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April 2018

Call for Papers: Taiwan’s Lost Commercial Cinema – Recovered and Restored

April 30, 2018

Journal of Chines Cinemas will dedicate a special issue to Taiwanese Cinema. Between the 1950s and 1970s, 1000+ Taiwanese-language features were made. However, the budgets were minuscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200+ survive. However, with the establishment of the Chinese Taipei Film Archive in 1979 and the end of martial law in 1987, Taiwanese-language cinema of the 1950s–1970s, once seen as a disposable entertainment, is now being revalued as an…

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May 2018

Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships 2018 DEADLINE 07/05/2018

May 7, 2018

Toshiba International Foundation Fellowships 2018 Within the framework of the Toshiba International Foundation Fellowship programme conducted jointly by EAJS and the Toshiba International Foundation, the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) selects candidates for a fellowship to undertake research in Japan. The next application deadline is 7 May 2018. To apply please use our online application system. Applications are invited for Toshiba International Foundation scholarships for a three-month stay in Japan to be completed by the end of March 2019.…

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Seminar: Where the Silk Road Economic Belt meets the Polar Silk Road: Nordic prospects, visions, projects

May 22, 2018-May 23, 2018
University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Karelian Institute

China’s investments to Nordic countries is a rapidly growing phenomenon. Existing and intensively growing Chinese tourism, growing Chinese investments in enterprises, the recent initiative on Chinese investments in a new railway “Arctic Corridor” towards Arctic all give Nordic Countries a special role in the new geopolitical picture. Processes of globalization and activities in the Arctic are different: they focus on resources, domination, presence, even the ‘new Arctic identity’ concept, which promotes new Arctic multiculturalism. All these processes are very important…

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June 2018

10th Annual International ADI Conference

June 18, 2018-June 20, 2018
University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark + Google Map

Asian Dynamics Initiative We are pleased to announce that the 10th Annual International ADI Conference will be held at the University of Copenhagen 18-20 June 2018. Keynote speakers Dr Faisal Devji, University Reader in Modern South Asian History, Director, St. Antony's College Asian Studies Centre, University of Oxford Professor Dr Hermann Kreutzmann, Chair of Human Geography, Department of Geography, Freie Universität Berlin Professor Ran Wei, Gonzales Brothers Professor of Journalism, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, College of Information and…

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September 2018

International Academic Conference – Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies

September 6, 2018 - 13:00-September 8, 2018 - 17:00
Aulan, Kräftriket 4A, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 4
Stockholm, Sweden
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In 2018 Sweden and Japan celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This occasion provides an exceptional opportunity to reconceptualize the study of Japanese culture in a way which meets the requirements of an increasingly networked and digitalized world. Our conference seeks to do that with a Media Studies approach that entwines the technological, social and aesthetic, and acknowledges the importance of everyday practices by non-elite actors. The objective is to revisit the potential and limitations of a privileged academic…

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