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January 2021

CFP: Chin­a’s Rise/​Asi­a’s Re­sponses Conference & PhD Workshop, 10-11 June 2021

January 25, 2021

15th Bi­en­nial Conference of Nordic As­so­ci­ation for China Stud­ies (NACS) and the 14th Annual Nordic NIAS Coun­cil Conference (VIR­TUAL CONFERENCE) 10-11 June 2021 China’s power in economic, political, military and cultural terms is mounting. In our contemporary world, this rise in China’s influence has been phenomenal. However, the extent, of its actual impact on Asian countries and societies remain subject to scholarly and practitioner debate. To understand the significance of China’s ascendancy, some would argue, there is a need for…

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Webinar: Beyond the Trappings of State Animosities: Sino-Japanese Civil Society Cooperation in the 21st Century

January 28, 2021 - 11:00-13:00

Webinar organized by CEAS with Kamila Szczepanska (CEAS, University of Turku, Finland) and Anna Caspari (POA, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) Abstract: Whereas the official relationship between Japan and the People’s Republic of China has always been marked by tensions in multiple fields, in the background of high-level politics the contacts and exchanges between civil society actors have grown steadily. This presentation aims to illuminate further the matter of collaboration between civil society actors from mainland China and Japan, with a…

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Marriage on the Road to Equality: A Taiwan Story

January 28, 2021 - 13:00-14:30

Online lecture by Professor Chen Chao-ju 陳昭如, Part of the Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies Abstract In 2019, two years after Taiwan’s Constitutional Court recognized same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, Taiwan passed a law to legalizes same-sex marriage registration and became the first country in Asia to do so. It is internationally acclaimed as a progressive move that demonstrates Taiwan’s status as a regional leader in LGBTQ rights. It is widely recognized as a remarkable achievement due to the government’s fearless commitment to marriage equality…

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January 29, 2021

Conference Dates: 29 March 2021 - 30 March 2021 In the last few years, Myanmar has undergone a profound political metamorphosis that has gradually paved the way for the formulation of major socioeconomic reforms affecting a wide range of sectors. Both nationally and internationally, the reform of Myanmar’s National Education System has undoubtedly been regarded as one of the core reorganizations needed to sustain the country’s political transition and peace process. Accompanied by high expectations, this reform has unfolded in…

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University of Nottingham Taiwan Studies Programme PhD Scholarship 2021

January 29, 2021 - 17:00

The Taiwan Studies Programme at the University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations is pleased to announce that it is offering a Scholarship for Postgraduate Research students in the School starting their PhD's in October 2021/2022 academic year. This will be offered on a competitive basis, with applications being ranked by a School panel, whose judgement is final.   Number available :1   Description of award: £14566 per annum towards fees and stipend for 3 years (full-time).   Eligibility…

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CfP: Asia & Africa in Transition

January 31, 2021 - 08:00-17:00

ADI's international conference invites abstracts for paper presentations addressing one of the panels listed here. Your submission should include: Name, affiliation, short bio Abstract including title (up to 250 words) Intended panel We also invite full panel proposals on Asia – Africa related themes. Your submission should include: Name, affiliation and contact details of convener/contact person Title and description of panel (up to 250 words) Name and affiliation of 3-4 presenters in the panel, title of their presentations and abstracts…

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February 2021

Call for participants (Open Webinar): SEZ@40: Shenzhen as a New Global Development Model?

February 3, 2021 - 15:00

Please take your time zone in to account! The event time is: 22:00 Beijing, 15:00 Oslo, 09:00 Washington Participants can sign up via this link: https://nettskjema.no/a/181357#/page/1 Seminar Topic Shenzhen city in South China was among the first of Deng Xiaoping’s Special Economic Zones. After 40 years at the forefront of China’s ‘reform and opening-up’ policies, what does the future hold for Shenzhen? What is Shenzhen’s role as a developmental model today? The celebrations of this 40-year anniversary lauded Shenzhen’s achievements…

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PhD Studentship: Fatherhood at a crossroads?: Exploring how fathers in India understand and ‘do’ fathering

February 26, 2021

A fully funded studentship is available to study at the UCL Social Research Institute from autumn 2021. The student will explore emerging ideals and practices of fatherhood in the rapidly changing context of urban India, supervised by Dr Katherine Twamley and Dr Penny Vera-Sanso.  The studentship will cover tuition fees (at the home fee rate) and a stipend (the stipend rate was £17,285 per annum for 2020/21) for up to 3 years. Additionally, one return flight London/Delhi at £750 for fieldwork…

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March 2021

CfA on a rolling basis: The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme

March 26, 2021

The Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellows Programme honours Professor Wang Gungwu, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) for his distinguished tenure of 17 years and for his key contributions in nurturing a strong culture of research excellence at ISEAS. The programme aims to build the next generation of scholars and policy makers exploring the nexus of big-power relations and its impact on Southeast Asia, through policy relevant and contemporary research on international politics…

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June 2021

POSTPONED Asia and Africa in Transition

June 28, 2021-June 30, 2021
University of Copenhagen

In light of the current situation and global conoravirus concern, the conference has been postponed from October 2020 to 28-30 June 2021. In 2021, the annual ADI conference and the annual NNC conference will join forces with a number of globally oriented networks and centres at the University of Copenhagen. The organisers are: Asian Dynamics Initiative NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies School of Global Health Sustainability Science Centre ThinkChina UCPH Global Development About the conference Asia and Africa,…

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