Asia Paper January

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:57
Wang Shumei
The PLA and Student Recruits: Reforming China's Conscription System

Call for papers for the workshop: Sharpening the edges: Instating state and power in Indian Ocean history. An agenda for critical research and teaching

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:47

The workshop will take place on Monday 17 August 2015 in Leiden, the Netherlands. It will bring together a group of fifteen scholars, some invited and others selected through this call for papers to discuss the state of research and teaching in the burgeoning field of Indian Ocean history. For historical reasons linked to former colonial empires and continued relations between them and their erstwhile colonies, interest in the Indian Ocean is more visible in the fields of teaching and research in institutions in Europe and Asia rather than in the USA. In keeping with the overall Mellon programme, Rethinking Asian Studies, the workshop aims at triangulating a dialogue between Euro-American and South and Southeast Asian scholars.


Call for proposals for the A-Asia inaugural conference

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:41
In 2015, the A-ASIA in cooperation with ICAS will organize its first biennial conference with the theme: Asian Studies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interactions. It will be the first conference held in Africa that will bring together a multidisciplinary ensemble of scholars and institutions from the continent and the rest of the world with a shared focus on Asia and Asia-Africa intellectual interactions.

Seminar on the developments in Burma (Myanmar) at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:33
Optimism was high when the military junta was replaced by a democratically elected government in 2011. The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners were released, and sanctions by the EU and USA were lifted as a peace process was initiated to end more than 75 years of civil war. 
02/10/2015 - 15:00 to 16:30

Summer school on the changing roles and policies of China in the international system at the University of Copenhagen

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:45
The Rise of China is reshaping the regional and global distribution of economic, political and military power. What kind of world power will China be? This question is among the most debated in Western International Relations environments. How Chinese leaders use China’s newly gained power in the coming years will have profound consequences for the rest of the world. Recent developments in Chinese foreign policy perceived as increasingly assertive have further raised the stakes and the demand for well-informed analyses. 
08/17/2015 to 08/26/2015

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science at Lund University

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:37

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Science with a Specialization in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations.


Ph.D. student position in Political Science at Stockholm University

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:29

Ph.D. student position in Political Science with specialization East Asian security at the Department of Political Science.

Deadline for application: 3rd of March 2015

For more information click here.



FUDAN'S New Student Assistant

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:21

Asia brown bag lecture: Kai He

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:40

NIAS and ADI invite you to a brown bag lecture by Kai He, Associate Professor at the Dept. of Political Science.

China’s Crisis Behavior: Political Survival and Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Since the end of the Cold War, China has experienced several notable interstate crises with other countries, such as the 1995/6 Taiwan Strait crisis, the 1999 “embassy bombing” incident, and the 2001 EP-3 mid-air collision incident with the United States, the 2012 Scarborough shoal crisis with the Philippines, and the longtime Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute with Japan. However, China’s behavioral patterns varied from case to case. In some instances, China escalated crises while in others China retreated or de-escalated crises.

The major purpose of the project is to explore patterns of China’s foreign policy crisis behavior after the Cold War, i.e., when and under what conditions will Chinese leaders take risks to escalate a foreign policy crisis and when will Chinese leaders avoid risks and deescalate a crisis?

02/18/2015 - 12:00 to 13:00