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June 2018

Call for Abstracts: Belt & Road Initiative, Sustainable Development and Law

June 11, 2018

This two-day conference shall focus on issues of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) - the major development initiative of the Chinese government, and a signature foreign policy of President Xi Jinping - in the following four topics: (1) legal and sustainability significance of the BRI; (2) national, regional and global dimensions; (3) specific fields of law and sustainability; and (4) practitioners´ legal perspectives: projects and cases. The conference language is English. Selected papers of the conference will be published in English. Abstracts (500 words)…

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Calls for Funding under the FinCEAL Plus Partnership Support Instrument

June 11, 2018

FinCEAL Plus has launched calls for funding on a rolling basis for researchers based in Finnish Higher Education Institutions and Independent Research Institutions. The purpose of the grants is to support partnership building activities between the Finnish science community and their counterparts in ASIA, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Applications can be sent in at any time but applicants are advised to apply for funding at least 2 months before their planned activity. All funded activities must take…

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Theory Seminar: From Rivalry to Accommodation: China’s and Russia’s New Status Relationship

June 11, 2018 - 13:15-15:00
C.J. Hambros plass 2D, Oslo, C.J. Hambros plass 2D
oslo, Norway
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Deborah Welch Larson will shed light on the question: Why has the relationship between Russia and China experienced a positive change? “Relations between China and Russia have become much warmer since the rise of Xi Jinping in China and the return of Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency. This is surprising from the standpoint of neorealism, which would predict China and Russia to be rivals given their unequal growth in power since the end of the Cold War and rivalry in Central…

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Worlding Hong Kong Literature: Dung Kai-cheung’s Atlas

June 13, 2018 - 15:15-17:00
Room H525, Faculty of Humanities, University of Gothenburg

Heidi Yu Huang (PhD Lyon), Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, speaks on the topic "Worlding Hong Kong Literature: Dung Kai-cheung’s Atlas”. Huang will discuss the concept of “worlding” spatially and temporally, but also the origin and purpose of the city-making narrative in Dung Kai-cheung’s half-fictional, half-historical novel Atlas: The Archaeology of An Imaginary City. The lecture is a part of the Bernhard Karlgren Seminar Series at the University of Gothenburg. Geographically the seminars revolve around China and Chinese traditions, but with a pronounced interest in the larger methodological and theoretical questions…

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SNoW 2018: Call for papers

June 15, 2018

Sino-Nordic Workshop on Comparative Welfare Regimes: Governance Innovation and Social Service Provision. Beijing, 27-28 August 2018. Venue: Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), 10th floor, CASS office building, 5 Jianguomennei Street, Beijing. Organizers: Sino-Nordic Welfare Laboratory, Institute of Sociology, CASS, and Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network (SNoW), Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen. Registration deadline: by 15 June 2018, with an abstract of paper/presentation (100-200 words), to Fang Lijie ([email protected]) and Zhang Wenbo ([email protected]). Nordic participants are…

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Call for Papers: Sino-Nordic Workshop on Comparative Welfare Regimes: Governance Innovation and Social Service Provision

June 15, 2018 - 08:00-17:00
Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), 10th floor, CASS office building, 5 Jianguomennei Street
Beijing, China
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A joint workshop with Sino-Nordic Welfare Laboratory, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, will be organized on 27-28 August 2018 in Beijing, on the topic of "Comparative welfare regimes: Governance Innovation and Social Service Provision". The workshop is convened to present and promote comparative research on welfare reforms. Papers are invited on government policy responses to major challenges of demographic change and globalization, with a focus on social service provision, e.g. elderly care, child care (family policy),…

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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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10th Annual International ADI Conference

June 18, 2018-June 20, 2018
University of Copenhagen, City Campus, auditorium 35.01.06, Gammeltoftsgade 13
Copenhagen, Denmark
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  Since the launch of the Asian Dynamics Initiative at the Universtity of Copenhagen in 2008, the ADI annual conference has become a well-established event in Asian Studies internationally. With the conference in 2018 we wish to continue this tradition. Keynote addresses on this overall topic will be given by two distinguished scholars: Professor Dr Hermann Kreutzmann, Chair of Human Geography, Department of Geography, Freie Universität Berlin "Pamirian Crossroads and impacts of the New Silk Road Initiative" Professor Ran Wei, Gonzales…

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International Symposium: Corporate Religion in Asia

June 19, 2018 - 09:00-17:30
Seminar room 10, P. A. Munchs hus, University of Oslo

In this symposium, we discuss several aspects of corporate religion in Asia, and offer some theoretical and methodological suggestions for studying this underexplored topic.  In most academic discourse, ‘religion’ is discursively differentiated from other, ‘secular’ realms of society, such as public administration, corporate culture, and market economies. Studies of (Asian) religion usually focus on doctrine/philosophy, sacred texts, ritual practices, or political ideology. Only rarely do they analyse institutional or economic structures. Accordingly, religious institutions are commonly perceived and analysed in…

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Summer School: NEWDAY – Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy

June 22, 2018 - 08:00-17:00

In 2017, NIAS in collaboration with the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies and Nansen Academy held the first NEWDAY–Nansen East-West Dialogue Academy at Nansen Academy in Lillehammer, Norway. The summer school featured lectures by prominent scholars, journalists, and thinkers as well as debates and dialogue between students and teachers on the burning issues of our time. This year we once again invite interested students to participate in an inter-disciplinary training program addressing current global challenges in a unique social setting. The…

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