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December 2018

Focus Asia 2018

December 7, 2018 - 09:15-17:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund Sweden

China’s role in Southeast Asia This one-day symposium will investigate the multiple roles that China plays in Southeast Asia with particular focus on how China influences political and democratic development in the region. It will also address domestic challenges within China to the country’s assertive development strategy connecting China with Southeast Asia. Programme 09.15-09.30     Astrid Norén-Nilsson, Welcome and Introduction 09.30-10.30     Andrew Mertha, ”Wagging the Dog: Cambodia’s Frustrating Relationship with China” 10.30-10.45     Coffee break 10.45-11.45     Kheang Un, “China’s “no-strings attached”: Aiding the status…

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Seminar: Branch Campuses and International Higher Education in China

December 7, 2018 - 13:00-17:30
Hyatt Regency Wujiaochang, East Guoding Road 88
Shanghai, China
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At this STINT seminar representatives from the leadership of several prominent and pioneering educational institutions will share their experiences and participate in a panel discussion on challenges, opportunities and the future of branch campuses and international higher education establishments in China. The global knowledge and innovation landscape has changed dramatically during the past 20 years. More knowledge and innovation are generated within the context of international collaboration. In parallel new leading global research, education and innovation milieus have developed in…

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ChinaTalks: The Evolution of Chinese Leaders’ Styles: From Mao to Xi Jinping

December 12, 2018 - 17:00-19:00
University of Copenhagen, City Campus (CSS), Room: TBA

China has had eight paramount leaders since 1949: Mao Zedong, Hua Guofeng, Deng Xiaoping, Hu Yaobang, Zhao Ziyang, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping. Each leader has had his own distinctiveness, but there have also been continuities over time. In this public lecture, Professor David Shambaugh will compare and contrast each leader’s political personae and tactics, their ideologies, policymaking practices, and nature of rule. Further, how has each leader affected the Chinese Communist Party as an institution, and the…

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Election and Challenges in the time of Great Game East

December 13, 2018 - 12:30-15:00
12th floor of Niels Treschows hus, Blindern Campus, Problemveien 7
oslo, Norway
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Ahead of Bangladesh’s next national election (to be held in December 2018), this workshop brings together a panel of Bangladeshi experts to examine the country's progress and challenges. Once known as a basket case the country has made remarkable socio-economic progress in recent times. In terms of social progress, Bangladesh is ahead of its neighbor India, a fact well recognized by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen. It is hailed as a model for reducing hunger. Besides, the country is listed among…

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Facing the Challenges of Ethical Communication Across Differences in Disciplines, Cultures and Class: The Case of Bile Duct Cancer in the Mekhong Delta

December 14, 2018 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma, abbreviated to CCA) is a rare disease in most parts of the world; but in the Mekhong delta areas of mainland South East Asia its high prevalence comes from chronic liver fluke infection. In Thailand this translates to around 20,000 deaths per year, with an estimated similar number in Lao PDR. The complexity of the problem is not, however, solely a medical one. Much more, it is one that clearly requires a respectful and ethical engagement across…

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Senior Lecturer in Japanese studies at the University of Oslo

December 21, 2018
University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is looking for a temporary position of Senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Culture and Society is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of two years, with possibility for prolongation. Starting date: 1 August  2019. More information Application deadline: 21 January, 2019.

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January 2019

Three Positions at the University of Oslo: “Brokering China’s Extraversion: An Ethnographic Analysis of Transnational Arbitration”

January 31, 2019

The University of Oslo has three positions open to work on the European Research Council-funded project "Brokering China's Extraversion: An Ethnographic Analysis of Transnational Arbitration". The project is headed by Dr Heidi Østbø Haugen, and we invite two postdocs and one PhD to join. The positions are all based at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, UiO, and the scholars will carry out data collection in the Pearl River Delta, analyzing how links between the PRD and other…

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February 2019

Doctoral Program in Asian Economy and Business at SSE

February 1, 2019

Asia is where the economy is growing more rapidly than anywhere else in the world, and it is widely believed that the continent will witness even greater growth in the future.  Yet despite the region's obvious importance Europe clearly suffers from a serious shortage of young professionals able to operate freely and effectively in the major regional languages, combined with profound insights into the ways in which business and management operate in East Asia. The European Institute of Japanese Studies…

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ASIANET 2019 The Asian Century: Call for Proposals

February 1, 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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Europe-China Relations – The Role of Political Values

February 5, 2019 - 17:00-18:30
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm, Drottning Kristinas väg 37,
Stockholm, Sweden
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China’s attempts to gain influence across Europe have sparked reactions on the continent. A new report from the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) analyses the role that political values play in Europe-China relations today. Does Europe stand up for its core values when it deals with China? How does China seek to influence Europe on core issues such as human rights? Will China’s attempts to influence Sweden be successful? This seminar will present and discuss the findings of the…

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