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September 2019

Position: Lecturer in Chinese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

September 16, 2019

School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield is making a strategic appointment at Lecturer level in Chinese Studies to enhance and expand their research and teaching. They particularly welcome scholars who: Have leadership qualities to actively influence the direction of the School and bring challenge to the team. Can teach and conduct research in Chinese in addition to English, and in any discipline within the broadly defined field of Chinese Studies Have cross-country/region-wide academic interests and personal experience. They…

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Position: Lecturer in Korean Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

September 16, 2019

In response to the growing worldwide interest in Korea, the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield is making a strategic appointment at Lecturer level in Korean Studies to enhance and expand their research and teaching. They particularly welcome scholars who: Have leadership qualities to actively influence the direction of the School and bring challenge to the team. Can teach and conduct research in Korean in addition to English, and in any discipline within the broadly defined field of Korean…

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CfA: PostDoc researcher in Indigenous Susutainabilities (HELSUS) University of Helsinki

September 16, 2019

The Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, invites applications for the position of a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN INDIGENOUS SUSTAINABILITIES (HELSUS) for a three-year fixed-term period starting on January 2, 2020. The appointee will contribute to the development of HELSUS research agenda in the interdisciplinary field of indigenous studies and at same time be employed at the Faculty of Arts department for cultures. An appointee to the position must hold a doctoral degree relevant to indigenous sustainability science (such as history,…

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Why understanding the RSS is important

September 16, 2019 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Brown bag seminar with Walter Andersen on his and Shridhar Damle’s co-authored book entitled Messengers of Hindu Nationalism: How the RSS Reshaped India (2018). The book offers a view to the inside of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the organization that has molded the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, as well as the party to which he belongs, the Bharatiya Janata Party. The book was published in 2018 by Hurst (UK), Penguin (India) and a Mandarin version is about…

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Late Industrial Environments are Constituted by Uncertainty: Notes from Lao Hydropower

September 16, 2019 - 13:00-14:30
B600 (House B, 6th Floor), Stockholm University

A Forum for Asian Studies Seminar By Jerome Whitington, Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University Viewing contemporary environmental politics through the lens of crisis or destruction may lead to an unnecessarily apocalyptic understanding of our contemporary ecological predicament. A different view draws on English and American pluralist philosophies, and highlights the role of potentiality, knowledge and uncertainty at work when technologies amplify ecological relations in ways both terrifying and hopeful. This view places technology and ecology on the same side of…

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Bangladesh political culture workshop

September 17, 2019 - 10:00-12:00
SUM, Sandakerveien 130
Oslo, Norway
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Once dubbed a ‘basket case’ and struggling with mass starvation, poor infrastructure, gender disparity, political turmoil, and aid dependency, Bangladesh has over the past 45 years made remarkable progress.  Changes are visible in all spheres of life, including culture, society and politics. And yet the country still faces significant challenges, including continued inequality, climate change, rising authoritarianism, and corruption. Set against this backdrop, this workshop will address the country's political cultures and its democracy. For more information and registration, please…

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Love, Money and Obligation: Transnational Marriage and Local Complexity

September 17, 2019 - 12:30-13:30
NIAS meeting room (18.1.08), Building 18, 1. fl, room 18.1.08 , Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Brown bag talk by Dr. Patcharin Lapanun, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Abstract Transnational intimacies and marriages between Thai women and Western men are a striking social phenomenon in Thailand, particular in the Northeast region or Isan. These marriages challenge binary views about materiality and intimacy within global relationships, perceptions of sexuality and marriage, gender relations as well as existing class divisions in the “local end” of these transnational connections. Based on their distinctive consumption practices and life styles, the women…

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NUPI seminar: China’s Export Success: Due to Unfair Practices or Fair Competition?

September 19, 2019 - 14:30-16:30
NUPI, Oslo

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs invites to a seminar with Professor Rolf J. Langhammer, who will review the facts of China's trade policy. The accusations are numerous during the US-China trade war. The seminar is part of the seminar series on «Global trade policy at the crossroads», hosted by the Centre for International Economics and Trade at NUPI during 2018-2019, with a funding contribution from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information and registration here.

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Seminar: China’s Export Success – Due to Unfair Practices or Fair Competition?

September 19, 2019 - 14:30-15:30
NUPI, Oslo

The accusations are numerous during the US-China trade war. At this seminar, Professor Rolf J. Langhammer will review the facts of China's trade policy. The seminar is part of the seminar series on «Global trade policy at the crossroads», hosted by the Centre for International Economics and Trade at NUPI during 2018-2019, with a funding contribution from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information and registration, please see the webpage of NUPI.

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Myanmar: Living as Muslims in a Buddhist country

September 27, 2019 - 12:15-14:00
P.A. Munchs hus, Seminarrom 13, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
Oslo, Norway
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In recent years, a sequence of dramatic events have propelled the question of Myanmar’s Muslim minorities high on the global agenda. Ethno-religious violence involving Buddhists and Muslims broke out in Rakhine State in 2012; this was followed by islamophobic attacks on Muslims in various Myanmar cities in 2013-14, culminating with the state-led mass violence perpetrated by the army against the Rohingyas in 2017. In this seminar, Jacques P. Leider, Ecole Française d'Extrême-Orient, the French Institute of Asian Studies, takes these recent…

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