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August 2018

Guest lecture: China’s Arctic Policy – The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the Nordic Countries

August 22, 2018 - 10:15-11:45
Room 668, 6th floor of the Faculty of Law (Porthania Building), University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3
Helsinki, Finland
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The Finnish China Law Center, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, is pleased to announce an upcoming guest lecture, ‘China’s Arctic Policy – The ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative and the Nordic Countries’. The lecture will be delivered by Egill Thor Nielsson, Executive Secretary of the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC), Visiting Scholar at the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), and Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of International…

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Chinese Diplomacy and the World Relations

August 27, 2018 - 14:00-15:30
Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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China’s path of modernization has a major impact on its foreign policy and strategy. With China’s reform and opening-up, Chinese diplomacy experienced the first major change. After the 18th National CCP Congress, Chinese diplomacy experienced the second major change, which is the change towards President Xi's diplomacy for the new era. The lecture will focus on the primary elements of Xi's diplomatic strategies for the purpose of seeking dignity. This lecture by renowned Chinese foreign policy expert Professor Canrong Jin will…

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ChinaTalk and Panel Debate: AIIB – Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

August 27, 2018 - 15:30-17:00
Asia House, India Kaj 16
Copenhagen, Denmark
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In collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ThinkChina and the University of Copenhagen are proud to invite you to a ChinaTalk lecture and panel debate on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) featuring its Danish treasurer, Mr. Søren Elbech, as the main speaker. The event will take place at Asia House and will focus on why Denmark decided to join the AIIB, China's motives behind wanting to create the AIIB and lastly how the AIIB works in the landscape…

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Hierarchies of Misery in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines

August 27, 2018 - 17:00-18:30
NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Join us at NIAS on 27 August at 5pm for a public guest lecture by Dr Nicole Curato, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra Whose suffering counts in Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines? In this presentation, Nicole Curato enquires into the unequal distribution of compassion among ‘communities of misery’ in a nation that has been beset with a series of tragedies. Nicole compares two case studies: disaster survivors from Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and the families left behind by police and…

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CNARC Roundtable

August 29, 2018 - 15:00-16:00
NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Egill Þór Níelsson, Nordic coordinator of CNARC, the China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre in Shanghai, will present news and views on the China - Nordic Arctic cooperation at this roundtable at NIAS. China’s Arctic Policy  – The Belt and Road Initiative into the Nordic Countries China published its first Arctic Policy White Paper in January 2018 following years of preparation. With China having joined the Arctic Council as an observer in 2013 and included the Arctic region in its Vision for…

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September 2018

China’s international development cooperation: A catalyst for delivering the SDGs

September 3, 2018 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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We would like to invite you all to a Lunch-talk at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. Dr. Zheng Yuan is an economist at UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) China, specializing in international development cooperation. She has a solid background in economics, international trade and sustainable development. She received her PhD in economics at the University of Copenhagen. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be served. Abstract The world has entered a new era defined…

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Open seminar: The Intimacies of Infrastructure: A Poetic Encounter with Smokestacks in Vietnam

September 3, 2018 - 13:00-14:30
Department of Social Anthropology, B600, Universitetsvägen 10 F, the F-building, 7th floor
stockholm, Sweden
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This talk by Christina Schwenkel examines postcolonial projects of electrification and the impulses embodied by the industrial smokestack, one of the most enduring signs of transnational energy infrastructure on the urban landscape in Vietnam. Around the world, smokestacks stand as once spectacular, now abject relics of the promise of industry and grand infrastructural projects. And yet smokestacks continue to hold persuasive power over populations, evoking a range of affective responses to technological objects and their embedded ideologies. In postcolonial Vinh…

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Open lecture: Ambivalence of Monstrosity – Understanding Godzilla after Fukushima

September 5, 2018 - 16:00-18:00
Aulan, Kräftriket 4A, Stockholm University, Universitetsvägen 10 F, the F-building, 7th floor
Stockholm, Sweden
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A guest lecture by Hiroshi Yoshioka, Kyoto University Like many other gigantic monsters which appeared in popular films or TV series in post war Japan, Godzilla has evoked mixed feelings of fear, awe, or even sympathy among viewers. Sometimes understood as a symbol of the destructive power of nuclear energy, sometimes associated with the souls of the war-dead in the Pacific War, in later works Godzilla defends the earth against an evil invasion from space or nature against its enemies.…

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International Academic Conference – Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies

September 6, 2018 - 13:00-September 8, 2018 - 17:00
Aulan, Kräftriket 4A, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 4
Stockholm, Sweden
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In 2018 Sweden and Japan celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This occasion provides an exceptional opportunity to reconceptualize the study of Japanese culture in a way which meets the requirements of an increasingly networked and digitalized world. Our conference seeks to do that with a Media Studies approach that entwines the technological, social and aesthetic, and acknowledges the importance of everyday practices by non-elite actors. The objective is to revisit the potential and limitations of a privileged academic…

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Open Seminar: Some Aspects of the Current Socio-economic Development in Vietnam

September 11, 2018 - 14:00-15:30
The Department of Political Science, Universitetsvägen 10 F, the F-building, 7th floor
Stockholm, Sweden
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Lê Đăng Doanh, member of the UN Committee for Development Policy and Senior Fellow, Economy College, Hanoi National University, will give a en open lecture on the current socio-economic development in Vietnam. Lê Đăng Doanh is a senior economist who has served as adviser to several Prime Ministers of Vietnam (Võ Văn Kiệt 1993-1997, Phan Văn Khải 1997-2006), for the president of the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM), 1993-2001; vice-president of the CIEM from 1990-1993; and as Senior Economist…

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