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September 2017

Pulling the Breaks – Regulating Chinese FDI in the EU

September 29, 2017 - 13:30-15:00
Citykonferensen Ingenjörshuset, 46 Malmskillnadsgatan Norrmalm
Stockholm, 111 84 Sweden
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ISDP Forum with Philipp Lamprecht, Senior Economist at European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Angela Stanzel, Policy Fellow and Editor of China Analysis at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), and Carolina Dackö, Specialist Counsel, Mannheimer Swartling Last year alone Chinese investors spent more than the last 10 years combined on acquisitions and FDI in Europe. Europe is now the principal recipient of Chinese FDI and receives double the amount that the United States receives. For many observers,…

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October 2017

NIAS SUPRA Nordic Scholarship application deadline

October 1, 2017

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Spring 2018 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship! The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or collect material in Northern Europe’s most comprehensive Asian studies library.…

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Call for panels | Borderland Spaces: Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources

October 2, 2017

6th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources Asian borderlands create spaces that induce dedicated livelihood strategies, inspire self-definition on both individual and collective scales, and allow for specific regimes of resource extraction. Borderlands in Asia tend to be peripheral to the centres of state power, while they are at the same time a prime locus for the enactment and realisation of state authority. Across Asia borderlands are experiencing a dual connectivity linking spaces across borders…

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Building China: informal and precarious workers in China’s construction industry

October 6, 2017 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, 1353 Denmark
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Asia Brown Bag by Sarah Swider, Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology This talk challenges the dominant narrative of China’s economic success by bringing informal workers out of the shadows and demonstrating their important role in China’s economic growth and development. It also provides a close look at precarious, informal workers who make up a significant portion of China’s new working class. The diversity of working conditions, labor markets and experiences of life in the cities among these workers…

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Exploring the Soul of Traditional Chinese Art

October 12, 2017 - 15:00-16:30
Copenhagen Business School PH RS.20, Porcelænshaven 22
Frederiksberg, 2000 Denmark
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Lecture by Prof. Dr. LIU Bo, Chinese National Academy of Art In this lecture on traditional Chinese art, Dr. LIU Bo will introduce the artistic soul behind the famous sculptures of the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Chinese freehand brushwork genre including landscape paintings with Chinese ink. The Chinese freehand brushwork paintings are an important part of Chinese art history and it is closely connected to Chinese philosophy. This classical form of Chinese art has developed from dynasty to dynasty and…

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Security for Japan: Foreign Policy Challenges on the Korean Peninsula

October 13, 2017 - 15:30-17:00
Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2
103 21 Stockholm , Sweden
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ICBM tests in July, missile launches over Japan in August and September, the nuclear test in the same month – North Korea’s nuclear and missile capabilities have, in the words of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, entered a ‘new level of threat’ to Japan’s national security, and to the world. In light of this, Japan has enhanced its defense posture with the United States and has agreed with South Korea to deepen their security ties, despite historical issues between Japan and…

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Call for papers: ASIAN EXTREMES Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History

October 17, 2017
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore ARI Seminar Room, AS8 Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore, 119260
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The weather plays an often underestimated, yet vitally important role in human history. Climate has been considered an explanation for almost every aspect of society and culture, from causing disease to determining racial characteristics historically. Extremes of weather, especially those experienced in Asia including typhoons and monsoon rains, have also had a major impact on society. In urban areas, the weather has contributed to urban destruction and shaped resultant urban rebuilding and planning. In the port and coastal cities of…

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The 59th Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS)

October 20, 2017-October 22, 2017
Walker Institute, University of South Carolina

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers concerning China, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora for the 59th Annual Conference, hosted by the Walker Institute, University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, from October 20-22, 2017. The theme of the conference is “China and Taiwan in a Changing World.” The AACS seeks to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, communication studies, education, business, and…

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Beyond Europe. Politics and Change in Global and Regional Affairs

October 24, 2017-October 25, 2017

Conference organized by the Department of Non-European Political Studies of the Faculty of Political Studies and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland The conference will include a panel on Regional Politics and Civil Society in Taiwan dedicated to the following issues: a) Political and social system in Taiwan in relation to the rest of South-East Asia; b) Taiwan in regional and global relations; c) Contemporary trade and investment opportunities in Taiwan and South-East Asia; d) Social and cultural factors…

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Call for Papers: “Sustainable Taiwan”

October 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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