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December 2020

Stockholm seminar: “Why Japan Matters: Business Reinvention and Technology Leadership in the Digital Economy”

December 8, 2020 - 17:00-18:00
Online

You are most welcome to the Stockholm Seminar (Webinar) on Japan. “Why Japan Matters: Business Reinvention and Technology Leadership in the Digital Economy” with Professor Ulrike Schaede, University of  California, San Diego Please find attached invitation for more information. Date and Time: Tuesday, December 8, 17:00-18:00 (CET) Location: Zoom (online) Registration until December 7 Registration for the seminar here.   Attached invitation: Invitation SSoJ Webinar 8 December

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Why Japan Matters: Business Reinvention and Technology Leadership in the Digital Economy

December 8, 2020 - 17:00-18:00
Online

The 91 st Stockholm Seminar on Japan Japanese companies are re-emerging as major players in the new digital economy. They have responded to the rise of China and new global competition by moving upstream into advanced components and materials. This new strategy has made Japan the technology anchor for many global supply chains and the country will be an important player in the digital transformation. How has this reinvention occurred and in what ways have Japan’s societal preferences for stability…

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SASNET conference: Rethinking the politics of memory in South Asia

December 9, 2020-December 10, 2020
Online

The current debates around the politics of memory and memorialization reinforce that the act of remembrance and forgetting in the present does not exist in isolation from the past that informs them. This mnemohistorical continuity becomes even more apparent in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic which has highlighted, like never before, the structural and systemic nature of privilege and inequality. The groups and categories of people who have been most adversely affected by the pandemic are also those…

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Asianettverket: Annual MA Course

December 12, 2020 - 09:00-December 13, 2020 - 15:00
Centre for Development and the Environment, Sognsveien 68, Oslo

Are you writing your master's thesis on an Asia related topic? Would you like to meet other students doing the same, as well as receive feedback on your work? Asianettverket is organising its annual course for MA students and anyone writing about Asia is welcome to join. Applications must, however, be handed in no later than November 20, 2020. Course content The course consists of a combination of inspiring lectures by the course leaders and the students' own presentations of their MA…

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Forbidden Memory and Rediscovered Images: Violence, Erasure, and the Cultural Revolution in Tibet

December 17, 2020 - 14:00-15:30
online

In the mid-1960s, a decade-long wave of political violence swept across Tibet. Red Guards burnt books, sacked temples, struggled against teachers and lamas, and outlawed cultural traditions while Communist leaders held mass rallies and military parades, replaced schools with universal political education, and organised the entire rural population into communes. Similar drives took place throughout China, with effects that rippled across Asia and the world. But for 40 years not a single image emerged showing the violence in Tibet, and…

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The Legacy of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and the Future of Japanese Politics

December 17, 2020 - 19:00-20:00
Zoom

Presentation by Raymond Yamamoto, Associate Professor at Aarhus University A part of the Tokai University European Center Lecture Series After nearly eight consecutive years in power, Shinzō Abe resigned as prime minister in September 2020. He became the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan. This presentation will evaluate the success of the Abe administration in dealing with different complex domestic and international issues. Furthermore, this presentation will provide some insights into the challenges the new Prime Minister Yoshihide…

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CfA: Asian Graduate Student Fellowship

December 25, 2020

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (MA and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia for the annual fellowship. Offered to graduate students working in the humanities and social sciences on Southeast Asian topics, this opportunity will allow the recipients to connect with NUS on a virtual fellowship for a period of six (6) weeks.   Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:   1.   Access to library…

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January 2021

CfA: Postdoctoral Position in Politics of Climate and Sustainability (Asia), Copenhagen

January 8, 2021

The Department of Political Science and the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a postdoctoral position in the politics of climate and sustainability with reference to Asia, from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is for 24 months. The closing date for applications is the 8 of January 2021, 23:59 CET. Introduction  Located on an historic campus in the heart of…

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Online roundtable: New decade, old challenges?

January 13, 2021 - 16:30-18:30
online

“In the last years, Taiwan has been on the spotlight for several reasons: its advanced democracy has been seen as a model in a region still threatened by authoritarian governments. Furthermore, its quick response to the challenges brought by Covid-19 has been observed and celebrated around the world. A new decade has just started, and Taiwan is in a position to make a difference regionally and globally as never before. In this roundtable we will be discussing the old and…

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Webinar: Japanese Media on Territorial Disputes and Political Geography of East Asia

January 21, 2021 - 11:00-13:00
online

with Lukáš Laš (University of Ostrava, Czechia) and Simon Wellisch (University of Münster, Germany) Abstract: The guest lecture is devoted to Japan’s territorial disputes in East Asia based on an article published in ‘Asian Geographer’ in 2020. We will introduce general issues of political geography in East Asia, then compare all Japanese territorial disputes with neighbouring states and connect the findings to broader international phenomena, meanings and repercussions. In the first part, we will introduce our research design and how we approached…

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