Adam Horalek, Ph.D.
He is a head of the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Pardubice, the Czech Republic and currently is a visiting professor at our department. Before joining the Anthropological team in Pardubice, he has worked at the Asia Studies Department at Palacky University in Olomouc, at the Department of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, and is permanent hosting lecturer at the Charles University in Prague – Department of Geography. He got his Ph.D. from Charles University in Ethnology in 2011. His research is focused on three major topics: ethnicity and nationalism, anthropology of aging, and Chinese overseas. Geographically he is predominantly occupied with East Asia, especially with China and Taiwan. In his studies he combines anthropological and geographical approaches. As a visiting scholar at our department, his research project aims to study the relation between aging and nation building in Taiwan in comparison to other Asian countries. He has published several papers and two books, mainly in Czech, but also in English. With prof. Cheng Ter-hsing they have published a chapter on contemporary Chinese diaspora in Prague, Czech Republic as a part of the edited book by Zhou Min Contemporary Chinese Diasporas (2017, Palgrave Macmillan). He gradually develops and supports student as well as academic exchange and cooperation between Soochow University and his university.