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November 2018

Citizen Participatory Journalism in Korea

November 20, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B
Lund, Sweden
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Open lecture with Yeon-ho Oh, adjunct professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Seoul, Korea, and founder and CEO of OhmyNews. OhmyNews is a South Korean online newspaper website with the motto "Every Citizen is a Reporter". It was founded by Oh Yeon Ho on February 22, 2000. It was the first of its kind in the world to accept, edit and publish articles from its readers, in an open source style of news reporting. OhmyNews was influential…

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China’s activities in Greenland

November 21, 2018 - 10:00-12:00
Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderivej 51A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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With the publication of China’s white paper on Arctic strategy and the goal of establishing a Polar Silk Road, Chinese investment supported by the Chinese state is expected to increase in the coming years. Greenland has a prominent place in this strategy and Chinese companies view Greenland as a new frontier for business. There are also concerns, however, especially in Denmark and the US, that China is trying to boost its strategic position in the Arctic. This seminar discusses recent…

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Anastasia Piliavsky: Hierarchy as a Theory of Life

November 21, 2018 - 14:15-16:00
f, Moltke Moes vei 31
oslo, Norway
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Anastasia Piliavsky, Fellow and Director of Studies in Social Anthropology at Girton College, Cambridge. Dr. Anastasia Piliavsky teaches Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. As Early Career fellow at CRASSH Piliavsky is undertaking a Newton-Leverhulme funded project “India’s democratic boom and its implications” (2016-2019). Her research for the past 14 years has focused on thieves, policemen, gossip and secrecy (among other things) in the Indian province of Rajasthan, and on political life in India more generally, including questions of why the country…

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China’s engagement in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Xinjiang

November 26, 2018 - 10:00-12:00
Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderivej 51A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Will China’s Root Cause model provide regional stability and security? The seminar will discuss China’s westward policy by analyzing the opportunities and obstacles related to its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as well as discussing the potential of China’s approach to stabilizing the troubled areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan through development. The logic behind China’s policy is that economic development will lead to more stability by addressing what is seen as the root…

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The “People’s War on Terror” and the Mass Internment of Muslims in Xinjiang

November 26, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B
Lund, Sweden
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Open lecture with Dr. Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London) In China's northwestern border region of Xinjiang, coercive forms of disciplinary state power now condition the experience of everyday life for millions of Uyghurs and other Muslim minority peoples. The mechanisms of surveillance and control extend across the region and right into family homes, underpinned by an unprecedented system of mass detention. Over the past ten years researching Uyghur Islam, I have observed the steady rise of religious piety in…

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Gender and Human Trafficking in South and North Korea

November 28, 2018 - 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 Seo-Young Cho, Assistant Professor of Economics at Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany and visiting scholar at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies As South and North Korea have developed into different paths in many aspects, their human trafficking situations also demonstrate different societal problems. South Korea is mainly a country of destination and transit that receives and transforms trafficking victims, and, to some extent, it is a source country that sends victims abroad. This complexity in…

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Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

November 28, 2018 - 15:15-18:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18
Lund, Sweden
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Film screening and Q&A with Director Miki Dezaki The “comfort women” issue is perhaps Japan’s most contentious present-day diplomatic quandary.  Inside Japan, the issue is dividing the country across clear ideological lines. Supporters and detractors of “comfort women” are caught in a relentless battle over empirical evidence, the validity of oral testimony, the number of victims, the meaning of sexual slavery, and the definition of coercive recruitment. Credibility, legitimacy and influence serve as the rallying cry for all those involved…

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December 2018

Call for Papers: The Fifth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies

December 1, 2018
Lotte Hotel Seoul, Korea

The International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) will convene the Fifth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies as part of the IKAA Gathering 2019. The field of Korean adoption studies is specifically concerned with international adoption from Korea including the experiences of overseas adopted Koreans, birth families, adoptive families, and the families of adoptees. We recognize and celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of Korean adoption studies. These scholars work at the intersections of Asian and Korean studies, postcolonial and cultural studies, and…

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Doctoral Program in Asian Economy and Business at SSE

December 1, 2018 - 08:00-February 1, 2019 - 17:00

Asia is where the economy is growing more rapidly than anywhere else in the world, and it is widely believed that the continent will witness even greater growth in the future.  Yet despite the region's obvious importance Europe clearly suffers from a serious shortage of young professionals able to operate freely and effectively in the major regional languages, combined with profound insights into the ways in which business and management operate in East Asia. The European Institute of Japanese Studies…

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Workshop: Contested Narratives in Islamic Central Asia

December 6, 2018 - 09:30-15:15
Room 4A-0-68 at KUA3, South Campus, Njalsgade 76
Copenhagen,
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Workshop to mark the 10th anniversary of the Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen Programme: Keynote speaker Ingeborg Baldauf, Institute of African and Asian Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin Did Chinggis Khan's grandmother have an illegitimate child? Mustafa Coşkun, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen Past Perfect: Narratives of History, Heritage and Identity among the Kyrgyz Claus Pedersen, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen Legitimizing an Islamic government - Khomeini's layer-by-layer formulation of a new Twelver Shi'i narrative and a new role for the faqih   Aysima Mirsultan,…

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