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October 2019

Seminar: Elderly Care on the Move

October 4, 2019 - 09:00-12:00
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

ThinkChina and the Co-ordination for Gender Research are hosting a half day seminar on ageing societies and elderly care. Keynote Professor will be Jihua Lu, Department of Sociology, Peking University, adressing Elderly care in China: Changing norms across generations. Please follow this link for registration and more information.

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Nordic-Korea Dialogue on Peace, Development & Cooperation

October 4, 2019 - 09:30-14:30
Medelhavsmuseet. Fredsgatan 2, 11152 Stockholm

The ISDP Korea Center is holding a one-day seminar in Stockholm together with the Nordic-Benelux Centre at Korea University on the topic of how the Nordic countries and South Korea interrelate on issues of peace and sustainable development. The objective is to share information, lessons and perspectives that can be applied between the two regions and to respond to the increasing interest in Korea on the “Nordic model” of regional security and cooperation, social welfare, and sustainable development. Too register…

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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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The crisis of faith in contemporary China

October 8, 2019 - 14:15-16:00
PAM seminar room 5, P. A. Munchs Hus, Niels Henrik Abels Vei 36
Oslo, Norway
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University of Oslo presents a conversation with the Chinese author Yang Zhipeng. He is the author of several novels and short story collections based in contemporary Chinese society. For more information, please see here.

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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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Open lecture: From Piraeus to Kolkata: Logistics along the New Silk Road

October 10, 2019 - 10:00-11:30
Högbomsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Stockholm University

Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University invites to an open lecture with prof. Brett Neilson on Chinas Belt and Road Initiative. The talk considers questions of empirical research and method in two sites: the Greek port of Piraeus, often positioned as a “dragon’s head” of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and Kolkata, an unavoidable chokepoint in this same project. Issues for interrogation include the conceptualization of logistical power, the relation of logistical techniques and technologies to geopolitics, and the…

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Facing the Uyghur Plight

October 10, 2019 - 15:15-16:45
Faculty of Humanities KUA2, Building 12, room 12.1.62, Karen Blixens Vej 4
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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Interview with Uyghur consultant, translator and human rights activist Rushan Abbas Rushan Abbas is an Uyghur human rights activist based in the USA. Rushan is outspoken on the Chinese governments violations of minority rights and human rights abuses. She started her political activities already as a student in China in the late 1980 in the movement that led to the Tiananmen student protests in 1989 and has paid a high personal price for her activism; both in terms of exile and…

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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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Subordinates or Partners: Government-Nonprofit Relationships in Public Service Delivery in China

October 14, 2019 - 14:00-15:30
NIAS meeting room (18.1.08), Building 18, 1. fl, room 18.1.08 , Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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