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October 2019

Influence and disputes in China-Southeast Asia relations

October 21, 2019 - 10:00-12:00
Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A
Copenhagen, 2100 Denmark
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In the view of some observers, the South Chinese Sea (SCS) is a hot spot where a third world war could be ignited between China and the US. What are the chances of resolving the SCS dispute? To what extent do China have influence over Southeast Asian countries through economic means? This seminar gathers international and Danish experts on the SCS dispute and China-Southeast Asia relations to provide the most up-to-date and insightful analysis. Dr Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow with…

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The Hong Kong crisis – from local conflict to global challenge

October 22, 2019 - 15:00-16:30
room 4A-1-15, South Campus, Karen Blixens Vej 8
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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This public seminar explores the political crisis in Hong Kong from multiple perspectives, including its local, regional and global implications. After several months of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, unrest in the territory shows no sign of dying down. The protests began in June against a proposed bill to allow extradition to mainland China, due to distrust of the Chinese judicial system among Hong Kongers. Although the Hong Kong government recently decided to withdraw the bill, demonstrations continue to demand…

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A landscape of dispossession: Interrogating the production of space in Southern Myanmar

October 24, 2019 - 15:00-16:30
Seminarrom Glød, Senter for utvikling og miljø (SUM), Sandakerveien 130
Oslo, Norway
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With the emergence of Myanmar’s ‘ceasefire capitalism’ from the late 1980s, the politics of geography – that is, who gets what, where and why, and who loses where? – were significantly reworked through spatial reconfigurations of resource extraction and capital accumulation. While much contemporary work analyses such spatial reconfigurations through the prism of resource frontiers or resource grabs, Mads Barbesgaard in this seminar draws on scholarship by political-economic geographers to interrogate the production of the Northern Tanintharyi landscape in Southern…

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The Return of Chen Ching Lin: A Chinese Deserter in the British Raj, 1943-46

October 30, 2019 - 13:00-14:30
Room 43.3-29b, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1
Roskilde, 4000 Denmark
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Lecture with Associate Prof. Cao Yin, Tsinghua University. During World War II, more than fifty thousand Chinese soldiers were sent to India for training. Many of them, however, deserted from the army and made their livings across India. Chen Ching Lin was one of these deserters. Focusing on the trajectory of Chen Ching Lin’s trip in India from 1943 to 1946, this presentation not only unearths the little-known experience of the Chinese deserters in India, but also explores how Chinese…

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CFP: In­ter­na­tional work­shop on “The People’s Re­pub­lic of Chin­a’s Seven Dec­ades of For­eign Eco­nomic Re­la­tions”

October 31, 2019
University of Helsinki

The current standing of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a giant of the global economy and trade is undeniable. The PRC has the second largest economy in the world after the USA and is the dominant trading partner of numerous countries. The PRC has also become a major player in strategic investments in Africa and other parts of the world, including Europe. The leading role of the PRC has also been challenged, as demonstrated for instance by recent…

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CFP: International Journal of Taiwan Studies Topical Section: “The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Taiwan Theatre”

October 31, 2019

This topical section for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) welcomes contributions that enrich discussions on how theatrical performances after the abolition of martial law responded to politicalised experience during the martial law period. They expect the introspection of politics through theatre not only as a historical experience but also as a strategy in form. The aim of the proposed topic is to explore how contemporary theatre (since the lift of martial law in 1987 to the present) has…

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CFA: Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship

October 31, 2019

With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research. For more information, see website:  «Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship»

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ChinaTalks: Wrongful Conviction and Judicial Reform in China

October 31, 2019
University of Copenhagen

Through telling the story of a real case of “back form the dead”, Professor He Jiahong, who is both a lawyer and a writer, will introduce his empirical study of wrongful convictions in mainland China, make comments on the causes for wrongful convictions, and then talk about the judicial reform in China. Prof. He Jiahong has published dozens of law books and five crime novels in Chinese. His law book "Back from the Dead: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice in China"…

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November 2019

Korean Embassy-NIAS Joint Seminar on Peace Process on the Korean Peninsula

November 6, 2019 - 09:00-13:30
Asia House, Indiakaj 16
Copenhagen, 2100
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This event celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Republic of Korea, and aims to enhance understanding of the current security situation on the Korean peninsula, in the wider context of development cooperation and the role of Europe. Programme: 9.00-9.10 Opening remarks by Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, and the Director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies 9.10-10.30 Session 1: Presentations on current situation on the Korean Peninsula (Chair: Geir Helgesen, NIAS/SOAS) Camilla Tenna Nørup Sørensen (Royal Danish…

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China’s “360-degree” Digital Governance and Information Operation: An update

November 27, 2019 - 13:00-14:30
South Campus, room 15A-1-11, Karen Blixens Vej 8
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Talk by Dr. Kingwa Fu, Associate Professor, Hong Kong University. This is the third and final lecture in the Frontier Seminar Series: "An interdisciplinary approach to digital threats”. Abstract China under President Xi Jingping is known to have been tightening information control over a variety of social dimensions, from civil society, international NGO, mass media, Internet, to the social media. The impact of the series of restrictions have been gradually extending from political speech and call for collective action messages to seemingly…

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