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December 2018

ChinaTalks: The Evolution of Chinese Leaders’ Styles: From Mao to Xi Jinping

December 12, 2018 - 17:00-19:00
University of Copenhagen, City Campus (CSS), Room: TBA

China has had eight paramount leaders since 1949: Mao Zedong, Hua Guofeng, Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping. Each leader has had his own distinctiveness, but there have also been continuities over time. In this public lecture, Professor David Shambaugh will compare and contrast each leader’s political personae and tactics, their ideologies, policymaking practices, and nature of rule. Further, how has each leader affected the Chinese Communist Party as an institution, and the…

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Election and Challenges in the time of Great Game East

December 13, 2018 - 12:30-15:00
12th floor of Niels Treschows hus, Blindern Campus, Problemveien 7
oslo, Norway
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Ahead of Bangladesh’s next national election (to be held in December 2018), this workshop brings together a panel of Bangladeshi experts to examine the country's progress and challenges. Once known as a basket case the country has made remarkable socio-economic progress in recent times. In terms of social progress, Bangladesh is ahead of its neighbor India, a fact well recognized by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen. It is hailed as a model for reducing hunger. Besides, the country is listed among…

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Facing the Challenges of Ethical Communication Across Differences in Disciplines, Cultures and Class: The Case of Bile Duct Cancer in the Mekhong Delta

December 14, 2018 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma, abbreviated to CCA) is a rare disease in most parts of the world; but in the Mekhong delta areas of mainland South East Asia its high prevalence comes from chronic liver fluke infection. In Thailand this translates to around 20,000 deaths per year, with an estimated similar number in Lao PDR. The complexity of the problem is not, however, solely a medical one. Much more, it is one that clearly requires a respectful and ethical engagement across…

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February 2019

Doctoral Program in Asian Economy and Business at SSE

February 1, 2019

Asia is where the economy is growing more rapidly than anywhere else in the world, and it is widely believed that the continent will witness even greater growth in the future.  Yet despite the region's obvious importance Europe clearly suffers from a serious shortage of young professionals able to operate freely and effectively in the major regional languages, combined with profound insights into the ways in which business and management operate in East Asia. The European Institute of Japanese Studies…

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ASIANET 2019 The Asian Century: Call for Proposals

February 1, 2019
University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo

The 21st Century is Asia's Century. At ASIANET 2019 we focus on four domains where the rise of Asia is already palpable: economy, politics, environment and culture. Economically, the gravity of the world economy has been shifting eastwards for decades. Starting with Japan and followed by the Asian Tigers, China and its increasingly global presence that includes the highly ambitious “Belt and Road Initiative” now dominate the headlines, even as Japan keeps playing a crucial role amidst other newly ‘emerging economies’.…

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