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May 2018

Dissertation Defense: MA Shenghua Xie

May 31, 2018 - 12:00-16:00
University of Turku, Pub3, Assistentinkatu 7 T50
turku, Finland
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MA Shenghua Xie defends his dissertation in Social Policy entitled From circular migration to urban settlement and to urban integration: A three-stage perspective on rural-urban migration in China. China is experiencing the largest rural-urban migration in human history, a migration that will profoundly affect more than 400 million members of the country’s population in the 21st century. A considerable number of studies have examined this significant event. Yet, a critical question that has not yet been sufficiently addressed concerns how to…

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The Anthropology of South Asian Politics Today

May 31, 2018 - 14:15-17:00
PAM seminarrom 1

Lisa Björkman is Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville. She has written on the encounter in the Indian city of Mumbai between liberalising market reforms and the materially-dense politics of the city’s water infrastructures, exploring the everyday political, social, and material dynamics that produce and inhabit flows of water through the growing and globalising city. On this she published Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters (Duke University Press 2015). Later she probed popular and scholarly debates…

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Morgenstierne Seminar: The anthropology of South Asian politics today

May 31, 2018 - 14:15-17:00
PAM seminarrom 1

Lisa Björkman and Nicholas Martin will give join forces at this double lecture. Lisa Björkman is Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville. She has written on the encounter in the Indian city of Mumbai between liberalising market reforms and the materially-dense politics of the city’s water infrastructures, exploring the everyday political, social, and material dynamics that produce and inhabit flows of water through the growing and globalising city. Nicholas Martin is Assistenzprofessor für Moderne Indologie in…

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Morgenstierne Seminar Double Lecture: The anthropology of South Asian politics today

May 31, 2018 - 14:15-17:00
PAM seminarrom 1, University of Oslo

Lisa Björkman is Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville. She has written on the encounter in the Indian city of Mumbai between liberalising market reforms and the materially-dense politics of the city’s water infrastructures, exploring the everyday political, social, and material dynamics that produce and inhabit flows of water through the growing and globalising city. On this she published Pipe Politics: Mumbai’s Contested Waters (Duke University Press 2015). Later she probed popular and scholarly debates…

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June 2018

SUPRA Nordic Scholarship for MA and PhD students Fall 2018

June 1, 2018
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, NIAS

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Fall 2018 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship! The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or access material from Northern Europe's most comprehensive Asian studies library.…

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Funding opportunity for Postdocs

June 1, 2018

Allocation of Special Strategic Funds from the Forum for Asian Studies, Stockholm University The Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University will during the 2018-2019 academic year offer funding for postdoctoral researchers to write grant proposals focusing on Asia, aimed primarily at calls from major funders such as Formas, Riksbanken Jubileumsfond, and the Swedish Research Council during the spring of 2019. The goal is to strengthen research on Asia at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Stockholm University. Up to…

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Programme Director and Senior Researcher: China and Global Security Programme

June 4, 2018

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is seeking a Programme Director and Senior Researcher for our China and Global Security Programme. SIPRI’s China and Global Security Programme aims to advance peace and security studies with a particular emphasis on China’s role and impact in global, non-traditional and transnational security. SIPRI is an independent international institute whose core mission is to undertake research and activities on security, conflict and peace. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open…

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South Asia across the Nordic Region 201

June 5, 2018 - 10:30-June 6, 2018 - 14:00
PA Munchs Hus, Blindern, Oslo

The SANR annual meeting aims to facilitate greater collaboration across Nordic research institutions and universities. The need for such a meeting forum has been acutely felt by scholars, especially younger scholars in need of mentorship and support in the early career stage. The SANR annual meeting is also an important venue for building future frameworks of cooperation, for exploring potential research collaborations, and for presenting cutting edge research undertaken by Nordic scholars. Please note that registration is mandatory. More information

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Fisheries Resources Management in tomorrow’s Indonesia

June 7, 2018 - 08:30-10:00
C.J. Hambros plass 2D, Oslo, C.J. Hambros plass 2D
oslo, Norway
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Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, Ms Susi Pudjiastuti, visits NUPI to talk about how the country will handle the severe challenges it faces in the years to come regarding national food security. Indonesia has the second longest coastline in the world, and close to 100 million people live near the coast. Fisheries are an essential source of food, income, and cultural heritage to Indonesia’s people, as well as essential in national food security and…

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The Network for Asian Studies’ Open Summer Meeting

June 7, 2018 - 12:15-17:00
Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), Sognsveien 68, Oslo, seminar room on the top floor, Sognsveien 68
oslo, Norway
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All are welcome to the Asianetwork for AsianStudies' open summer meeting. This year, China expert Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr from the University of Bergen will give a talk on Xi Jinping's recent ascension to potential lifelong leadership in China. Gåsemyr's talk will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact and development of the #MeToo movement in Asia, with a regional focus on China, India and Japan. With us in the panel are Ragnhild Sofie Selstø, journalist and MA graduate (Chinese Society…

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