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Asian Studies Days 2014 in Tampere

October 2, 2014 - 00:00-October 3, 2014 - 00:00

PhD seminar / Call for papers
Deadline proposals: 10 June, 2014

The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies together with the School of Management, University of Tampere, will arrange a symposium and a doctoral seminar on Contemporary Asian Studies.

Symposium on the Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia, October 2, 2014, University of Tampere

The title of this symposium refers to the focal consequences of the rapid economic growth in Asia and the resulting environmental degradation, both of which have regional and global dimensions. The pollution of water and air as well as climate change related to urbanization and industrialization affect millions of citizens in Asian nations. Furthermore, increasing energy consumption and the exploitation of natural resources, including tropical forestation, are directly related to the issues of climate change and the loss of biodiversity. In addition to these societal and environmental consequences, these issues of global scale position Asian countries in global environmental governance and politics. The speakers for the symposium will discuss these issues from different societal and political perspectives.

The symposium is free of charge. The participants of the symposium should register on 28th of September 2014 the latest. The registration form can be found from the Registration section of these websites.

The Doctoral Seminar on Asian Studies, October 2 and 3, 2014, Tampere

Call for papers

The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies invites PhD students of its member universities (Aalto University, Åbo Academi University, Technical University of Lappeenranta, University of Jyväskylä, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Turku, University of Vaasa) to propose papers for this doctoral seminar.  The proposals of students from non-member universities are welcomed, though priority is given to students of member universities. The doctoral seminar continues the doctoral training practices of the former DAS (Doctoral School of Contemporary Asian Studies): The accepted papers which deal with contemporary East Asian, Southeast Asian and South Asian studies, are commented on in the seminar by the symposium speakers and other resource persons, including the members of the  Board of the University Network for Asian Studies. Travel costs will be paid for those PhD course participants from the Asia network’s member universities who present a paper. Accommodation is free for all accepted participants of the PhD course.

The deadline for the abstracts (200 words) is 10th of June 2014. Please send the abstracts to Eero Palmujoki (eero.palmujoki@uta.fi).

The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies will cover the travel expenses of its PhD students in Finland, who will present their papers in the Seminar. The accomodation cots will be covered to all persons presenting papers.

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Venue: University of Tampere

Asian Studies Days 2014 in Tampere


October 2, 2014 - 00:00
October 3, 2014 - 00:00