Tento týden se v Olomouci můžete setkat se zajímavým zahraničním hostem, dr. Ivanem Franceschini. Ve středu 5. 12. si přijďte poslechnout přednášku na téma "Outsourcing exploitation: Chinese and Cambodian garment workers compared" (11:00, místnost 3.40, Vodární 6). Ve čtvrtek 6. 12. pak přijďte na promítání dokumentárního filmu "Dreamwork China" a zúčastněte se i následné diskuze s dr. Franceschini, který film spolurežíroval (9:45, místnost 1.25, Křížkovského 10).
Ivan Franceschini is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at the Australian Centre on China in the World, the Australian National University. A graduate of Venice University, from 2006 to 2015 he lived in China, where he worked as a journalist and as a consultant in the field of development cooperation. His current research focuses on Chinese and Cambodian labour and civil society, but he is also interested in Chinese modern history and literature. He has published several books related to China, on topics ranging from human trafficking to digital activism, from labour struggles to civil society. He is also interested in literary translation, and has published two critical editions, the first of Lu Xun’s Old Tales Retold, the second of Li Gui’s A Record of Pondering Pain, a long-forgotten memoir about the Taiping Rebellion. His articles have been published in international journals such as The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Postcolonial Studies, and Critical Asian Studies. In 2011, he co-directed with Tommaso Facchin the documentary Dreamwork China. He is co-editor of the open access journal Made in China: A Quarterly on Chinese Labour, Civil Society, and Rights.