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December 2019

Thai Politics in Flux: the 2019 Elections and their Aftermath

December 2, 2019 - 10:15-12:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18, Lund

Abstract This presentation will discuss the polarization that has afflicted Thailand's recent politics, as seen in the highly contentious March 2019 elections and the subsequent re-appointment of 2014 General Prayut Chan-ocha as prime minister. It asks whether Thailand is experiencing some form of democratic rollback: exactly how can the county's current politics best be characterised? Bio Duncan McCargo is Director of the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, working mainly on…

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Deferral and Intimacy: Long-distance Romance and Thai Migrants Abroad

December 2, 2019 - 13:00-14:30
B600 (House B, 6th Floor), Stockholm University

Open seminar by Andrew Alan Johnson, Visiting Fellow at the Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University. Mr. Johnson will present an ethnographic study of the Thai male romantic partners of Thai women working abroad as sex workers or marriage migrants, and their engagement with the problems of impermanence and deferral. Via the “work of waiting” (Kwon 2015) of those left behind, he argues that waiting is in tension with the impermanence of hopes, selves, and bodies. Mr. Johnson asks: what does…

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The Best Populist in Town? Duterte and the Success of the Populist Rhetoric

December 4, 2019 - 13:15-15:00
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18, Lund

Abstract This lecture will discuss the widely used but often misunderstood concept of populism and why might populism be bad for democracy. It will then focus on the rise of populists in Southeast Asia with a special focus on the Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte. Bio Dr Aim Sinpeng is a lecturer in comparative politics at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on social media and politics in Southeast Asia, particularly on issues of political engagement, electoral campaigning, activism and…

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ChinaTalk: The New Superpower Rivalry between China and the US

December 5, 2019 - 15:00-16:30
NIAS, meeting room 18.1.08, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Cph

Abstract The United States and China are today much more powerful than any other state and the distribution of capabilities in the international system is now bipolar. This new era of U.S.–China bipolarity differs from the U.S.–Soviet rivalry of the second half of the twentieth century. The most important difference is not economic interdependence, ideology, institutions, the role of nuclear weapons or political leaders, but geopolitics. Based on a new geostructural realist theory, The lecture will focus on explaining and…

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Film Screening: Shusenjo – The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

December 5, 2019 - 17:00-20:00
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm, Drottning Kristinas väg 37,
Stockholm, Sweden
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The 85th Stockholm Seminar on Japan How has the issue of women's rights become the battleground of political quandary in Japan and South Korea? The film Shusenjo delves deep into the highly controversial 'comfort women' issue and presents the viewpoints of those who are involved in the debate. It attempts to find answers to some of the biggest questions for Japanese and Koreans: Were 'comfort women' prostitutes or sex slaves? Were they coercively recruited? And, does Japan have a legal responsibility to…

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CfA: Senior Lecturer in China Studies University of Oslo

December 9, 2019

A temporary position as senior lecturer (SKO 1198) in China studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of three and a half years. Starting date: 1 August 2020. The vacancy is a teaching position, with 75 % teaching and supervision work, 19 % academic development work, and 6 % administration. Teaching will primarily be within the field of Chinese society and politics at bachelor and master’s…

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Spring of Hope or the Winter of Despair? – Social Democratic movement in Thailand after the 2019 election under the rise of monopoly capital

December 9, 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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Abstract On March 24, 2019, Thailand held its first general election since the military seized power from the elected government led by Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014. For much of history, Thailand’s modern political history is one of periodic upheavals, coups d’état, and aborted democratic experiments. The military junta led by Prayuth Chanocha promised to restore peace and harmony in the country and to allow political elections within one or two years. After years of delay, the long awaited general election…

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Call for individual papers for Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies conference

December 11, 2019 - 08:00-17:00

Baltic Alliance for Asian Studies (BAAS) is calling for submission of panel/paper proposals to the fourth BAAS conference that is going to take place at Vytautas Magnus University in March 5-7th, 2020. After being organized in 2014 in Vilnius, later in Tartu (2016) and Riga (2018), BAAS Conference is returning to Lithuania. The last conference in Riga attracted nearly 100 participants from around 20 countries, making it one of the major academic events dedicated to Asian studies in the Baltic…

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Taking Stock of Sino-Nordic relations: Patterns of Collaboration, Opportunities for Advancement and Challenges Ahead

December 11, 2019 - 13:00-14:30
Asia House, Indiakaj 16
Copenhagen, 2100
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Where do relations between the Nordic countries and China currently stand? From an overall perspective, bilateral relations have progressed significantly over the past couple of decades, driven not only by shared economic interests, but also growing interdependence in a globalized world where China has risen to become a central stakeholder of international order. The Nordic countries are well known for their entrepreneurship and innovation skills with respect to green technologies and sustainable development solutions that are critical to China’s modernization…

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ChinaTalk: The Visual Resistance of the Hong Kong Protest Movement: From Post-it Notes to PR Machine

December 11, 2019 - 15:15-17:00
South Campus, room 12.0.35, Karen Blixens Vej 8
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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Since June, Hong Kong has been flooded by a surge of visual resistance as part of the ongoing protest movement. Throughout the protests, we have seen a visual landscape that is promptly and ingeniously responding to events on the street, in the press and on the political arena in a fast-paced battle of the truth. The visuality ranges from graffiti slogans calling for revolution, drawings of protesters as manga cartoon characters and superheroes with superpowers, memes ridiculing the government, prints…

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