Announcing the Winter Semester program of the IIR Critical Studies Seminar

The East is red… again! How the spectres of communism and Russia shape the CEE views of China

The Institute of International Relations is happy to invite you to a seminar "The East is red… again! How the spectres of communism and Russia shape the CEE views of China" with Professor of Chinese politics at the University of Manchester Peter Gries.

13. 9. 2021 (15:00)

Jazyk: English Nerudova 3, Prague

The seminar will focus on the public opinion on China in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries and China's role as a foreign power in the region. In particular, Peter Gries will discuss the results of a 2020 public opinion survey in six CEE countries and the role of China as a "second eastern power". The communist past of the former Eastern Bloc serves both as a common basis for relations with China and a cautionary tale against future cooperation with a communist superpower. Does the 16+1 platform have any sound prospects for the future?

Peter Gries is the Lee Kai Hung Chair and founding Director of the Manchester China Institute at the University of Manchester, where he is also Professor of Chinese politics. He studies the political psychology of international affairs, with a focus on China and the United States.

Alica Kizeková, Head of Asia Pacific Unit at the CSGR IIR, will chair the seminar.

The event is organised in cooperation with the Sinophone Borderlands research team at the Palacky University, Olomouc. Prior registration is required.

Hygiene precautions due to Covid-19:

On the basis of an emergency measure issued by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, entry to the event premises is possible only after presentation of a certificate of infection-free status:

  1. vaccination against covid-19 disease.

- after the second dose has been administered for at least 14 days

- after application of the single-dose regimen for at least 14 days

  1. RT-PCR (PCR) test with negative result not older than 7 days
  2. POC (antigen test) test with negative result not older than 72 hours
  3. Passage of covid-19 disease, laboratory confirmation not older than 180 days

Attention - self-tests and affidavit are not sufficient.

Visitors are requested to wear respiratory protective equipment (FFP2 or KN95 respirator) throughout the event.

Thank you in advance for respecting all necessary rules and we look forward to seeing you.


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