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October 2020

CfP: Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies: Film & Documentary sections

October 31, 2020

Call for Contributors - Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies: Film & Documentary sections International publisher, Brill, is currently preparing to compile and publish the Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies. Professor Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica) is the Editor-in-Chief. It is anticipated that The Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies will be complete and available online by 2022. Dr. Ming-yeh Rawnsley (SOAS, University of London) is one of the scholars who serve on the advisory board for the subsection on films. If you are interested in writing one of…

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November 2020

Asian Studies research seminar: Researching contemporary China

November 3, 2020 - 13:15-15:00
Online

China experts professor Marina Svensson and associate senior lecturer Nicholas Loubere will present tentative research and field-trip experiences. Title: "After the Gold Rush: Following Chinese Miners Across Time and Space" Nicholas Loubere, associate senior lecture in the Study of Modern China, will be presenting a tentative research plan. No paper is circulated prior to the talk. Nicholas' research focuses on processes and patterns of underdevelopment, marginality and inequality at different levels within China and globally. More about Nicholas can be found here: https://www.ace.lu.se/nicholas-loubere…

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Webinar: Gender, Resistance and Transnational Memories of Violent Conflicts

November 3, 2020 - 14:00-15:00
Online

Pauline Stoltz in conversation with Duncan McCargo Take part in this online conversation about transitional justice and memory politics, arranged in a cooperation between Aalborg University and NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. About In 2020 it is 75 years ago Indonesian nationalists proclaimed independence from the colonial power of the Netherlands. Aalborg University researcher Pauline Stoltz has analyzed the politics of memories of three violent conflicts that took place in Indonesia, covering the period between 1942 and 2015.…

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Webinar: International Student Mobilities and Post-Pandemic Futures in the Asia-Pacific

November 5, 2020-November 6, 2020
Online

As of January 2020, there were about 5.3 million international students worldwide, many whom are now impacted by the global outbreak of COVID-19. With countries suspending cross-border movements, internationalisation activities across campuses and colleges appear to have come to a halt. Study abroad and exchange programmes were suspended. International students were recalled and sent home. Universities are scrambling to cope with the shift towards online and remote learning, which may or may not meet the expectations of students who aspire…

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Asian Studies Days 2020 – Research and Education during the Pandemic

November 5, 2020-November 6, 2020

Doctoral seminar, Thursday, 5th of November. Zoom meeting Conference Day, Friday, 6th  of November. Zoom webinar ASIANET; The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies has organized Asian Studies Days annually since 2010. The event provides a national platform for discussions and networking in Asian studies. It brings together a wide community of people from the academia, business, public administration and civil society with a shared interest in Asia. Restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic have disrupted well-established education and research practices…

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Online book presentation: Energy and Peace in South Asia

November 5, 2020 - 11:00-12:30
Online

SASNET welcomes you to a digital presentation of Mirza Sadaqat Huda's latest book Energy Cooperation in South Asia: Utilizing Natural Resources for Peace and Sustainable Development. Here is an excerpt of what Routledge writes about the book: "Regional cooperation has been substantiated by academics and multilateral development banks as one of the most viable solutions to South Asia’s crippling energy crisis. However, three decades of national and regional efforts have failed to develop a single multilateral energy project or foster…

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Female Agency and Religious Conservativism: New Roles for Women in Hinduism

November 5, 2020 - 14:15-16:00
MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, Gydas vei 5, Auditorium 4
Oslo, 0302 Norway
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MF CASR Annual Lecture with Ute Hüsken By looking into the details of two conservative settings in India, namely the case of priestesses in Sanskritic Hinduism in Pune (Maharashtra), and a school imparting Vedic education to girls in Benares (UP), this presentation explores situations of pronounced change in the religious and ritual agency of women, looking at religious agency as a process. ‘Agency’ is as diverse as women and their contexts are diverse, and emphasis on resistance against authority and hierarchy is…

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Webinar: Resilient Peripheralization through Authoritarian Communication Against Energy Democracy in South Korea

November 11, 2020
Online

with So Young Choi To understand anti-democratic barriers to accomplishing energy democracy, I examine how and why a centralized energy system can maintain itself based on an ethnographic analysis of the local protest of Miryang against the Korea Electric Power Corporation’s construction of a 765,000-volt transmission line. Explaining the element of authoritarian communication in South Korean environmental politics, I highlight the active roles of citizens to contest socio-environmental inequalities as a precondition to building a sustainable energy democracy. Su Young…

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Online Lecture: Civil Society Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 on Democracy and the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan

November 12, 2020 - 09:00-11:00
Online

Zoom lecture with Aoi Horiuchi: “Civil Society Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 on Democracy and the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan – from the SDG 16+ and human rights-based approach (HRBA)" Aoi Horiuchi is an advocacy coordinator of Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) since 2012. He is involved in the coordination of official periodical dialogues between NGOs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, where participants discuss Japan's ODA, especially support for NGOs. He…

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Webinar: Hell Joseon and the Webtoon Sin kwa hamkke

November 16, 2020
online

Zoom talk with Barbara Wall: Hell Joseon and the Webtoon Sin kwa hamkke To find more information, please see here.

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