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May 2021

Opening Seminar of Fudan-European Centre for China Studies

May 18, 2021 - 09:00-12:15
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CLIMATE, HEALTH AND THE IMAGINATION OF HUMAN FUTURES Date/Time: Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 9:00-12:15 CEST On the occasion of developing a new cooperation between University of Oslo and Fudan University through the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies (FECCS), FECCS is pleased to bring to you an open forum to highlight some of our joint research interests. It features three topical seminars with outstanding scholars and experts from China and Norway. This event will offer a unique opportunity to share research…

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Unpacking Myanmar’s Failed Coup? A Roundtable Discussion

May 19, 2021 - 14:30-16:00
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Photo by Zinko Hein on Unsplash The military coup d’état in Myanmar on 1 February is looking more and more like a failed coup with a dwindling economy, massive worker strikes and a widespread popular resistance that is uniting people across generational, ethnic, and religious boundaries. Whatever legitimacy the military may have had before the coup is evaporating, and the generals are left with raw military power – a power that it uses to intimidate people and brutally crack down on peaceful protesters. Meanwhile…

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Xunzi’s practical philosophy of governance; concepts of rites (li), law (fa) and social order and contemporary Chinese Party-State

May 24, 2021 - 13:15-14:45
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On Monday 24 May 2021, Professor Matti Nojonen from the University of Lapland will give a guest lecture on the topic of ‘Xunzi’s practical philosophy of governance; concepts of rites (li), law (fa) and social order and contemporary Chinese Party-State’. Please register here by Thursday, 20 May 2021. This lecture has three overlapping layers focusing on the political/governance philosophy of Xunzi (荀子, ca. 310-237 B.C.) who was one of three so called grounding fathers of Confucianism. Firstly, Professor Nojonen will introduce the roots of…

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Taiwan’s Opportunities and Challenges During the Pandemic: Domestic Politics, Foreign Relations, and Global Health Strategies

May 25, 2021 - 09:00-11:00

This seminar goes beyond the clichés about Taiwan’s handling of COVID-19. It is not just about creating a narrative of Taiwan’s success or how that narrative is being suppressed in the international community. Instead, it invites experts from the medical humanities, political science, and diplomacy to help us critically examine the curious case of Taiwan. Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 9-11 CEST Time: 10-12 am Helsinki Time (9-11 am Copenhagen Time (CEST); 8-10 am London Time) Register here by Friday,…

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The Cyber Threat Landscape in East Asia and Policy Challenges

May 26, 2021 - 10:00-11:30
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Open Webinar with Dr Jun Osawa, Nakasone Peace Institute, Tokyo State-sponsored cyber attacks are on the rise. New serious challenges include cyber propaganda and manipulation of democratic processes. But what kind of cyber attacks does national security focus on? How may state-sponsored cyber-attacks be deterred? Are there avenues for possible future international cooperation? In this talk, Dr. Jun Osawa, will address these questions and themes related to the emergence of cyber threats in Northeast Asia, such as cyber espionage and…

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CfA: Hua Yu Scholarship – Language Learning in Taiwan

May 31, 2021

Scholarships for language learning and Scholarships in Taiwan are now open for applications. The Ministry of Education (“MOE”) has formulated the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions (also known as the “Taiwan Scholarship Program Guidelines”) to encourage outstanding international students (with the exception of students from the Mainland Area, Hong Kong, and Macau) to undertake degree studies in Taiwan to familiarize themselves with the academic environment in Taiwan and promote communication, understanding, and friendship between Taiwan and the international community. Find terms…

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CfA: Research Grant Program to Assist Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies

May 31, 2021

The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant program. This program is aim at foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The research should be undertaken in Taiwan, and be focused mainly on Taiwan or Chinese studies. CCS provides assistance with research expenses, research materials, liaison with universities and research institutions,…

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CfA: APSA Asia Workshop Fellows

May 31, 2021

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2021 ASIA FELLOWS “Evolution and Challenges in Local Governance in Asia” Virtual Summer Program – July/August The American Political Science Association (APSA) Asia Program is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for early-career scholars who would like to participate in this year’s Asia Pacific Workshop. The virtual summer program will be conducted as series of weekly zoom sessions from mid-July through mid-August. The workshop will bring together up to 12 selected scholars to advance research related…

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June 2021

CfA: Professor/Associate Professor/Junior Professor in Japanese and Chinese Languages

June 4, 2021 - 22:59

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Japanese and Chinese Languages. The Faculty of Arts explores the Japanese and Chinese languages as well as Japanese and Chinese cultures and societies as part of Asian languages. Asian languages play an important role in the Faculty’s research profile, in which they are connected to research on general linguistics and linguistic typology as well as research on Asian cultures. Applications for…

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Tibetan Food(s) and Identity in a Global Context

June 9, 2021 - 10:00-11:30
Zoom

Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021 Time: 11:00-12:30 Helsinki Time (10:00-11:30 CEST) Register here by Thursday, 3 June, 2021. Speaker: Ute Wallenböck (Masaryk University & Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic) Ute Wallenböck's current research deals with the cultural aspects of Tibetan foods and beverages since she argues that everyday foods illustrate cultural identity: Food(s) are vehicles for expressing culture. In course of her past project on the construction of the collective identity of the Tibeto-Mongol population in the contemporary Henan Mongol Autonomous…

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