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April 2021

Application deadline: NCI Virtual Summer Program – Gender and Society in India

April 1, 2021

Application deadline: NCI Virtual Summer Program - Gender and Society in India July 19 - August 13, 2021 The course Gender and Society in Contemporary India (7.5/10 ECTS) is organized by University of Hyderabad, India (partner of the Nordic Center in India, NCI), covers the themes: Gender and Society in Contemporary India: A Sociological Introduction; Gender in the Context of Race, Tribe, Caste, and Class in India; Indian Feminisms and the Women's Movement in India; Gender, Legislation, and the Politics of…

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CfP: Bovine Politics and Agrarian Change: Hindutva, Violence and the Indian Cattle Economy

April 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Bovine Politics and Agrarian Change: Hindutva, Violence and the Indian Cattle Economy Panel organizers: Jostein Jakobsen & Kenneth Bo Nielsen, University of Oslo Discussant: TBA Since the coming to power of Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government, India has witnessed renewed emphasis on the divisive politics of the cow. The violence and disruptions carried out by Hindutva forces over alleged trespassing of ever-stricter cow protection legislations has attracted international attention. Among its many detrimental consequences, bovine politics in…

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Assembling the New China: Labor Brokerage

April 7, 2021 - 15:00-16:30
Zoom

A Brokex online seminar The growth of the Greater Bay Area in South China is still heavily reliant on the access to cheap labor. This seminar examines the role of labor brokers in shaping rural-urban labor migration in China. Julia Chuang’s presentation is based on her book Beneath the China Boom: Labor, Citizenship, and the Making of a Rural Land Market (University of California Press 2020). Xinrong Ma will give the talk “Runaway Nora” : Liangshan Yi women workers in…

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Application Deadline – Postgraduate Research Workshop

April 9, 2021

Postgraduate Research Workshop: Your research in context Postgraduate students researching Southeast Asia at an Australian or Nordic research institution are invited to attend this online workshop, which aims to create awareness and encourage students to think about the context of their research. Apply here! Applications are open until Friday, 9 April 2021.  Who: Higher Degree by Research students with interests in Southeast Asia who are currently enrolled in an Australian or Nordic research institution When: 3-6 May 2021 Where: Online We invite applications from…

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Online Seminar: The Quad, Indo-Pacific and Implications for Europe

April 9, 2021 - 10:00-11:00
Zoom

The first ever Quad Leaders’ Summit was held on March 12th. The Prime Ministers of Australia, India, and Japan, and the President of the United States met virtually to discuss deepened cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Against the backdrop of increased geopolitical tension in the region, the Quad has evolved considerably in recent times. From being a security centered forum, it has become a flexible format for cooperation on supply chains, vaccines, tech, as well as security and climate change.…

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CfP: 2021 International Conference on Taiwanese Literature Translation

April 10, 2021

Theme: Literary translation, exchange and sustainable development Conference Information: Conference venue: National Museum of Taiwan Literature (Tainan, TAIWAN) Conference website: http://ctlt.twl.ncku.edu.tw/conf/2021 Dates: Abstracts submission deadline: April 10, 2021 Notification of acceptance: by April 30, 2021 Presenter’s registration deadline: May 31, 2021 Full paper submission deadline: September 15, 2021  Workshop date: October 28 & 29, 2021 Conference date: October 30 & 31, 2021 Papers with the following topics are invited: Taiwanese literature translation and literary exchange with Southeast Asian countries Taiwanese…

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CfS: Taiwan in Visual Culture and Transmedia Representations

April 12, 2021

Call for Submissions: Taiwan in Visual Culture and Transmedia Representations (Taiwan Lit Special Topic) As a digital platform dedicated to Taiwan literature and culture, Taiwan Lit cordially invites submissions on a special topic that explores Taiwan studies through the lens of visual culture and transmedia representations. Established by pioneers from fields such as history, literature, art, and social sciences, Taiwan studies has now developed into an interdisciplinary subject extending beyond the excavation and archiving of underrepresented memories. As more and…

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Grappling with the Crisis “Covid-19 Pandemic and China’s foreign trade”

April 14, 2021 - 12:00-13:30
Zoom

Digital Guest Lecture by Professor Yang Laike, East China Normal University. Welcome to a new lecture in the "Current affairs in China" series this spring semester: Covid-19 Pandemic and China‘s foreign trade. Photo: Joshua Fernandez / Unsplash COVID-19 brought the world into 2020 with a great shock. It first hit China and Asia, then quickly spread into Europe and other parts of the world. The pandemic's repercussions were felt in all economic and societal sectors. Disrupting global supply chains, it dragged…

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Open Webinar: All Above Heaven – China’s space strategy between partnership and systemic rivalry

April 14, 2021 - 14:00-15:30
Zoom

Marco Aliberti, Senior Research Fellow, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna. All Above Heaven - China’s space strategy between partnership and systemic rivalry In an ever-accelerating manner, this past decade has seen China dramatically emerge as one of the world’s leading space powers. What are the key tenets and underlying objectives informing China’s space ambitions, and what are the ensuing repercussions in terms of international cooperation opportunities and competition? Marco Aliberti, is a Senior Research Fellow at the European…

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Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

April 15, 2021 - 14:00-15:15
Zoom

Talk and book discussion with Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University, a part of the Asian Futures Seminar Series. Arunabh Ghosh is a historian of modern China, with research and teaching interests in social and economic history, history of science and statecraft, transnational history, and China-India history. In his book Making it Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the early People's Republic of China (Princeton University Press, 2020), he investigates how Chinese officials used statistics to define a new society in the early years of the People’s Republic…

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