Along with the economic miracle of the last few decades in the PRC, the level self-confidence displayed in its political and military engagements has been rising accordingly. The PRC has been employing more proactive stance in international politics, however it has also begun to pursue more aggressive responses towards territorial disputes and conflicts.
Project CHINET and the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, would like to invite you to its summer school, titled: “China and Its Neighbours: Threats and Opportunities.” This one-week intensive course will bring together scholars and students of Chinese Studies and other related fields, to learn about and discuss possible future developments in Asia with a focus on Chinese foreign policy, ethnic policies and regional security.
Prof. Julie Chen (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, previously of the University of Cork, Ireland) – lectures on the Discourse of Race in Modern China, Ethnicity at the Frontiers, Internationalization of Ethnic Conflicts, and Reforms of Ethnic Policies.
Prof. Enze Han (SOAS, United Kingdom) – lectures on China’s Relations with Southeast Asia and China’s Territorial Disputes with Neighboring Countries.
Prof. Nikolay Samoylov (St. Petersburg State University, Russia) – lectures on Sino-Russian Border: from Territorial Disputes to Contemporary Agreements, China and Russia: New Prospects for Bilateral Relations, Recent Trends in China’s Policy towards Central Asia, and Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives.
Prof. San-yi Yang (National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan) – lectures on Cross-strait Relations: An Asymmetrical Dependence Between Small and Major Powers, and European Union Integration and Its Implication for Asia Integration.
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