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December 2019

Public defence on Myanmar-China Jadeite

December 13, 2019 - 10:15-13:00
Eden Auditorium, Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14
Lund, Sweden
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Henrik Kloppenborg Møller has, for the degree of doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, written a thesis entitled Spectral Jade: Materiality, Conceptualisation, and Value in the Myanmar-China Jadeite. The public defense will take place on Friday 13 December, 2019 at 10.15 in Eden Auditorium, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund. The external reviewer is Professor Nils Ole Bubandt, Aarhus University. More information about the thesis is available here.

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Call for Submissions for Conference: Cross-Boundary Gender History Research: Theories and Practices

December 15, 2019

Since the publishing of the 1986 paper “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” by Joan Scott in the American Historical Review, a wave of fervent discussion has ensued, ranging from the abandoning of traditional male-centric modes of thought to academic circles within women’s history orientating their research towards gender. In the last three decades, gender history research has been incessantly undergoing change, receiving influence from within academia—post-modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, etc.—and from external forces, such as political or social…

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CfP: the International Conference on Philippine Studies, 21-23 sept 2020

December 15, 2019

The Call is out for the International Conference on Philippine Studies (ICOPHIL), 21-23 Sept. 2020, held in Alicante (Spain). The ICOPHIL is organized only once every four years, either in the Philippines or in the US, Australia, and occasionally in Europe. This time, Filipinists in Europe are lucky that the conference will be organized close to home, so that even scholars with little time or budget (including PhD researchers) are able to attend. Kindly see the CFP attached (opens a PDF).

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What’s in it for Sweden? Third Annual Conference on Swedish East Asia Research

December 16, 2019 - 09:45-16:30
Asia Library, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 21C
Stockholm, 11419 Sweden
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ISDP is happy to announce the third conference in the annual series on East Asia research in Sweden, coorganized with Stockholm’s University’s Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies. The conference is the third in three years and aims to bring Sweden-based East Asia researchers toward greater innovation and cooperative structures in research on the politically, economically and culturally most expansive geographical area in the world. This year’s installment focuses on identifying a common denominator among Swedish East Asia researchers in the humanities and social sciences,…

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January 2020

CfP: 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies

January 6, 2020

Scholars of Chinese Studies are invited to submit proposals for contributions to the conference. The organisers welcome Taiwan-related submissions for panel proposals as well as individual papers. The 23rd biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) will be held in Leipzig from 25 August 2020 to 29 August 2020. Local organisation is provided by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Leipzig University. The EACS biennial conference is the biggest Chinese Studies meeting in Europe, typically featuring between…

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Call for papers: Identity Politics in East Asian Popular Culture

January 6, 2020
Kyushu University Fukuoka, Japan + Google Map

The East Asian Popular Culture Association (EAPCA) is planning its second international conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Center of Taiwan Studies (ITSC), College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The conference is organised in collaboration with the Kyushu University Taiwan Studies Program, and will be held at Kyushu University’s Nishijin Plaza, Fukuoka, Japan, on July 20th -21st 2020. We are seeking up to 75 paper presenters. A highlight will be two keynote lectures and…

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Transnational Relations, Ageing and Care (TRACE): Asian Connections and Beyond

January 9, 2020-January 10, 2020
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore ARI Seminar Room, AS8 Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore, 119260
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Transnational ageing is a relatively understudied topic compared to the academic attention that has been given to other aspects of transnational familyhood. Increasingly, older adults are moving across national borders to provide care or to receive care, while also participating in such care circulations are younger transnational migrants who are family members of those older adults or who have been employed to care for older adults. The experiences of older migrants and their care relations with familial and non-familial persons…

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Tracking Routes: Imperial Competition in the Late 19th Century Burma–China Borderlands

January 16, 2020 - 13:00-14:30
Room 10-4-05, ToRS, KUA2, Faculty of Humanities, South Campus, University of Copenhagen Denmark + Google Map

India-China Conjunctures Lecture by Gunnel Cederlöf, Professor, Linnaeus University This talk focuses on flows. It discusses mobility across large and interconnected regions in Asia. The extensive territories between northeast India, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar and southwest China have among the world’s most varied natural and socio-political conditions. From the Brahmaputra to the Mekong, and from Tibet to the lowland river basins, nature is extremely diverse. High-value goods have travelled with caravans across the landscapes for at least a millennium within what is…

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Presentation of news in Japanese e-resources on the AsiaPortal at NIAS

January 16, 2020 - 14:00-16:30
NIAS meeting room (18.1.08), Building 18, 1. fl, room 18.1.08 , Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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      On 16 January there will be a presentation by directors Kano and Kunishige from Kinokuniya Publications Services of some of the Japanese databases on the AsiaPortal. The presentation will focus on how to use the KinoDen academic e-books platform, and new resources/features in JapanKnowledge and Asahi Shinbun Kikuzo Visual II. The presentation is mainly aimed at researchers and librarians, or other users who use these resources regularly. Date: 16 January 2020, 14.00-15:30 Location: NIAS meeting room, Bldg…

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Taking Stock of Taipei: The 2020 Election on Taiwan

January 17, 2020 - 10:00-11:30
Medelhavsmuseet. Fredsgatan 2, 11152 Stockholm

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-Wen has secured a second term after a landslide result of 57.1 percent, beating Beijing-friendly Kuomintang populist Han Kuo Yu. Ms. Tsai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has drawn the ire of Beijing for refusing to acknowledge their “One China” policy and for promising to preserve the island’s sovereignty. The elections were dominated by the island’s relationship with China and riddled with interference in the form of disinformation campaigns and the threat of unification. While Tsai’s re-election is a huge win for global progressive politics, Beijing is expected to intensify the pressure, having promised to take Taiwan by force if necessary.…

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