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May 2019

Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Comparisons and Findings from Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake

May 28, 2019 - 14:00-17:30
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 35
Copenhagen, Denmark
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In 2015, Nepal was struck by its worst natural disaster in several decades, which left 9,000 people dead, injured 20,000 and destroyed over 600,000 homes. The devastating socio-economic and environmental impacts of this catastrophe were compounded by the country’s protracted political impasse over the adoption of a new constitution in the wake of a decade-long insurgency and the contentious legitimacy of dominant state actors. Eight months after the earthquakes, The National Reconstruction Authority was established by the government to lead…

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Vietnam – the limits of modernization under Party rule

May 28, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
DeGeersalen, Stockholm University

Vietnam’s development success story is today well-known. The economic development, has not only produced sustained economic growth but has also resulted in cultural and societal transformation: urbanization and the emergence of new social forces in society and a concomitant political pluralization in society. At the same time Vietnam remains an authoritarian single-party regime with the Vietnam Communist Party in power since the 1950s in north Vietnam and in the entire country since 1975. In recent years a more vocal civil…

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Negotiating Ethnic and Racial Difference in the Japanese Empire

May 29, 2019 - 10:15-12:00
Engelska parken Hugo Valentinrummet (Eng4-1020), Thunbergsvägen 3D, Hugo Valentin Centre, Sweden

Open lecture with John Hennessey. Looking at a map of the Japanese Emipre, it appears to have had clear borders and constituent parts, but the reality was far messier. The Japanese Empire was in fact a patchwork of colonial territories with different legal statuses and relations to the metropolitcan center, relations that were contested and changed continously over the polity's lifespan as the Japanese government tried both to promise assimilation and equality to Koreans, Taiwanese, Micronesians, Ainu and maintain in…

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Submission deadline for Master Class Course: Gender, Media, Leadership: Women in Chinese and Russian Media (5 ECTS)

May 31, 2019
University of Tampere Finland + Google Map

Are you interested in the representation of gender in Chinese and Russian media, or the status of women in these cultural industries? Do you want to know more about media activism related to gender issues in Russia and China? Would you like to learn from the experiences and expertise of acclaimed media professionals and scholars of gender and Russian and Chinese media? “Gender, Media and Leadership: Women in Chinese and Russian Media” invites students and media professionals to learn about…

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June 2019

New PhD position in Sinology at University of Uppsala

June 3, 2019

University of Uppsala is looking for a new PhD student with a background in Sinology to join the Department of Linguistics and Philology. Details and project description available here

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ASIANET 2019: The Asian Century

June 6, 2019-June 7, 2019
University of Oslo, Blindern, Oslo

The 21st Century is Asia's Century. At ASIANET 2019 we focus on four domains where the rise of Asia is already palpable: economy, politics, environment and culture. Economically, the gravity of the world economy has been shifting eastwards for decades. Starting with Japan and followed by the Asian Tigers, China and its increasingly global presence that includes the highly ambitious “Belt and Road Initiative” now dominate the headlines, even as Japan keeps playing a crucial role amidst other newly ‘emerging economies’.…

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Position: Assistant Professor at Dep. of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Stockholm University

June 7, 2019

Assistant Professorship in History of Religions with a focus on South and East Asian religions. See description (only in Swedish) here

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The annual South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) Conference

June 11, 2019-June 12, 2019
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ulls hus, Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden

The 2019 SANR conference is hosted by Sasnet/Lund University, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Stockholm, and SLU. The conference offers a platform for Nordic scholars of South Asia to present their research and meet other researchers. It is particularly intended to be a supportive meeting point for emerging scholars. To accommodate as wide an audience as possible SANR inted to include sessions for MA/PhD project presentations, as well as new initiatives and themed panels. Travel and accommodation costs…

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The 14th Biennial Conference of Nordic Association for China Studies (NACS)

June 13, 2019-June 14, 2019
University of Bergen.

'When China Faces the World: Engagement or Disengagement? Marking the Centenary Anniversary of the May 4th Movement.' Modernization is a painful process for any nation with a great tradition. To engage or not engage with the world is still a core question for present-day China - even after one century’s vicissitudes since the May Fourth Movement of 1919 that marked elites’ consensus to revolutionize the core values of indigenous traditions. The question of how to engage with the world is increasingly urgent…

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The 11th Annual International ADI Conference: Asian Mobilities

June 17, 2019-June 19, 2019
University of Copenhagen

The 11th ADI conference continues the tradition of investigating Asian intra-regional and transregional connectivities. The point of departure is that the multi-directional movement of people, ideas, things and technologies across space and time produces ever-changing configurations of human relationships, knowledge systems, and power relations. Through a focus on multiple connectivities and their impact on human perspections, actions, knowledge paradigms and the material world, the conference will further expand understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of Asia in global contexts.…

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