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June 2019

The European Association of Taiwan Studies Workshop Grant

June 30, 2019

The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) is delighted to announce the call for applications to its Workshop Grant. Proposals aimed at organising workshops about, related to, or compare Taiwan in any fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as multi-/interdisciplinary fields are welcome to apply. This funding is available up to €1,000. Eligibility It is a prerequisite to acquire EATS membership for this application. Information about EATS membership and benefits can be found at https://www.eats-taiwan.eu/about-us/how-to-become-a-member. Please visit EATS…

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July 2019

The Rise of Taiwanese and Hong Kong Identities and their Implications for Beijing and Washington

July 4, 2019 - 14:00-16:00
Metsätalo, Sali A215 Finland + Google Map

Speaker: Prof. Syaru Shirley Lin (Chinese University of Hong Kong & University of Virginia) Three trends are shaping today’s Taiwan and Hong Kong: they are enmeshed in a high-income trap with slower growth, increasing inequality, and rising dissatisfaction among youth; the rise of China’s economic and military power, along with continued pressure for deeper economic and political integration; and the emergence of a distinctive local identity, resulting in a declining interest in political and social integration with China. Shirley Lin who teaches…

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

July 8, 2019

Introduction The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2020 will support two separate fellowship projects; one fellowship will support a research project focused on Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in an Asian or global context, and the second fellowship will support a research project related to Asia more broadly, closely in line with the curatorial position of the Hong Kong–based institution M+. Applicants should engage in advanced research on historical or contemporary topics relating to either a single…

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August 2019

East meets West: Annual NEWDAY summer school.

August 5, 2019-August 13, 2019
Nansenskolen, Lillehammer, Norway

The idea for NEWDAY grew out of an annual course Understanding Asia, presented at the Nansen Academy by Nordic and Asian scholars since 2014. In a fast-changing and increasingly multipolar world, there is an urgent need to understand and empathize with diverse societies and cultures. Relations between the three East Asian countries and the five Nordic countries are long standing and positive, and we are sufficiently different to discuss new and alternative ideas and solutions to the global challenges that…

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Position: Professor of China Studies in a Global Perspective, Aarhus University, Department of Global Studies

August 15, 2019

The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies, at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as a full professor of China studies in a global perspective with a focus on modern or contemporary China. The position is available to start as soon as possible after 1 January 2020. The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The professorship is being offered…

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September 2019

The Canon Foundation in Europe Research Fellowships

September 15, 2019

The Canon Foundation in Europe offers Research Fellowships in Europe and Japan. Every year, about 15 Research Fellowships are granted to Europeans and Japanese postgraduates wanting to do research in Japan and Europe respectively.   Criteria Open to European and Japanese nationals. Non-nationals should have permanent citizenship in Europe or Japan. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (at least) obtained in the last 10 years. Europeans are expected to do their research in Japan and Japanese should do their research…

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Asian Ethnicity (Routledge) invites papers for a special issue on modern Korean identity and minorities

September 15, 2019

Korea in the 21st century is a rapidly changing society with many different groups of people migrating there, but also more Koreans are migrating elsewhere. This means that there has been a great transformation taking place on a peninsula that often has been described as homogenous. Koreans have been forced to accept this inevitable change, encountering difficulties trying to cope with ‘multiculturalism’, while attempting to integrate (with varying degrees of success) various minorities from places in Asia such as China…

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December 2019

Digital Asia Cultural, Socio-Economic, and Political Transformations

December 2, 2019 - 08:00-December 6, 2019 - 17:00

12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The region, however, encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. Proposals should focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used by, and affect, individuals and communities in their cultural, socioeconomic, and…

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