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July 2017

Call for Proposals: The Oxford International History of East Asia Research Seminar

July 28, 2017

Autumn (Michaelmas) term 2017 – University of Oxford China Centre The convenors of the Oxford International History of East Asia Research Seminar invite proposals for the autumn (Michaelmas) 2017 session. We welcome proposals for seminar presentations on any aspect of the international history of East Asia, particularly papers on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We look forward to proposals for papers on a broad range of international history topics, including not only state-to-state relations, but also the flow of people,…

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Call for Papers: Trends and Determinants of Retirement and Related Policies in Asia

July 31, 2017
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore ARI Seminar Room, AS8 Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore, 119260
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CFP: EXTENDED DEADLINE As many countries enter aging societies and face high costs for public pension funds, governments encourage people to work until later age. Policy makers have shifted their interest to the forces that influence older adults’ decisions on the timing of continued work and bridge job employment that is newly emerging trends. With extended life expectancy and the lack of social security fund for pension, old-age poverty rate has increased in recent years and many older adults tend…

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Call for Papers: International Investment Treaties and National Governance

July 31, 2017

Asia Focus The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore is pleased to announce a call for papers for a workshop, entitled “International Investment Treaties and National Governance”, which shall take place on 16 -17 November 2017 in Singapore. Workshop Context International investment treaties establish a preferential system for the protection of the property of foreign investors. Under these treaties, covered investors are granted substantive rights, which are independent (and often stronger) than those provided in domestic…

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August 2017

Call for Papers: Environmental Asia

August 15, 2017

Global environmental degradation and climate change are possibly the greatest challenges of our times. They have roots in humanity’s long history of creatively making use of natural resources to generate change, often with unforeseen and unpredictable consequences. As the gravity of the world economy shifts east, Asia finds itself at the center of the global environmental crisis. It is home not just to 60 percent of the world’s population, but also to some of the world’s most rapidly expanding middle…

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Call for papers for Asia in Focus Issue 5

August 21, 2017

Asia in Focus is a peer-reviewed online ournal published online twice a year by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. Asia in Focus was initiated by NIAS to provide Master students and Ph.D. students affiliated to a Nordic institution a widely accessible and transnational forum to publish their findings. The focal point of the journal is the modern Asian societies viewed from the standpoints of social science and humanities. The geographical focus is the Asian countries from Central Asia…

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6th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference: AGE, AGENCY, AMBIGUITY – gender and generation in times of change

August 27, 2017 - 08:00-August 30, 2017 - 17:00
University of Oslo, Norway + Google Map

6th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference AGE, AGENCY, AMBIGUITY - gender and generation in times of change This conference focuses on gender and generations in times of social and economic change, in particular economic crises, migration and environmental challenges. In China and the Nordic countries processes of industrialization, urbanization, deregulation, migration and globalization have had profound effects on gender and generational relations that display both differences and similarities. They relate to gender and generational aspects of family life, family-work…

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Call for Papers: “Sustainable Taiwan”

August 31, 2017

In environmental sciences ‘sustainability’ means ‘the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance’. However, ‘sustainability’ is more than a recent buzzword and embraces a much broader philosophy and practice. If we consider ‘sustainability’ as an ecosystem, a lifestyle, a community or a world that is capable of supporting itself and its surroundings indefinitely, we believe ‘sustainability’ is an equally important concept for scholars and students of all disciplines –…

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2018 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

August 31, 2017

The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation but are not currently in a full-time lectureship. In their papers, applicants should address the 2018 EATS conference theme, “Sustainable Taiwan”. Applicants must be a current EATS member. EATS board members are not eligible to apply. Deadline for submission of papers: 31 August 2017 Award announcement More information

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The 2018 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

August 31, 2017

1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400 The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation but are not currently in a full-time lectureship. In their papers, applicants should address the 2018 EATS conference theme, “Sustainable Taiwan”. Applicants must be a current EATS member. EATS board members are not eligible to apply. The deadline for submission…

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Postdoc and PhD positions at LMU Munich: New media political cultures, India, diaspora

August 31, 2017

Postdoc and PhD positions at LMU Munich Beginning: January 2018 Application deadline: 31 August 2017 ERC project ONLINERPOL hosted at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, invites applications for fully funded: one postdoctoral and two doctoral positions for the ERC project ONLINERPOL ONLINERPOL is a five year research project (2017-22) on political cultures of new media, with a focus on India and the diaspora in Europe, and selected global themes. The project is funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant.…

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