Research

The staff of the departments has participated in international conferences both in Slovakia and abroad. Since 2002 the Department of East Asian Studies has launched the publication of the peer-reviewed academic journal Studia Orientalia Slovaca which is a multidisciplinary journal which focuses on various fields of Asian studies. The journal is published twice a year (since 2010) with contributions in mainly in English, with some articles in Slovak, and Czech languages.

Prof. Jana Benická, Ph.D. is a specialist on Chinese Buddhist philosophy. She has written various research articles on this topic which has been published in journals and conference proceedings abroad. Prof. Raoul D. Findeisen has focused his research on the 20th century Chinese literature (he is the author of following monographs: Lu Xun. Texte, Chronik, Bilder, Dokumente, 2001; Zai Napoli de hutong li-zhongguo xiandai wenxue yanjiu lunji/In the hutong of Naples - collected studies on modern Chinese literature; 2010) as well as in the field comparative literature, history and theory of translations, and textology. He authored a number of research articles in German, English and Chinese.  

Assoc. Prof. Martin Slobodník, Ph.D., deals with Sino-Tibetan relations and the religious policy in China with special focus on Tibetan Buddhism. He has published his research results in a number of papers both abroad and in Slovakia. Currently (2015–2018) he is conducting research on the image of the People’s Republic of China in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s within the research project “Brothers in Arms – Perception of China in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s“ supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.

Mr. Ľuboš Gajdoš, Ph.D. has been researching Syntax of Modern Chinese, corpus linguistics. He is the co-founder of the Slovak-Chinese Parallel Corpus (SiHanku).

Mr. František Paulovič, M.A. has focused his research interest on 20th century Japanese literature. Ms. Zuzana Vavrincová, M.A., MIS., is an expert on the modern history of Korea (2nd half of the 20th century). Mr. Miloš Procházka, M.A. has been researching the relations on the Korean Peninsula in the post-Cold War period.

 

In 2008 the department organized an international sinological conference – the proceedings were published in 2013 in the Harrassowitz Verlag: Talking Literature: Essays on Chinese and Biblical Writings and Their Interaction.