Call for Papers: 7th Annual Conference on Cultural and Social Anthropology of East Asia 2013 – Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity and Ethnic Policies in China

Olomouc, Czech Republic
31st Oct – 2nd Nov 2013
Deadline: 23rd Sep 2013palacky-2013-leaflet
Members of the sinological, anthropological and related communities are invited to propose sessions and papers for the Conference on Ethnic Minorities, Ethnicity and Ethnic Policies in China 2013.

Organizer: EU project CHINET

, reg. no.: CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0152, Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Conference theme: The conference has a theme of Ethnic Minorities, Ethnicity and Ethnic Policies in China, inviting exploration of the many ways that ethnicity can be employed as a concept and politics or as a way of being or understanding.


Conference venue

Art Centre, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic


Session organisers and delegated of any disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit sessions and paper proposals to the conference, especially those which contribute to:

  • the contemporary situation (field research)
  • theory, ethnography and other methodology
  • diachronic understanding of the phenomenon of ethnicity in Asian and worldwide context
  • ethnicity-religion interaction
  • state-individual perspectives on ethnicity and identity
  • ethnic minority policies
  • minority language situation and policies
  • China and its ethnic groups in wider East Asian, Asian and worldwide context
  • any other relevant as well as alternative topics

Deadlines and submission process

The Call for Sessions and Papers starts on 16 August 2013
The deadline for the Call for Sessions and Papers is 23 September 2013
The deadline for final Registration for the conference will be 11 October 2013

More information:
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About the City of Olomouc

Olomouc is the capital of the region of Central Moravia and belongs to the oldest cities of the Czech Republic.
The region is distinguished for its agriculture, industry and beautiful countryside, as well as its historical and
cultural traditions. The city dates back to the ninth century, when it was a power centre of the Great Moravian
Kingdom, the oldest Slavonic state. Today Olomouc has above 100,000 inhabitants and its long history
makes it one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic, mainly due to its well preserved historical
inner city (after Prague, second largest in the Czech Republic).


About Palacky University

Olomouc is a charming historical university city situated in the eastern part of Czech Republic. Palacky University
in Olomouc is one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. Drawing on more than a 400-year tradition
of higher education, it is nowadays an important centre for teaching and research with almost 23,000
undergraduate students in eight faculties. You can find more details about the city and the University on the
following web pages:;


About Conference venue

The Baroque building of the former Jesuit College is one of the oldest parts of the university in Olomouc. After
an exacting renovation on a grand scale, Palacky University now owns a spacious historical building with
many original rooms and halls. Five fine art departments of the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education have
thus gained new lecture halls, fine art studios, recording studios, representative conference halls for international
venues, and rooms for its students and teachers. The historical centre of Olomouc now has another
centre for culture and the arts. For more details:


How to get there

The nearest international airports are located in Prague and Vienna. From there you can get to Olomouc by
train, bus, or car. We recommend you to fly to Prague and then take the fast Pendolino train or one of the EC/
IC trains that depart from Prague’s Main Railway Station. You can check the train timetable at
Prague Airport – Prague Main Railway station connection:
• Airport Express Bus – direct connection, departs every 30 minutes
• Public transportation: take bus 119 to final stop Dejvicka, change to Metro line A, go to stop Muzeum,
change to line C, go to stop Hlavni nadrazi (Main station)
• Taxi – rather expensive (about 25 EUR or more)
Once in Olomouc, you can take a taxi (a trip within the city typically costs less than 100 CZK), tram 2, 4, 6, or
you can simply walk (the faculty building is less than 20 minutes walk from the Station).



Please find below a list of recommended four-star hotels in Olomouc that are conveniently located near the
city center and not far from the faculty building. The price varies from about 50 EUR per night to 120 EUR
per night. You can book your chosen hotel directly at the hotel webpage or via (Olomouc
hotels: If you require any help with hotel bookings then please contact our conference
coordinators at caea.olomouc(at)

Hotel V ráji
Hotel Arigone
Hotel Palác
Hotel U Domu
Hotel Gemo
Hotel Alley
Hotel NH Congress

Orientation map: See PDF






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