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November 2018

Gender and Human Trafficking in South and North Korea

November 28, 2018 - 10:15-12:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18
Lund, Sweden
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Open lecture with Seo-Young Cho, Assistant Professor of Economics at Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany and visiting scholar at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies As South and North Korea have developed into different paths in many aspects, their human trafficking situations also demonstrate different societal problems. South Korea is mainly a country of destination and transit that receives and transforms trafficking victims, and, to some extent, it is a source country that sends victims abroad. This complexity in…

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Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

November 28, 2018 - 15:15-18:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18
Lund, Sweden
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Film screening and Q&A with Director Miki Dezaki The “comfort women” issue is perhaps Japan’s most contentious present-day diplomatic quandary.  Inside Japan, the issue is dividing the country across clear ideological lines. Supporters and detractors of “comfort women” are caught in a relentless battle over empirical evidence, the validity of oral testimony, the number of victims, the meaning of sexual slavery, and the definition of coercive recruitment. Credibility, legitimacy and influence serve as the rallying cry for all those involved…

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Inter-religious Harmony is a Choice

November 28, 2018 - 16:00-19:00
Asia House, Indiakaj 16
Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Royal Danish Embassy to Jakarta invites for a public Indonesian-Danish inter-faith dialogue and consultations with a high-level delegation of Indonesian religious representatives In these times, political and religious radicalization dominates the public sphere and especially the discourse in the domain of the media. The general impression is that different religious groups, clergy and congregations rather talk about each other instead of with each other and thereby increase the division in society. Therefore, inter-faith dialogue and initiatives of goodwill are…

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Inter-religious Harmony is a Choice

November 28, 2018 - 16:00-19:00
Asia House, Indiakaj 16
Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Royal Danish Embassy to Jakarta invites for a public Indonesian-Danish inter-faith dialogue and consultations with a high-level delegation of Indonesian religious representatives In these times, political and religious radicalization dominates the public sphere and especially the discourse in the domain of the media. The general impression is that different religious groups, clergy and congregations rather talk about each other instead of with each other and thereby increase the division in society. Therefore, inter-faith dialogue and initiatives of goodwill are…

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Making Korea Great Again? Korean Pseudohistory and Why It Matters

November 29, 2018 - 12:15-13:15
PAM seminar room 3, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Oslo, Norway
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Peruse the early history section of any South Korean bookstore today, and you will quickly notice a significant number of freshly printed paperbacks with evocatively designed covers advertizing claims therein of either newly revealed, or better argued, truths of Koreans’ ancient past. This is the phenomenon of Korean pseudohistory of early northern East Asia. Born of popular historical revisionism that was initially authored in response to the Japanese takeover of Korea, it reemerged in the 1970s and has continued to thrive…

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Fudan Development Institute Visiting Scholar Program

November 30, 2018

Fudan Development Institute welcomes qualified scholars from outside Mainland China to apply for its Visiting Scholar Program. This program allows scholars to interact with Fudan faculty while conducting their independent research at the FDDI.  The FDDI welcomes academicians and researchers in social sciences whose research interests meet with the following requirements to apply for this program. • Applicants must be or under 55 years of age. • Applicant should hold a faculty position at a recognized university or be a regular member…

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December 2018

Call for Papers: The Fifth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies

December 1, 2018
Lotte Hotel Seoul, Korea

The International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) will convene the Fifth International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies as part of the IKAA Gathering 2019. The field of Korean adoption studies is specifically concerned with international adoption from Korea including the experiences of overseas adopted Koreans, birth families, adoptive families, and the families of adoptees. We recognize and celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of Korean adoption studies. These scholars work at the intersections of Asian and Korean studies, postcolonial and cultural studies, and…

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Workshop: Contested Narratives in Islamic Central Asia

December 6, 2018 - 09:30-15:15
Room 4A-0-68 at KUA3, South Campus, Njalsgade 76
Copenhagen,
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Workshop to mark the 10th anniversary of the Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen Programme: Keynote speaker Ingeborg Baldauf, Institute of African and Asian Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin Did Chinggis Khan's grandmother have an illegitimate child? Mustafa Coşkun, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen Past Perfect: Narratives of History, Heritage and Identity among the Kyrgyz Claus Pedersen, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen Legitimizing an Islamic government - Khomeini's layer-by-layer formulation of a new Twelver Shi'i narrative and a new role for the faqih   Aysima Mirsultan,…

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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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