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January 2018

Guest Lecture: Changing Children, Childhood, and Family Lives in Contemporary China

January 29, 2018 - 14:15-15:15
Unioninkatu 38, A109 (Russian Room), University of Helsinki

The very visible economic and social changes that have shifted China’s position in the world have also had implications for children and families and how childhood is viewed. While many people identify the one-child policy (introduced in 1979 and being phased out since 2015) as the key issue in this area, three other issues are particularly important for their impact on children, childhood and everyday family practices and so for Chinese identities and how it will see itself in the…

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Book Launch: Civil Society in China and Taiwan: Agency, Class, and Boundaries

January 30, 2018 - 10:15-11:15
Unioninkatu 35, SH114, University of Helsinki

A new book about Chinese associations and activism by Taru Salmenkari, Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Tallinn University, just came out from Routledge. In this book, Taru Salmenkari discusses ways to define and assess civil society in East Asia and other areas that developed outside European and North American historical, institutional, and philosophical backgrounds that gave birth to the concept. She examines anthropologically two common presumptions about civil society in mainland China and in Taiwan. According to these presumptions, civil…

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Asia Brown Bag Talk on Community Healt in China by Lai Sze Tso

January 30, 2018 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Using innovative technologies to improve personal and community health--China as a case-study for sharing medical knowledge and access between interactions between patients, healthcare professionals, and community-based organizations Stigma and discrimination against migrants and members of the LGBTQ community make it extremely hard for these disadvantaged populations to access healthcare, particularly for sexual health information, testing, and linkage-to-care procedures. Using a medical sociology framework, we describe the collaborative efforts among patients, healthcare professionals, and leaders in com munity organizations to build…

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Fourteenth Annual NAJS Conference

January 31, 2018
Southern Campus, University of Copenhagen

Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS) The Fourteenth Annual NAJS Conference will take place at the Southern Campus of the University of Copenhagen, and is organized and sponsored jointly by Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI), NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. The full call for papers, registration forms, guidelines for participation, and more information about the conference can be found here: https://nordicjapan.wordpress.com/conference-2018/ Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 January…

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NAJS Conference 2018

January 31, 2018

The Fourteenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS), 24-25 May, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. The call for papers can be found here: call_for_papers_najs_2018 The submission form can be found here: najs-2018-submission-form Please make sure to read the guidelines for participation before submitting your abstract (available here): guidelines_for_participation_najs_2018 Deadline for abstract submissions: 31 January 2018 Deadline for full papers: 30 April 2018

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February 2018

‘Africa-Asia, A New Axis of Knowledge’

February 1, 2018

Building on the multiple encounters, interactions and dialogues initiated at the 1st Africa-Asia Conference (Accra, Ghana, 2015), the 2nd international Conference ‘Africa-Asia, a New Axis of Knowledge’, to be held from 20-22 September 2018, in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), seeks to deepen the explorations of new realities, and long histories connecting Africa and Asia. The conference aims to solidify an infrastructure of engagement bringing together scholars, artists, intellectuals and educators based in Africa and Asia as well as across the…

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ASIA IN FOCUS ISSUE 6

February 1, 2018

Asia in Focus is a peer-reviewed journal published online twice a year by NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies. Asia in Focus provides Master students and Ph.D. students affiliated to a European institution a widely accessible and transnational forum to publish their findings. The focal point of the journal is the modern Asian societies viewed from the standpoints of social science and humanities. We are seeking full papers (approx. 3500 words) for the next issue of Asia in Focus. The…

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Guest Lecture: Changes and Continuity in Chinese University Culture Since the 1990s

February 5, 2018 - 13:00-14:30
Academy of Finland, Hakaniemenranta 6, Helsinki

The Academy of Finland and Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki are happy to announce that registration is now open to the guest lecture by Hal Swindal on the Chinese university culture over the last three decades. Professor Hal Swindall is a California native who earned his MA in English at Claremont Graduate University and his PhD in comparative literature at UC Riverside in 1994. Since then, he has worked as an English professor at East Asian universities, mainly teaching…

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European China Talent Program 2018

February 6, 2018

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2018 European China Talent Program (ECTP). Every year, the ECTP gathers a select group of 15 China-savvy young professionals and post-graduate students in Berlin to provide them with an opportunity to discuss topical issues in European China policy with senior decision makers from politics, business and civil society. MERICS is looking forward to assembling the fourth cohort of young Europeans eager to deepen their understanding of China and its impact on Europe, to provide fresh ideas on European China policy and to become part of a unique network of future China experts. Selected candidates will also gain valuable insights into the work of MERICS, which is the largest European research…

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The Philippines Under Duterte: A Process of Authoritarian Populism with Liberal-Democratic Roots

February 7, 2018 - 14:15-15:45
Senter for Utvikling og Miljø, 4th floor, Sognsveien 68
Oslo, Norway
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In this seminar, Bonn Juego analyses President Duterte's emergent regime of authoritarian populism. Rodrigo Duterte has assumed global prominence and notoriety since he led a successful campaign in the 2016 presidential election in the Philippines. After nearly two years in power, he is leading the social formation of a regime of authoritarian populism in the country. With its own agential, institutional, and historical-structural particularities, this unfolding political phenomenon offers a distinctive case for studies of contemporary democratization processes in developing Asia and…

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