Summer School on Modern Asian Literatures and Cultures at the Palacký University Olomouc

Olomouc, Czech Republic
8-12th Jul 2019
Deadline: 26th May 2019

Organized by the Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic and the European Association for Chinese Studies

This 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 also covering 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.


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)
Amanda Schuman (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Katarzyna Sonnenberg (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Dušan Vávra (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)

Admission and deadlines

We will select 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.
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 (covers tuition and accommodation for six nights)

More information can be found on the summer school website.
For any inquiries, please contact Mr Martin Lavička:

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