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October 2019

ChinaTalks: China’s propaganda campaign in Sweden, 2018-2019

October 7, 2019 - 12:00-13:30
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Public talk by Björn Jerdén, Research Fellow and Head of the Asia Program at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, organised jointly by Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, and ThinkChina, UCPH. Since early 2018, China’s government and its embassy in Stockholm have been conducting an intense campaign of public criticism of Swedish media outlets, journalists, scholars, human rights activists, political parties and authorities. This criticism has sometimes contained implicit threats and personal accusations, and has occasionally been…

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NTNU Japan Seminar: Technology and the Rule of Law in East Asian Maritime Cooperation

October 10, 2019 - 08:30-17:00
Vallhall Conference Room, Quality Augustin Hotel, Trondheim, Kongens gate 26
Trondheim, Norway
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The Japan Program by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites to the seminar "Technology and the Rule of Law in East Asian Maritime Cooperation". Technological development and diffusion are raising tensions and the stakes of maritime conflicts in East Asia by empowering states to utilize resources at sea more thoroughly, and to more thoroughly surveil maritime space with surface and subsurface autonomous ships and submersibles (drones) that can even serve as weapons platforms. Rising maritime tensions in…

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A new era for the world’s oldest monarchy?

October 10, 2019 - 17:30-19:00
Nedre Youngs, Youngstorget 3
Oslo, Norway
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Earlier this year the Japanese emperor abdicated due to deteriorating health; in October the second great acquisition ceremony, sokui no rei, in which the emperor’s eldest son takes over the throne will take place. What does this imperial shift mean for Japan? For more information, visit University of Oslo's website.

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CfA: CNARC China-Nordic Fellowship Program

October 15, 2019

In accordance with research priorities, CNARC will offer fellowships for scholars at Nordic and Chinese institutes to conduct collaborative research within CNARC network for a period of one to six months. Preference will be given to academic exchange between Chinese and Nordic institutes. The fellowship program offers opportunities for researchers from both China and Nordic states, under the collaborative framework of the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC), to conduct joint research within leading research institutes in Arctic studies. The program…

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CFP: In­ter­na­tional work­shop on “The People’s Re­pub­lic of Chin­a’s Seven Dec­ades of For­eign Eco­nomic Re­la­tions”

October 31, 2019
University of Helsinki

The current standing of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a giant of the global economy and trade is undeniable. The PRC has the second largest economy in the world after the USA and is the dominant trading partner of numerous countries. The PRC has also become a major player in strategic investments in Africa and other parts of the world, including Europe. The leading role of the PRC has also been challenged, as demonstrated for instance by recent…

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CFP: International Journal of Taiwan Studies Topical Section: “The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Taiwan Theatre”

October 31, 2019

This topical section for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) welcomes contributions that enrich discussions on how theatrical performances after the abolition of martial law responded to politicalised experience during the martial law period. They expect the introspection of politics through theatre not only as a historical experience but also as a strategy in form. The aim of the proposed topic is to explore how contemporary theatre (since the lift of martial law in 1987 to the present) has…

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CFA: Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship

October 31, 2019

With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research. For more information, see website:  «Hakuho Japanese Research Fellowship»

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November 2019

CFP: European Scholars of South Asian International relations (ESSAIR)

November 30, 2019

The European Scholars of South Asian International Relations (ESSAIR) are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for the Inaugural Annual Conference at the École Militaire, Paris on 10 July 2020. They welcome abstracts from established academics, emerging scholars and postgraduate students concerning their research on South Asia under the wide aegis of International Relations and History, including political science, security studies, foreign policy, IR theory, comparative politics, and institutionalism. Research can relate to any specific state, bilateral or multilateral…

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CfA: Short-Term Resident Fellow Programme on contemporary Taiwan

November 30, 2019 - 08:00-17:00

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 cooperation between Europe and Taiwan. To this end, two Ph.D. students or postdoc researchers from Europe and Taiwan are invited to join the center in Tübingen for a period between three to six months. For more information, please visit their website.

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December 2019

Digital Asia Cultural, Socio-Economic, and Political Transformations

December 2, 2019 - 08:00-December 6, 2019 - 17:00

12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The region, however, encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. Proposals should focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used by, and affect, individuals and communities in their cultural, socioeconomic, and…

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