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May 2017

Call for Papers | The Industrial Revolution 4.0: Preparing for Disruptive Technologies in 21st Century Asia

May 31, 2017

We are entering into a Fourth Industrial Revolution where ICBM technology (I.O.T., Cloud, Big Data and Mobile) and A.I. systems (Artificial Intelligence) could become the logic of operation that sustains the world’s economy. Automation and data-mining-based prediction technology are revolutionizing the business ecosystem. Asian governments have been developing policy frameworks to incorporate big data, IoT and Cloud: e.g. Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation Initiative’ (2014), China’s ‘Made in China 2025’ (2015), India’s “100 Smart Cities” project (2015) and South Korea’s ‘Comprehensive Countermeasures…

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June 2017

NIAS SUPRA Nordic Scholarship application deadline

June 1, 2017

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Autumn 2017 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship! The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or collect material in Northern Europe's most comprehensive Asian studies library.…

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Contrasting Leadership Style of Zhang Ruimin (Haier) and Ren Zhengfei (Huawei): Management of Sustained Renewal and Innovation

June 1, 2017 - 15:45-17:30
Copenhagen Business School PH408, Porcelænshaven 24, 4th floor
Frederiksberg, 2000 Denmark
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Lecture by Arie Y. Lewin, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Recent research suggests that the leadership of Chinese companies does not seem to follow conventional western leadership theories and practice as they increasingly emerge as serious global competitors. This paper contrasts the leadership of two iconoclastic Chinese companies – Haier, and Huawei. The analysis is based on longitudinal qualitative historical analyses from founding to the end of 2015. Both companies have become global leaders in their sectors at a record…

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Call for Papers | The Politics of Distribution: Migrant Labour, Development and Religious Aid in Asia

June 2, 2017

Migrant labour has been viewed as an important factor in growth, productivity and poverty reduction in Asia where rapid economic development has raised many to middle income countries. However, parallel to the growth of these economies has arisen new challenges and tensions as well as continuing underdevelopment (Rigg 2015). This includes what some scholars have identified as the formation of a labour surplus population in many parts of the world, where a decline in small agriculture and new industries generating…

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NEWDAY – the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy in Lillehammer 4-14 July 2017

June 6, 2017

Creating better relations by seeking mutual understanding and harmony in diversity In July 2017, 55 students from East Asia and the Nordic countries will gather for a 10-days summer course: NEWDAY - the Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. With NEWDAY we offer students from East Asia and the Nordic region the chance to meet and engage with each other, with top scholars and political leaders on some of the most pressing issues the world faces today. NOTE that…

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Buyer’s Paradise – NIAS research project as theatre performance

June 10, 2017-June 11, 2017

A NIAS research project by Senior Researcher Cecilia Milwertz on relations between workers in China and consumers in Denmark has inspired creation of the theatre performance Buyer’s Paradise, which will be shown at the CPH STAGE film festival Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June at Vanggaards Antivariske Bogudsalg, Kultorvet 2, 1175 Copenhagen. Buyer’s Paradise is an artistic exploration of relations between global phenomena and individual and collective lives played put through the example of the production and consumption of…

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The Tenth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 10)

June 15, 2017

The Tenth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 10) will be held at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 20-23 July 2017. It will be organized by the Regional Center for Social Change and Sustainable Development (RSCD), with support from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Chiang Mai University (CMU). 1250-2000 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend. More information about the convention Deadline for registration: 15 June…

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Apply for: Master of Arts Health and Society in South Asia (MAHASSA)

June 15, 2017

The Master of Arts Health and Society in South Asia (MAHASSA) is a two-year degree, focusing on Medical Anthropology and South Asian Studies. It is integrated with the curriculum at Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute, one of the world’s leading centers of interdisciplinary research and teaching on South Asia. This allows students to integrate South Asian languages, geography, politics, etc. into their plan of study. Most students base their master thesis on field research conducted in South Asia. The language…

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Asia in Focus is looking for a new student assistant

June 15, 2017 - 08:00-17:00

The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies’ journal Asia in Focus is looking for a new volunteer student assistant! Are you interested in scientific writing and academic publishing? Asia in Focus needs a student assistant from August 2017 to support the editorial team. About us: Asia in Focus is published by a young, motivated and international team of editors from a variety of backgrounds, all with an interest in Asia. We all work on a voluntary basis, and that means we…

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Call for Papers | Hate Speech in Korea, Japan and France: a Comparative Approach

June 30, 2017

International Workshop This project seeks to illuminate the national, regional and global dynamics of hate speech from diverse viewpoints that include the political, legal, historical, ideological and religio-cultural perspectives. To this end, it focuses on the cases of hate speech in the three countries of Korea, Japan and France. We will examine the contours of hate speech in the Korean, Japanese and French contexts; explore the historical, ideological or religio-cultural background of hate speech production and dissemination in each society…

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