04/May/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Talk in Brno III: Ming-yeh Rawnsley – "Introduction to Taiwanese Documentaries"

Introduction to Taiwanese Documentaries Dr Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley Time: May 18, 2015, 14:10–15:40 Venue: Faculty of Arts (Masaryk University), room B2.13 (Arne Nováka 1, Brno) Organizers: Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts (Masaryk University)   Abstract Since the 1950s, for three decades the majority of Taiwanese documentaries had been produced by government-funded film studios and national television companies. While it may be overly simplistic to condemn all the officially sanctioned newsreels, educational films and documentaries as propaganda, many of these nonfictional films tend to be conservative and institutionalized in terms of subject matter, content, viewpoint and aesthetic style. After the mid-1980s,...

14/Mar/2015 – Táňa DluhošováAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Public Talk in Prague II: Prof. Corrado Neri (University of Lyon 3)

  RETROTAIWAN: Cultural Vintage and National Imaginary in Contemporary Sinophone Cinema   Venue: Department of Film Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University Náměstí Jana Palacha 1, Prague 1 Time: March 31, 2015, 17:30   Abstract This project aims to develop a theory on a contemporary important trend in Chinese and Taiwanese cinemas. One of the tendencies that seem the more important during the first ten years of the new millennium is the recuperation of vintage imaginary, the very immediate past that is both very close and has already disappeared. Many theoreticians have worked trying to pin down the characteristics of the contemporary, hyper-connected fast-consumption world: immediacy of resources vs. nostalgia of the time passed, resurgence of the mythological vs....

14/Mar/2015 – Táňa DluhošováAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Public Talk in Prague I: Prof. Ann Heylen (Taiwan National Normal University)

  Historiographical Perceptions of Early Modern Taiwan     Venue: Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Center, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Celetna 20, Praha 1 Time: 25. 3. 2015, 17:30 The very geographical position of Taiwan as an island in the Pacific puts it at the crossroads of maritime and cross-cultural connections in the wake of the age of discovery that began in the 1500s. The 17th century is characterized by the presence of Dutch (1624-1661/1664-68) and Spanish (1626-1642) powers as part of their mercantile expansion endeavour in Asia. Compared to the 202 years of Qing-Manchu rule (1684-1895) and the modernization process developed in the Japanese period (1895-1945), the epoch of 17th century Dutch Formosa and Spanish Hermosa was characterized by...

11/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaAktuality, Veřejná přednáška

Venue: Theatre Hall, Center of Arts, Palacky University, Univerzitní 3, Olomouc Time: March 26, 2015, 17:00–19:00 In the twentieth century remarkable Chinese literature has developed in Taiwan and it has been recently finding its way to Czech readers.  Ping Lu (b. 1953) a Wu Ming-yi (b. 1971) are going to talk about literature, language and society in Taiwan and about their own work.  Excerpts from their work will be read in Chinese and in Czech translation. The talk will be consecutively interpreted into Czech. The talks are organized by the Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic within the Taiwan Spotlight Framework under the auspices of dr. Samuel Yin and the Chiang Ching-kuo International Sinological Centre at Charles University. Host: Táňa...

04/Feb/2015 – Tana DluhosovaVeřejná přednáška

Public Talk in Brno III: Prof. Chiu-lan Chern (English Department, NTNU, Taiwan), February 6, 2015

I See Taiwan from its People and Culture Abstract The five elements of Taiwan’s soft power, according to Taiwan’s former vice president Annette Lu, are human rights, democracy, peace, love and high technology. Adopting the term used for the 2014 final countdown fireworks at the tallest building of Taiwan, Taipei 101, and its sponsor, iSee Taiwan Foundation, I will lead the audience to see Taiwan from the hospitality of its people and the development of its cultural and technological industries. Some examples from university programs will be cited to support this angle of cultural development. Venue: Místnost C14, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Time: February 6,...

26/Sep/2014 – Táňa DluhošováVeřejná přednáška

Prof. Hsiang Jieh (Research Center for Digital Humanities and Department of Computer Science, National Taiwan University) Reindexing the Chinese Recorder Index Venue: Trida Svobody 26, Olomouc, Místnost 3.45 Time: 15:00 – 16:30 Abstract: Chinese Recorder (CR) is a monthly English journal published by Protestant missionaries in China between 1867 and 1941.  During those seventy four years, CR recorded events took place in China through the eyes of the missionaries, from the various wars with foreign powers to the founding of the republic to the beginning of the Pacific War.  Being based in China and written by the missionaries for their fellow missionaries, CR presents a view of China unlike the others of that tumultuous yet exciting era.  Although one cannot say that CR...

26/Sep/2014 – Táňa DluhošováVeřejná přednáška

Prof. Huang Chu-ren (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University): Corpus-based Grammar: How to make sense of widely distributed data in the use of Chinese Venue: Trida Svobody 26, Olomouc, Room 3.45 Time: 10:00 – 11:30   Abstrakt: When learners of Chinese as a second language are told to learn Chinese grammar by reading a good grammar or by following good examples; their complaints are typically that they cannot find a good comprehensive grammar; or that they do not know how to find the good examples or how to infer grammar generalizations from these examples. I will try to address these issues in my talk. I will first introduce a new Chinese Reference Grammar to be published by the Cambridge University Press; outlining its content as well as the criteria we followed to write this...

26/Sep/2014 – Táňa DluhošováVeřejná přednáška

Dr. Alvin Chen (National Changhua University of Education): “Geometry and conceptual symmetry: A cross-linguistic corpus-based study on spatial particles in Mandarin and English”   Abstract: Geometrically speaking, the space we live in comes with symmetrical dimensions, such as the horizontal axis with FRONT and BACK. However, it remains unclear whether human beings conceptualize spatial dimensions on a symmetrical basis. This is a niche, where corpus data may be of great help in shedding light on the connection between geometric and conceptual symmetries. The aim of the present study is to show how corpus-based analyses may contribute to a better understanding of our conceptualization of the spatial relations, or in general, of other complex abstract constructs....

26/Sep/2014 – Táňa DluhošováVeřejná přednáška

Prof. Chu-ren Huang (Hong Kong Polytech University):  “How to Make Sense of Chinese Characters? From practical knowledge of the world to language as a system of knowledge”   Venue: Conference Hall, Building C, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University (Arne Nováka 1) Time: 10:50   Abstrakt: One of the most fascinating elements of the Chinese language and culture is the Chinese character writing system. On one hand, these Chinese characters are so difficult to learn to read and write. On the other hand, the character system is also so robust such that it allows modern Chinese people to read text from more than two thousand years ago without much difficulty and allow unrelated and mutually unintelligible languages to use the same writing system and understand each...