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November 2017

Secular governance in Central Asia: the case of Kazakhstan

November 23, 2017 - 15:30-16:45
Medelhavsmuseet. Fredsgatan 2, 103 21, Stockholm.

Since independence, Kazakhstan has remained faithful to secular statehood. In recent years, Kazakhstan’s leaders have strengthened the secular character of the state’s laws and education system. But what does secularism mean in a Central Asian context? How does the state balance the goal of religious freedom with the need to shield the state from religious influence? Within the framework of ISDP’s ongoing research on secular governance in Central Asia and the Caucasus, ISDP invites you to a panel discussion focusing on…

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Xi Jinping’s China – what does the future hold?

November 27, 2017 - 13:00-15:00
NUPI, Oslo

China's president has now started his second term at power. What is the future outlook for the country's economy? And how does Japan perceive its neighbour? In this seminar, Toshiya Tsugami will present political observations of Xi Jinping’s second term and an analysis of the Chinese economy and its prospects. The hopes and concerns over China’s external policy from the perspective of its neighbor, Japan, will also be covered. Toshiya Tsugami is President of Tsugami Workshop Ltd., an independent China…

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Zen and the art of magic, amulets and funerals

November 27, 2017 - 13:15-15:00

- introduction to Japanese religion past and present Public talk by Jørn Borup, Aarhus University Japanese religion is Zen meditation in mountain monasteries. But it is also funeral business and folk religious rituals, ancient mythologies, nationalistic Shinto and post-3/11 green Buddhism. The lecture will give an overall introduction to some of the many facets of Japanese religiosity, including the crises of contemporary secularization. Venue: Søndre Campus, Det Humanistiske Fakultet, lokale 11A.2.19 More information

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Philosopher Kings and Oriental Despots : Leibniz and the Enlightenment Debate Concerning China

November 27, 2017 - 16:00-18:00
Room 27.0.09, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8

Guest lecture by Eric S. Nelson, Associate Professor of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In this guest lecture Eric. S. Nelson will discuss the ethical-political and political theological contexts of Leibniz’s reception and interpretation of Chinese political culture and thought. He examines Leibniz’s political philosophy and “political theology” in order to clarify how he interpreted the Chinese political system and Confucian political thought as providing a model of benevolent enlightened kingship rooted in natural theology in the context…

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North Korea and the USA: the simplified black and white conflict

November 28, 2017 - 15:15
NUPI, Oslo

Since 1947 members of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board has maintained the 'Doomsday Clock' representing an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war. The hypothetical global catastrophe is "midnight". Its original setting in 1947 was seven minutes to midnight. 70 years later the Clock stands at two and a half minutes to midnight, due to President Donald Trump's comments over North Korea, Russia, and nuclear weapons. This setting is the Clock's second-closest approach to midnight since its introduction.…

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The Indus River Basin as Sovereign Space: Nature and the Partition of India

November 30, 2017 - 16:15-18:00
P. A. Munch’s hus seminarrom 10, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Oslo, 0371
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The Indus Basin of contemporary India and Pakistan witnessed the development under British colonial rule of the largest, integrated irrigation system in the world.  The development of this system not only transformed production in the region, but also came to play an important role in the ideological justifications for British rule.  The bifurcation of the river basin at the time of partition in 1947 thus signaled a crisis both in water management and in the linking of the sovereign claims…

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Religious Practice and Education in Tibetan Buddhism

November 30, 2017 - 16:30-18:30
Sophus Bugges Hus, Auditorium 1 Oslo, + Google Map

  Lecture on religions practice and education in Tibetan Buddhism by Khenpo Sodargye from Larung Gar. Larung Gar is a large Buddhist monastic settlement in Sichuan Province in China. With over ten thousand residents it is frequently considered the Buddhist monastery in the world. It was established in 1980 by the late Khenpo Jikme Phuntsok of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, and has been an influential force in the reestablishment of Buddhism in the region in recent decades. As one…

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December 2017

Enterprise Hindutva: Five Prototypes in Urban India

December 1, 2017 - 10:15-12:00
PA Munchs hus seminarrom 3, University of Oslo

The expansion of social media in India has marked a distinct debate culture among the middle classes, shaping a new milieu of ideological affiliations. Amidst a diversity of online voices, social networking sites are active with an alert and assertive group of Hindu nationalist sympathizers whom I call the “ideological warriors of New India”.  This talk delineates the new media cultures surrounding this ideological group, and the varied motivations that cluster around the enthusiasm to announce the arrival of the confident…

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Call for Papers | First AEEAO International Conference “Creating New Synergies: Beyond Our Frontiers”

December 11, 2017

The First AEEAO International Conference should be a rendezvous where scholars in the field of EAS might interact with other colleagues and share their research outcomes. Therefore, the Organising Committee of the conference would like to invite researchers to send their paper presentation or poster proposals within any of the following fields of knowledge: • Art • Science • History • Language and Translation • Literature • Philosophy and Thought • Politics and Economy • Sociology and Anthropology Deadline: 11…

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CCKF-ERCCT Short-Term Resident Fellow Programme 2017/2018

December 15, 2017

The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCK Foundation Overseas Center (CCKF-ERCCT) at the University of Tübingen, Germany, pursues the objective of promoting and facilitating postgraduate social science research on contemporary Taiwan and scholarly cooper-ation between Europe and Taiwan. To this end, we run a Short Term Resident Fellow Programme and invite two Ph.D. students or postdoc researchers from Europe and Taiwan each year to join the center in Tübingen for a pe-riod between three months and one…

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