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April 2020

Call for papers: Asia and Africa in Transition

April 15, 2020

In 2020, the annual ADI conference and the annual NNC conference will join forces with a number of globally oriented networks and centres at the University of Copenhagen. The organisers are: Asian Dynamics Initiative NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies School of Global Health Sustainability Science Centre ThinkChina UCPH Global Development About the conference Asia and Africa, with a population of 4.6 billion and 1.3 billion respectively, represent about 80 percent of the world’s population. Major changes have taken place…

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Professorial Fellowship for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University

April 16, 2020

Leiden University invites applications for the Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden University. The Chair provides a Professorial Fellow position of five or ten months for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies to teach and conduct research at Leiden University and the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden, The Netherlands). The Fellowship covers (one or both of) the two semesters September 2020-January 2021, and February-June 2021. To facilitate the Taiwan Studies Programme at Leiden University, the Department of Cross-Strait Education…

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Demografi og social forandring i Kina

April 22, 2020 - 19:30
Forsamlingshuset, Onkel Dannys plads 5, Copenhagen, Denmark

(Lecture in Danish) Foredrag af Ph.D. Birgitte Egeskov Jensen Kina har oplevet rivende demografisk udvikling i de senere år. Inden for en relativ kort periode har den kinesiske aldersstruktur ændret sig betydeligt. Ikke mindst er proportionen af ældre i forhold til den arbejdsdygtige andel steget fra ni pct. i 1995 til 13 pct. i 2015. I sig selv er dette ikke alarmerende, men dette tal estimeres at nå 44 pct. i 2050. Et-barns-politikken har ofte fået skylden for Kinas lave…

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May 2020

Call for contributions: Panel on authoritarian populism in South Asia

May 1, 2020

South Asia across the Nordic Region 2020 (SANR), University of Copenhagen, 28-29th May 2020 Partha Chatterjee in his recent I am the People: Reflections on Popular Sovereignty Today (Permanent Black, 2020) suggests that the West’s experience with populism is in its infancy while Asia has decades of experience with populism. There are the film stars of South India, the radical populism of Indira Gandhi, the sops of the likes of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee, the religious populism of…

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Call for Applications: Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships 2020/21

May 5, 2020

Within the framework of the Toshiba International Foundation Fellowship programme conducted jointly by EAJS and the Toshiba International Foundation, the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) selects candidates for a fellowship to undertake research in Japan. The next application deadline is 5 May 2020. To apply please use visit the online application portal. Applications are invited for Toshiba International Foundation scholarships for a three-month stay in Japan to be completed by the end of March 2021. Grantees can expect a…

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CfP: European Bulletin of Himalayan Research

May 22, 2020

The European Bulletin of Himalayan Research (EBHR) is welcoming submissions on Himalaya. The EBHR publishes in English with the aim of reaching a large audience around the world. The subjects covered by the journal range from geography and economics to anthropology, sociology, philology, history, art history, archaeology, and history of religions. This multidisciplinarity has so far defined the journal in its mission to be a publication outlet for Himalayan studies at large, across areas of specialty within the field of…

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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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June 2020

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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July 2020

Deadline for International Translation Competition, Japanese

July 31, 2020

JLPP - Japanese Literature Publishing Project - seeks out applicants for their 5th translation competition. Aspiring translators of contemporary Japanese literature are most welcome to apply. The winners of previous JLPP Translation Competitions are now actively working as literary translators all over the world. The JLPP International Translation Competition aims to foster emerging translators of Japanese and promote Japanese literature around the world by encouraging the translation of superb literary works from Japan. Please follow this link for details on the competition.

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