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February 2020

The Development Dilemma of the Yellow Tiger (Malaysia) and White Elephant (Thailand)

February 20, 2020 - 13:15-15:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18
Lund, Sweden
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Open lecture with Kamaruddin Abdulsomad Malaysia and Thailand have achieved very impressive economic growth since the early 1970s. Many observers have predicted that both countries will become the next tiger economies of Asia. The World Bank has claimed that both countries have used market mechanism and minimum state intervention to create economic growth. However, many indicators have showed that the states have played very important role in both economies. Unlike in South Korea and Japan state intervention in Malaysia and…

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Transformations of Tibetan Sacred Landscapes: Modernisation, Buddhist Economics, and State Secularism

February 21, 2020 - 10:00-11:00
Building 10, room 10.4.05, South Campus, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8

Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies invites you to a guest lecture by Anna Sehnalova, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Abstract The talk opens with an introduction to Tibetan indigenous notions of sacralisation of landscape and their interplay with Buddhism. To provide an example of thus created Buddhist sacred sites of the natural environment, the talk focuses on one of the most sacred mountains of Tibet, Amnye Machen (A myes rma chen), located in East Tibet (contemporary mGo log Prefecture, Qinghai…

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Lunch lecture by Tom Pepinsky: “Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia”

February 21, 2020 - 12:00-13:30
NIAS meeting room (18.1.08), Building 18, 1. fl, room 18.1.08 , Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Populists in East and Southeast Asia generally refrain from invoking anti-migrant and anti-minority sentiments as part of their mobilizational strategies. This differentiates them from “exclusionary” populists in Europe, even though many Southeast Asian countries are diverse societies with long histories of migration and ethnic chauvinism. Because the categories of peoplehood that were set alongside the onset of mass politics at independence remain salient today, they constrain contemporary Asian populists’ rhetorical and mobilizational strategies—even in Southeast Asia’s diverse societies. The Asian…

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Selling the Silk Road: China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) in Myanmar

February 24, 2020 - 10:15-12:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18
Lund, Sweden
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Open lecture with Mads Barbesgaard, Department of Human Geography, Lund University The BRI is often described as a ‘grand strategy’ led by President Xi Jinping, centrally planned and rolled out by obedient state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The sheer size of the initiative – 136 countries have received US$90 billion in Chinese foreign direct investment and exchanged US$6 trillion in trade with China - can make the BRI appear monolithic and inevitable. However, using a political economy analysis, this talk presents an…

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CfP: Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement, 7th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference

February 29, 2020

This conference focuses on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Critical engagements with the possibilities and limitations of transformation – of differences that make a difference - through intersectional perspectives are important and timely in the face of a series of global challenges and crises, such as economic and ecological crisis, refugee crisis, ageing society, increased inequalities and polarization of the society. It is crucial to ask not only the…

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March 2020

Two fully funded PhD positions in East and South-East Asian Studies

March 1, 2020

The programme is four-year long (240 credits) and combines courses (60 credits) with a thesis (180 credits). East and South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on present-day socio-political issues and developments and can include a range of topics concerning phenomena and processes in the region as a whole as well as in individual countries. The subject integrates theoretical and methodological perspectives from area studies with different humanities and social sciences disciplines. Please see here for more information

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CfA: PhD student – Queer/trans studies in a global world

March 15, 2020

Lund University offers a PhD position at the Department of Gender Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences. The PhD programme runs full time and the student will pursue the requirements of the PhD degree and actively participate in department activities.The position as a PhD student is a four-year full time employment that may require teaching or other departmental work up to 20%, which may lengthen the overall duration of the position to maximum five years. For more information, please see…

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Calls for applications for EATS Fieldwork Grant and Workshop Grant

March 15, 2020

The European Association of Taiwan Studies is delighted to announce calls for applications for its Fieldwork Grant and Workshop Grant. The former is aimed at supporting postgraduate students' research, whereas the latter is to encourage research collaboration and networking. EATS membership is required for these two applications. Both applications are closed at 23.59 GMT, on 15th March 2020. Find more information here.

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Call for participation in the NIJL/EAJRS Kuzushi-ji Workshop in March 2020

March 24, 2020-March 26, 2020

  The NIJL/EAJRS Kuzushi-ji workshop has been held at several places in Europe since 2011 and in March 2020, the workshop will be taken place at University of Oslo, Norway. The workshop is free of charge but the number of participants is limited to 20. Date : Tuesday, 24th to Thursday 26th March 2020 Venue: Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo Library, Moltke Moes vei 39, 0851 Oslo Language: Japanese (No translation is provided) Target Audience: Librarians, curators, scholars and graduate…

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April 2020

Contemporary Buddhism: International summer school at University of Copenhagen, application deadline

April 1, 2020

This summer school is geared towards students who are interested in learning more about contemporary Buddhism - a burgeoning field which has not yet taken root in universities and study programmes around the world. The summer school offers a rich learning environment with a diversity of teaching formats that will help to immerse the student in contemporary Buddhist studies, thereby acquiring a great amount of knowledge in just two weeks. The summer school enquires into contemporary Buddhism as an interdisciplinary…

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