local tradition and modernity.

Local tradition includes religion, philosophy, local custom and folklore. Modernity is the complex of capitalism, communism, consumerism, free market economy, and globalisation, jointly shaping the South and East Asian cultures. In particular, the school focuses on the latest developments in Asian fantasy literature, including internet literature, modern historiographic fiction, and science fiction.

The notion of literature here includes the full written cultural record, including its visualisations (film, theatre, comics, etc.) in the modern Asian cultures using both primary texts and translations. The other arts (music, visual arts, architecture, etc.) are understood in a conventional way.

Admission and deadlines

We invite application from MA and PhD students in Chinese Studies and related fields from all over Europe. Applications by advanced undergraduates and non-European residents will also be considered. Applicants are requested to fill in the registration form. For any inquiries, please contact Mr Martin Lavička: martin.lavicka@upol.cz.

The deadline for applications is 26 May 2019. Applicants will be notified about the decision via email by 31 May 2019.

Costs for participants

  • €75/1920 CZK Registration fee (payable upon confirmation of a Summer School placement)
  • Travel to Olomouc
  • Czech visa (if applicable)

Free of charge

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation (single student rooms in university dormitory for six nights)
  • Coffee-breaks and snacks between the lectures
  • Guided city tour
  • Visa support (excluding visa fees)

Payment instructions

The summer school fee can be paid via bank transfer only.

(a) Payment in EUR:

  • Beneficary (Palacký University) bank name: Komerční banka, a.s., pob. Olomouc
  • Beneficary (Palacký University) bank address: tř. Svobody 14, 772 14 Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Account number in EUR (IBAN): CZ98 0100 0000 4338 5509 0287
  • SWIFT (BIC code): KOMBCZPPxxx
  • Payment variable symbol: 992103741
  • Message to the recipient: ISS 2019 YOUR_SURNAME
  • Payment amount: 75 EUR

(b) Payment in CZK:

  • Beneficary (Palacký University) bank name: Komerční banka, a.s., pob. Olomouc
  • Beneficary (Palacký University) bank address: tř. Svobody 14, 772 14 Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Account number in CZK (IBAN): CZ09 0100 0000 1910 9633 0227 (or 19-1096330227/0100)
  • Payment variable symbol: 992103741
  • Message to the recipient: ISS 2019 YOUR_SURNAME
  • Payment amount: 1950 CZK

We can send you a proof of payment (as areceipt in pdf format) on request. In case you need a receipt, please send us an e-mail stating your billing information (name of your institution, address, its tax identification number, etc.).

Lecturers

  • Shelley Wing Chan (Wittenberg University, USA)
  • Howard Choy (Wittenberg University, USA)
  • Vanessa Frangville (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Kendall Heitzman (University of Iowa)
  • Jan Mrázek (National University Singapore)
  • Katarzyna Sonnenberg (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
  • Dušan Vávra (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

Programme

Credits

This summer school is accredited by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc and students can receive four credits for successful participation. However, these credits are not ECTS Credits. Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however, please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

For updated information, please visit the summer school website.

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