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December 2019

What’s in it for Sweden? Third Annual Conference on Swedish East Asia Research

December 16, 2019 - 09:45-16:30
Asia Library, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 21C
Stockholm, 11419 Sweden
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ISDP is happy to announce the third conference in the annual series on East Asia research in Sweden, coorganized with Stockholm’s University’s Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies. The conference is the third in three years and aims to bring Sweden-based East Asia researchers toward greater innovation and cooperative structures in research on the politically, economically and culturally most expansive geographical area in the world. This year’s installment focuses on identifying a common denominator among Swedish East Asia researchers in the humanities and social sciences,…

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January 2020

CfP: 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies

January 6, 2020

Scholars of Chinese Studies are invited to submit proposals for contributions to the conference. The organisers welcome Taiwan-related submissions for panel proposals as well as individual papers. The 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) will be held in Leipzig from 25 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Local organisation is provided by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University. The EACS biennial conference is the biggest Chinese Studies meeting in Europe, typically featuring between…

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Call for papers: Identity Politics in East Asian Popular Culture

January 6, 2020
Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan + Google Map

The East Asian Popular Culture Association (EAPCA) is planning its second international conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Center of Taiwan Studies (ITSC), College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The conference is organised in collaboration with the Kyushu University Taiwan Studies Program, and will be held at Kyushu University’s Nishijin Plaza, Fukuoka, Japan, on July 20th -21st 2020. We are seeking up to 75 paper presenters. A highlight will be two keynote lectures and…

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Transnational Relations, Ageing and Care (TRACE): Asian Connections and Beyond

January 9, 2020-January 10, 2020
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore ARI Seminar Room, AS8 Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore, 119260
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Transnational ageing is a relatively understudied topic compared to the academic attention that has been given to other aspects of transnational familyhood. Increasingly, older adults are moving across national borders to provide care or to receive care, while also participating in such care circulations are younger transnational migrants who are family members of those older adults or who have been employed to care for older adults. The experiences of older migrants and their care relations with familial and non-familial persons…

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PhD Defence: Seven Senses of the City : Urban Spacetime and Sensory Memory in Contemporary Sinophone Fiction

January 21, 2020 - 14:15
LUX:B152, Helgonavägen 3
Lund, Sweden
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Public doctoral dissertation defence by Astrid Møller-Olsen What happens when the city you live in changes over night? When the streets and neighborhoods that form the material counterpart to your mental soundtrack of memory suddenly cease to exist? The rapidly changing cityscapes of Taipei, Hong Kong and Shanghai form an environment of urban flux that causes such questions to surface in literary texts In this dissertation, I engage with themes of scented nostalgia, flavors in fiction, walking as method, literary…

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Call for applications Kautilya Fellows Programme 2020

January 26, 2020

The Kautilya Fellows Program is a 9-day long certificate program for scholars from around the world to understand modern-day India and its growing leadership in the world. 4 days long module on India's Foreign Policy and India's Public Policy delivered by thought leaders in government and experienced practitioners Understand the role of India's institutions in policy-making through field visits and direct interaction with top leadership Excursion to witness election campaign in world's largest democracy Limited scholarships available Dates: January 26-February…

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Position, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies, Oregon State University

January 31, 2020

The Chiu program for Taiwan studies at Oregon State University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for the academic year 2020-21. Based on the support from the Chun and Jane Chiu Foundation, the fellowship program is set up to support the following categories of research: 1. History of Taiwan; and 2. Projects on Taiwan in anthropology, political science, sociology, or literature with a strong historical dimension.  We especially welcome proposals on Taiwan which are developed in transnational or comparative perspective. The Chiu fellow will be required to be in residence. …

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Call for Submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

January 31, 2020

Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies is an undergraduate academic journal with a regional focus on East, Southeast, and South Asia founded at the Asian Institute of the University of Toronto. The Journal seeks to publish the world's premier undergraduate work pertaining to the study of contemporary Asia, specifically on the current political, historical, societal, and/or economic developments in the Asia region. Synergy is inviting submissions for its online publication for the academic year of 2019-2020. Submissions are open…

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February 2020

CfA: Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation

February 15, 2020

SJSF calls for applications for its yearly exchange grant. The objectives of the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation are to enhance friendly relations between the five Nordic countries and Japan and to promote exchange between the peoples of the countries concerned, to increase international understanding and to attain peace in the world. The Foundation fulfills its objectives by providing grants and scholarships to organizations, institutions and individuals in the Nordic countries and Japan. The aim is to promote research, development, education and…

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Call for applications Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Fellowships

February 15, 2020

Every year, the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy grants a limited number of fellowships to scholars and practitioners from outside Taiwan who wish to pursue research related to Taiwan’s democracy and human rights. The TFD divides its fellowships into four categories: Dissertation Fellowships, for PhD candidates writing their thesis; Postdoctoral Fellowships, for those who have recently received their PhD; Democracy and Human Rights Service Fellowships, for those who want to be involved in democracy and human rights projects in Taiwan; and…

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