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September 2021

Stockholm Seminar: “The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood”

September 22, 2021

In the 94th Stockholm Seminar on Japan, Patrick W. Galbraith will present his new book: The Ethics of Affect: Lines and Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood on Wednesday, September 22nd 0221. The book examines how manga/anime-style characters trigger affect in interactions and relations with their creators and users, who draw and negotiate lines between fiction and reality. This event takes place in the framework of the Japan seminars, an event series organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at…

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Taming the City: Urbanisation, Buddhism, and new Religious Topographies in Post-Soviet Buryatia

September 23, 2021 - 15:15-16:30
Room 10.4.05, Building 10, South Campus, Karen Blixens Plads 8, University of Copenhagen

Public lecture by Dr. Kristina Jonutytė, Vilnius University Buryat Buddhism has historically been tightly linked with the rural milieu. Since its spread in the 18-19th centuries, its temples and lamas were initially nomadic, although settled monasteries did form later to serve the nomadizing Buryat population. The spread of Buddhism was brought to a violent halt for much of the 20th century by Soviet anti-religious policies. While the losses were vast, the recent post-Soviet decades have seen a vigorous Buddhist revival, (re)establishing its…

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Webinar: “Asian Ecocinema in the Anthropocene”

September 24, 2021 - 10:00-12:00

Webinar with Kiu-wai Chu, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities/ Chinese Studies, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore This presentation aims to offer a quick introduction to ecocinema studies in global Asian contexts. It categorizes ecocinema into three major modes: deep ecology film; environmentalist film; and perception training eco-film. Highlighting the significance of the documentary genre, it will illustrate the diverse environmental imaginations ecocritical films could offer, in this epoch we call the Anthropocene. Assistant Professor Kiu-wai Chu's web page at Nanyang…

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September 26, 2021

Hosted by the Freer | Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum, this online movie festival showcases the ways in which Thailand's cinema has evolved and grown in the 21st century through a handful of its most prominent filmmakers. The Film Festival takes place from Friday, September 10th to Sunday, September 26th.  Find more info and the schedule here.

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Webinar: The Rise of Japan’s Gender Diplomacy and Gender Diplomats

September 27, 2021 - 15:00-16:00

The Swedish Institute of  International Affairs is hosting an online talk about the role of Japanese women overseas. 'Japanese women are becoming the face of Japan overseas. They show demonstrable measures in climbing the professional rank in international organizations such as the United Nations, where they find liberation from the social pressures that persist at home. Will Japan’s global leadership be determined by its most underutilized native resource?' Find more info and register for the event here.

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Film Screening: Do Not Split

September 27, 2021 - 18:00-20:00
Vega Scene, Hausmanns gade 28, Oslo

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites you to join them for the screening of Do Not Split, by Anders Hammer. The film will be followed by a conversation between Anders Hammer and PRIO researchers. Read more and register here.   27 September 2021 18:00-20:00, followed by a reception Place: Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo

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ARI20 ANNIVERSARY ROUNDTABLE SERIES – Representing Disasters from the Inside Out

September 28, 2021 - 10:00-11:30

In  connection with Asia Research Institute's 20th anniversary, they are hosting a series of roundtable discussions. On September 28th they will discuss the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the devastating effects it had on the community and the region. The scale of the devastation practically brought the civil war in Aceh Province, Indonesia, to an end. A discussion of any disaster of such dimensions is fraught with human, social, political, scientific and religious issues. The most common way of describing…

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The Party and its Intellectuals “The Noble Vocation, Service, and Subordination: A Century of Party-Intellectual Relations” by Timothy Cheek, The University of British Columbia.

September 29, 2021 - 18:00-19:30

«May Fourth Movement», Designer Liang Yulong (梁玉龙), 1976, Landsberger collection, courtesy of International Institute of Social History Photo: chineseposters.net   DIGITAL GUEST LECTURE: Welcome to a new lecture in the "Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party" series this autumn semester: The Noble Vocation, Service, and Subordination: A Century of Party-Intellectual Relations by Timothy Cheek, The University of British Columbia The relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and China’s educated elites, generally known as intellectuals, has been defined by a contradiction: the Party’s…

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CfA: Subject Expert for the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia (SNL)

September 30, 2021

A subject manager is a hand-picked professional who manages a small part of the encyclopaedia. Many of them work at universities. The subject experts are responsible for professional quality control of the material in the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia, and write much of the content. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Find more information here (only in Norwegian).

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CfP: Catholicism, Family, and Asian Societies

September 30, 2021

This conference investigates how Catholic identities influence the composition and values of contemporary Asian families, the ethical dilemmas they confront and the political contexts in which they engage. Catholicism in Asia is often presented as the religion of a minority, and little attention is given to the ways this world religion impacts the local social fabric. Similarly, Asian Catholics are easily perceived as a periphery of world Catholicism. Although missionaries from Korea, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines are present all…

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