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May 2020

2021 Taiwan Fellowship programme open for online applications

May 25, 2020-June 30, 2020

  The 2021 Taiwan Fellowship programme has opened for online applications. The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to award foreign experts and scholars, who are interested in researching Taiwan (including Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, as well as its links with the Asia-Pacific and the world), cross-Strait relations, the Asia-Pacific region and sinology, the chance to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The fellowship includes a stipend paid at the…

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POSTPONED South Asia across the Nordic Region 2020

May 28, 2020-May 29, 2020
University of Copenhagen, City Campus, Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 København K, Denmark
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SANR's 4th annual meeting. SANR is especially geared to support younger scholars in need of mentorship in the early career stage. The 2020 meeting aims to bring junior scholars – PhDs and Master students – in dialogue with established scholars in their field. We hope that senior scholars will participate enthusiastically and in large numbers to support up-and-coming scholars in their field. For more information, see here.

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Chinese language scholarships to Nordic students

May 31, 2020

The Hua Yu language scholarship and Taiwan Scholarship is open for application. The Hua Yu language application deadline is May 31st, 2020; Taiwan scholarship is open all year. Please contact Howard Shen for further information at howard.shen@taipeioffice.dk More information here.

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Call for Identities Virtual Symposium: The Viral Condition

May 31, 2020

COVID-19 is a truly global event. As the virus races past national borders claiming ever-new territories, the world seems to have come to an abrupt halt. Many nations across the world have undertaken emergency lockdown measures to contain the pandemic: from the closure of schools, universities, and public institutions to cafes, restaurants and commercial establishments that facilitate social life. Airspaces and public transport have been closed, travel is minimal, and public life is receding into private spaces as more and…

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June 2020

Helsinki Taiwanese American Film Festival – all online

June 6, 2020

The University of Helsinki will be hosting its first Taiwanese American Film Festival this June! From June 6th to June 15th, this festival will showcase five short films by Taiwanese Americans filmmakers and a feature documentary about the Taiwanese diaspora experience. This will be the first time these films will be screened together for a Nordic audience. Ranging from dramedy to horror to documentary, these stories explore returning back home and the (re)connection and disconnection with one’s family, culture, and…

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Hong Kong and the Quest for Democracy and Freedom under Chinese Rule (webinar)

June 10, 2020 - 10:00-11:15

One year ago, on June 9, 2019, at least hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill with China. The bill was eventually withdrawn, but Hong Kong citizens now face Beijing’s so-called “National Security Law”. Will this mean the end of civil liberties and the pro-democratic protests in Hong Kong? How will the Hong Kong citizens react? How should Europe respond? Panel Martin Lee is widely referred to as the “father” of Hong Kong democracy…

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Everyday Justice in Myanmar – new book out in summer 2020 (webinar)

June 10, 2020 - 11:00-12:00

Interview with Senior Researcher Helene Maria Kyed, editor of the book. Everyday justice in Myanmar is the first book to explore how ordinary people in Myanmar access justice and resolve disputes based on a unique collection of ethnographic studies. The empirical findings of the book – drawing on fieldwork in Karen, Mon, Pa-0, Naga areas and in Yangon city – shed important light on the wider dynamics of state making, identity politics, and authority in transitional Myanmar. It also contributes to…

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Shock mobility (webinar)

June 10, 2020 - 14:30-15:45

Webinar with Professor Biao Xiang, Social Anthropology at University of Oxford and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. During the webinar Professor Biao Xiang, will share his current work on mobilities and restrictions during SARS and Coronavirus. His talk will be followed by a conversation with Ninna Nyberg Sørensen and a Q&A session with those attending the webinar. The webinar is held in English on zoom. More information and registration here

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CANCELLED ASIANET: Sustainable Asia

June 11, 2020 - 08:30-17:00
Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47
Oslo, Norway
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Which obstacles exist to achieving effective environmental and climate regime in Asia? How is the energy challenge linked to broader political-economic churnings and international tensions? What are the impacts and drivers for Asian consumption booms? How can Asian perspectives on sustainability contribute to sustainable development globally? Asia has for a long time been the most important growth region in the world. Rapid economic growth and urbanisation have intertwined with increased access to education and better health care to reduce abject poverty…

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CfP Special issue of Chakra: A Nordic Journal of South Asian Studies, published by SASNET

June 15, 2020

How do we continue to do proper research in area studies in times when we cannot be mobile? Indeed, this period will be challenging in many aspects. Now it is time to be creative. Your thoughts on this are wanted in a special issue of Chakra: A Nordic Journal of South Asian Studies, published by SASNET. They invite articles for the dual focus on this need for studying the social-political, cultural, economic, and psychological cost of COVID-19. For more info see…

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