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July 2020

Webinar: (Self-)Censorship, Social Activism, and Chinese Feminist Scholarship

July 10, 2020 - 13:00-16:00

Join this online webinar on (self-)censorship, social activism and Chinese Feminist Scholarship. A registration link for the event can be found here. Speakers and topics: Ms. YE Haiyan, aka "Hooligan Sparrow", self-defined "wild feminist", advocating for sex workers, children, and women's rights in China: Sex, Feminism, and Censorship: An Activist Perspective Dr.Dušica RISTIVOJEVIĆ, Kone Foundation Bold Initiatives Researcher, University of Helsinki, Finland; Co-coordinator of Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network, NIAS, Denmark: Chinese Feminism and Its Transnational Support Networks: What are We…

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Asia in Focus Issue 8 is out now!

July 15, 2020 - 08:00-July 31, 2020 - 17:00

Asia in Focus is a peer-reviewed OA journal published online twice a year by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. NIAS is a Nordic research and service institute focusing on Asia’s modern transformations. The focal point of the journal is the modern Asian societies viewed from the standpoints of social sciences and humanities. The geographical focus is the Asian countries from Central Asia to Oceania excluding Australia and New Zealand. Asia in Focus was initiated by NIAS to provide…

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CfP: Exploring Landscape of K-Culture and Changes in Society: Past, Present and Future

July 24, 2020 - 08:00-17:00

University of Central Lancashire, UK, 26-27 April 2021 From K-Pop, K-dramas, and K-films to political activism, K-culture is no longer limited to entertainment. Recently, the power of K-Pop fans and social media have impacted the political scene in the US. With this in mind, the past, present and future of K-culture and its influence in society will be discussed at the 2021 IKSU Annual International Conference. The main aims of the conference are to provide a venue to explore the…

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Marie Curie Individual Fellowships, nomination by NIAS

July 25, 2020

The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen is interested in nominating candidates for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. These EU-funded European Fellowships: are open to researchers moving within Europe, as well as those coming in from other parts of the world can restart a research career after a break, such as parental leave can help researchers coming back to Europe find a new position. To apply, you will need a completed PhD, a very strong…

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Webinar: China and South America Relationships and the Post Covid-19 Scenarios: An IPE Approach

July 29, 2020 - 09:00-10:00

A part of the Global Lecture Series on China Economic Studies The lecture will analyze the relations between China and South America from an International Political Economy perspective and through a historical structural methodology, which includes a long-term approach as an introduction. Therefore, we will review a period that includes the way in which South America and China were incorporated to the International System by the European Powers -  until the resurgence of China, and the impacts in South America…

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Deadline for International Translation Competition, Japanese

July 31, 2020

JLPP - Japanese Literature Publishing Project - seeks out applicants for their 5th translation competition. Aspiring translators of contemporary Japanese literature are most welcome to apply. The winners of previous JLPP Translation Competitions are now actively working as literary translators all over the world. The JLPP International Translation Competition aims to foster emerging translators of Japanese and promote Japanese literature around the world by encouraging the translation of superb literary works from Japan. Please follow this link for details on the competition.

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CfP Asia and Africa in Transition PhD Workshop

July 31, 2020 - 08:00-17:00

19-20 October 2020 │ University of Copenhagen NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Asian Dynamics Initiative Though the annual 2020 NNC/ADI conference has been postponed to 2021 as a consequence of the global coronavirus, the PhD workshop will take place on the dates initially planned. It will be an intensive workshop for a limited number of PhD students working on Asia. Depending on prevailing conditions at the time it is likely to be a hybrid event, with the…

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August 2020

University of Agder invests in environmental Master’s degree in Asia

August 1, 2020 - 08:00-17:00

UiA has been given academic responsibility for a new master’s programme in environmentally friendly and sustainable business management. The teaching will take place in Indonesia, and the programme will give priority to students from poor countries in Southeast Asia. The programme opens for applications this autumn and commences in January 2021. More information

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Deferred Departures, Unhappy Returns: Pandemic and the Labor-exporting Nation

August 4, 2020 - 08:00-17:00

A part of the “ASIAN MIGRATIONS IN COVID-19 TIMES” series. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted a global exchange of migrant labor, as efforts to control the virus close national borders and bring international travel to a halt. While media reports highlight how such disruptions affect the nations that receive migrant workers, we know less about the places that actually produce and supply these workers to the world. In this webinar, Yasmin Ortiga and Karen Liao examine how the pandemic upsets…

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CfA: Two postdoctoral fellowships at Lund University

August 10, 2020

Applications are now open for 2 postdoctoral fellowships in China’s, Japan’s, and/or Korea’s contemporary society at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University. The candidate needs to have written a Ph.D. thesis with a focus on contemporary society in China, Japan, and/or Korea. Very good and documented knowledge of English is required as well as relevant knowledge in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, depending on the research project. Further information regarding the positions is available here.  

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