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October 2021

Online Lecture: “Rearticulations of Foreign Literature Studies in Taiwan: Anti-Romanticism and the Translation of Subjectivity”

October 16, 2021 - 02:00-04:00

The National Central Library Taiwan invites for this online lecture on "Rearticulations of Foreign Literature Studies in Taiwan: Anti-Romanticism and the Translation of Subjectivity" with Andy Chih-ming WANG 王智明 , Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies Academia Sinica, that takes place in the framework of the Taiwan Lecture on Chinese Studies. Zoom-Link for event: Click here NOTE: This online lecture takes place at 8AM CST, which corresponds to 2AM CET (Copenhagen/Oslo) time.   

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CfP: Taiwan in the Making

October 20, 2021

The 4th World Congress of Taiwan Studies (WCTS) will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, from June 27th through 29th, 2022. The general theme of this Congress is Taiwan in the making. This theme explores the processes, forces, and dynamics that made and continue to make Taiwan. We welcome applicants to propose research papers on Taiwan from the social sciences and humanities. Read more about the call here.

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Webinar: Fair Recruitment in Review: The Philippines to Taiwan: Falling Through the Cracks?

October 20, 2021 - 10:00-17:00

The successful economy of Taiwan, including its vital manufacturing and electronics sector is dependent on foreign labour making it a key country of destination with more than 700,000 migrant workers currently employed there. This includes 150,000 migrant workers from the Philippines part, of the 2.2 million Philippines nationals who work abroad. The Philippines is frequently held up as the origin state that does more than any other to protect its overseas workers, and Taiwan has earned a reputation as a…

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Courting Mao’s Blessing

October 20, 2021 - 10:30-12:00

«Revolutionary Committees (1967)» courtesy of International Institute of Social History. Photo: chineseposters.ne Welcome to a new lecture in the "Centenary of the Chinese Communist Party" series this autumn semester: Floating Authority and Virtual Allies: Prefectural Factionalism in the Cultural Revolution by Cui Jinke, University of Vienna and University of Cologne. Studies have shown that the fierce factional conflicts and related casualties in the Cultural Revolution were caused by local Revolutionary Committees lacking formal recognition by Mao Zedong. This lecture challenges the assumption…

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Webinar: Launch of the State of Conflict and Violence in Asia, 2021

October 20, 2021 - 15:30-17:00

The world has endured a tumultuous few years due to economic stagnation, political polarization, global power struggles, violence, and long-term fragility accelerated and compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic. In Asia, political violence and organized conflicts continue to be fueled by the rising trend toward more authoritarian governance, the resurgence of identity-based politics, the contraction of democratic space, and violent extremism—often exacerbated by online disinformation. The second edition of The Asia Foundation’s State of Conflict and Violence in Asia report explores…

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ASIANET 2021 conference

October 21, 2021-October 22, 2021

Find more info on the conference website: https://www.sum.uio.no/english/research/networks/network-for-asian-studies/events/ASIANET%20Conference/ASIANET%202021/index.html 

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Norwegian Risk Forum 2021

October 21, 2021

Norwegian Risk Consulting International (NRCI) is arranging the annual Norwegian Risk Forum 2021, with several presentations focusing on Asia. The event will be carried out as a videoconference only. Read more about the conference on NRCI's website.

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Fridtjof Nansens Institute: Suitable Seeds Webinar

October 21, 2021 - 10:00-October 22, 2021 - 13:00

Governing crop genetics: How to untie the knot of ownership, control and circulation of suitable seeds Welcome to this webinar which presents the research results of the project Suitable seeds for Food Security in Fragile States. Our findings may have implications for future practices in the governance of crop genetic diversity and with this invitation we wish to engage you in discussing central and emerging issues in crop genetics and food security. 21 October 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 CEST 22 October…

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Webinar: Must we Decolonize the Museum? Sacred and Ritual Art and the Raffles Collection in Singapore

October 21, 2021 - 13:00-15:00

Unraveling the legacies of colonialism is a pertinent question for Singaporeans today, as the public response to the nationwide Bicentennial in 2019 made clear. The Asian Civilisations Museum, established by a government-appointed task force 30 years after Singapore’s independence from Britain, inherited the “ethnology” collection of the 19th-century Raffles Library and Museum, as well as archaeological material from the Malay World, notably Hindu and Buddhist objects excavated from Bujang Valley, on the Malay Peninsula, by H. G. Quaritch Wales in…

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“More-than-human health. Soil and people in natural farming (India)” by Dr. Daniel Muenster (University of Oslo).

October 22, 2021 - 16:00-17:00

In India a growing number of small-scale farmers practice a variety of natural farming. Natural farming denotes sustainable farming practices that often go beyond the regulations of certified organic standards. In the case of India, natural farming entails a revitalization to traditional, non-Western practices, knowledge, and agricultural species. This article argues that contemporary natural farming movements in India provide an example and a language to think about more-than-human health in a non-reductive way. Based on qualitative research (ethnography and textual…

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