Monika Arnoštová


► Short CV

Monika Arnoštová is Akademische Rätin in Chinese society and comparative sociology at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) of the University of Duisburg-Essen and associated postdoctoral researcher in the project East Asian Futures: Visions and Realizations on National, Transregional and Global Scales. In 2021, she completed her doctoral studies in sociology at the Renmin University of China, focusing on social psychology and studying the problematics of overtime work and work-life balance in China. She obtained MA and BA degrees in Chinese and Dutch Philology from the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Between 2017 and 2018, Monika Arnoštová was a resident research fellow at the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at the University of Tübingen.

► Research Interests
  • Work-life balance
  • Quality of life
  • Working environment in China, Taiwan and Japan
  • Sociology of East Asian youth
  • Gender dynamics at East Asian workplaces
► Publications

2017   Karōshi: Japanese tragedy and its import to China. Published by the journal issued to the occasion of VI International Conference Social Communications and the Evolution of Societies held by Novosibirsk State Technical University.

2018   Chinese overtime culture among white-collar workers in the first-tier cities. In: Acta Asiatica Varsoviesia, No. 30, Issue 2/2017. Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

2020   Reexamination of the border between work and life: Work-life balance of young white-collar workers in Beijing from the perspective of the border theory (工作与生活之间的边界之再审视——边界理论视阈下北京青年白领的工作与生活平衡). Published by Youth Development Forum (青年发展论坛), issued by Jiangxi Youth Vocational College (江西青年职业学院 ).

► Recent Lectures and Presentations

•  European Research on the Phenomenon of Overtime Work from the Perspective of
Social Policy and Social Security,
•  Study of Public Administration in Germany,
•  The Fault of Overwork: A Sociological Analysis of the Phenomenon of Overtime
Work in Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan,
•  Future of Quality of Working Life and Work-Life Balance among Youth in
Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan. – Chongqing University of Business and Technology, China

Disenchanted young professionals in Taiwan: Lying flat between Mainland China
and Japan. – Taiwan as Pioneer Workshop, University of Tübingen, Germany

Lying flat across East Asia: Social Movements of disenchanted young professionals
in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Japan. – Conference of British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS), King’s College
London, UK

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