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April 2021

Stockholm seminar: “New Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy: Japan, East Asia and Northern Europe”

April 20, 2021 - 10:00-11:00
Zoom

The 92nd Stockholm Seminar (Webinar) on Japan New Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy: Japan, East Asia and Northern Europe Professor Paul Midford, Meiji Gakuin University and Professor Espen Moe, Norwegian University of Science & Technology In this Stockholm Seminar on Japan, the editors, Paul Midford and Espen Moe, will present and discuss their new book: New Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy: Japan, East Asia and Northern Europe. This is a timely topic in relation to the goal of…

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Guest Lecture: An Inquiry into the Continuing Development of Maritime Law in the PRC

April 20, 2021 - 14:15-15:45
Zoom

The Finnish China Law Center would like to warmly welcome you to the online guest lecture ‘An Inquiry into the Continuing Development of Maritime Law in the PRC’ by Professor Jason Chuah from the City Law School, City University of London. Date: 20 April 2021 Time: 14:15 – 15:45 CET Further information about the speaker and overview of the lecture can be found at here. The lecture is open to all. However, registration is required.  We kindly ask you to register by 17 April. Click here…

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Claiming Labor Rights “A ‘new era’ for migrant labor unrest in China? Changing patterns of worker protests under Xi Jinping”

April 21, 2021 - 12:00-13:30
Zoom

Digital Guest Lecture by  Daniel Fuchs, Humboldt University. Welcome to the last lecture in the "Current affairs in China" series this spring semester: A ‘new era’ for migrant labor unrest in China? Changing patterns of worker protests under Xi Jinping. Photo: Marc-Olivier Jodoin / Unsplash Over the last decade, the patterns of worker protests in China have changed significantly. Struggles for workers’ rights provided grounds for optimism regarding the collective empowerment of China’s working class. However, Xi Jinping’s ascendance to power…

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Guest Lecture: “The god of wealth in Chinese ritual mythology and Mongolian conspiracy theories”

April 22, 2021 - 11:00-13:00
Zoom

Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021 Time: 11.00-13.00 CET In this guest lecture I look at the case of the reinterpretation of the Chinese rituals of veneration to the ‘god of wealth’ (財神) in contemporary Mongolian culture. I shall introduce the figure(s) of the god of wealth, and its specific features and functions in the ritual mythology and everyday practices of Chinese communities. I shall also regard these features in the broader context of Chinese and Mongolian folk beliefs about the…

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At the Critical Moment: The Rhizome and “Democracy to Come”

April 22, 2021 - 13:30-15:00
online

The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme presents an online discussion, At the Critical Moment: The Rhizome and “Democracy to Come” by Dr Shih-wei Hsu, Assistant Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Nottingham University Business School China. Talk abstract There has been strong interest in the use of the metaphor of rhizomes as developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. The rhizome at its birth was an epistemological concept but, with the advancement of internet and social media, it has gradually gained an ontological…

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Open Webinar: The Cyber Threat Landscape in East Asia and Policy Challenges

April 26, 2021 - 10:00-11:30
Zoom

Date: 26 May 2021 Time: 10.00-11.30 CET Venue: Zoom (please register for the webinar here) State-sponsored cyber attacks are on the rise. New serious challenges include cyber propaganda and manipulation of democratic processes. But what kind of cyber attacks does national security focus on? How may state-sponsored cyber-attacks be deterred? Are there avenues for possible future international cooperation? In this talk, Dr. Jun Osawa, will address these questions and themes related to the emergence of cyber threats in Northeast Asia,…

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Meet the Author: The Burmese Labyrinth – A History of the Rohingya Tragedy

April 28, 2021 - 14:00-15:30
Zoom

In 2011, Myanmar embarked in a democratic transition from a brutal military rule that culminated four years later, when the first free election in decades saw a landslide for the party of celebrated Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet, even as the international community was celebrating a new dawn, old wars were raging in the northern borderlands. A crisis was emerging in western Arakan state where the regime intensified its oppression of the vulnerable Muslim Rohingya community. By 2017,…

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Book Talk – Political Violence in Southeast Asia since 1945: Cases from Six Countries.

April 28, 2021 - 15:30-16:30
Zoom

Eve Zucker and Ben Kiernan introduce their new book, Political Violence in Southeast Asia since 1945: Cases from Six Countries Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021 Time: 15.30-16.30 CET / 9:30-10:30am EST Hosted by NIAS and NYSEAN This anthology of 17 chapters examines waves of political violence that impacted six Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam – from the wars of independence in the mid-twentieth century to America's Indochina Wars to the recent Rohingya genocide. Despite…

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May 2021

Postgraduate Research Workshop: Your research in context

May 3, 2021-May 6, 2021
Online

Co-hosted by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies Postgraduate students researching Southeast Asia at an Australian or Nordic research institution are invited to attend this online workshop, which aims to create awareness and encourage students to think about the context of their research.   Who: Higher Degree by Research students with interests in Southeast Asia who are currently enrolled in an Australian or Nordic research institution When: 3-6 May 2021 Where: Online We invite applications from…

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Open Webinar: Political Repression and Lèse Majesté in Authoritarian Thailand

May 4, 2021 - 15:00-16:30
Zoom

Time: 15.00-16.30 CET Venue: Zoom (please register for the webinar here) Speakers: Saowanee T. Alexander, assistant professor of sociolinguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand Tyrell Haberkorn, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Kevin Hewison, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Asia and the Weldon E. Thornton Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill More information about this webinar and the speakers will soon be available at www.asianstudies.su.se

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