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May 2020

CfP: European Bulletin of Himalayan Research

May 22, 2020

The European Bulletin of Himalayan Research (EBHR) is welcoming submissions on Himalaya. The EBHR publishes in English with the aim of reaching a large audience around the world. The subjects covered by the journal range from geography and economics to anthropology, sociology, philology, history, art history, archaeology, and history of religions. This multidisciplinarity has so far defined the journal in its mission to be a publication outlet for Himalayan studies at large, across areas of specialty within the field of…

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2021 Taiwan Fellowship programme open for online applications

May 25, 2020-June 30, 2020

  The 2021 Taiwan Fellowship programme has opened for online applications. The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to award foreign experts and scholars, who are interested in researching Taiwan (including Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy, as well as its links with the Asia-Pacific and the world), cross-Strait relations, the Asia-Pacific region and sinology, the chance to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The fellowship includes a stipend paid at the…

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Online book talk: Chinese Peace in Africa: From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker

May 26, 2020 - 14:00-15:00

Fudan-European Centre for China Studies invite all interested to join them for an online book talk, in which Steven C.Y. Kuo will present his latest book Chinese Peace in Africa - From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker. Following the presentation, the floor will be opened for questions and comments from the audience. Moderator: Chunrong Liu, Managing Director, Fudan Centre Commentator: TBC All are welcome but registration is required. Please click here to register. After registering you will receive an email with instructions…

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Online Book launch: Islam and Politics in Bangladesh: Followers of Ummah by Mubashar Hasan

May 26, 2020 - 16:15-17:30

For Muslims the ummah is arguably more powerful than Western liberalism because it taps into Muslims' universalist identity as both individual and part of a collective, a broader community beyond nations and time. Individual members of the ummah express their identity by consenting to forms of local, international, and transnational politics that encourage political Islam at national, international, and transnational levels. How can one identify as a Muslim without identifying with the ummah? Is it possible to identify with the…

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Web forum: National Approaches to Systemic Risk – Germany and Japan under the COVID-19 Crisis

May 27, 2020 - 09:00-10:30

Speakers:  Ortwin Renn, Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies                       Norio Okada, Prof. em. Kyoto University, Disaster Prevention Research Institute The perception, assessment, communication and containment of risks is an ongoing challenge for individuals, organizations and societies at large. The present COVID-19 pandemic reveals the profound problems countries confront and the difficult trade-offs they have to make when facing systemic risks combined with a high degree of uncertainty. It also shows…

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POSTPONED South Asia across the Nordic Region 2020

May 28, 2020-May 29, 2020
University of Copenhagen, City Campus, Øster Farimagsgade 5
1353 København K, Denmark
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SANR's 4th annual meeting. SANR is especially geared to support younger scholars in need of mentorship in the early career stage. The 2020 meeting aims to bring junior scholars – PhDs and Master students – in dialogue with established scholars in their field. We hope that senior scholars will participate enthusiastically and in large numbers to support up-and-coming scholars in their field. For more information, see here.

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Online book talk: Just Hierarchy – Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World

May 28, 2020 - 11:00-12:00

Fudan-European Centre for China Studies invite all interested to join them for an online book talk, in which Daniel A. Bell and Wang Pei will present their latest book Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World, published by Princeton University Press. Following the presentation, the floor will be opened for questions and comments from the audience. The event will be moderated by Chunrong Liu, Managing Director of the Fudan Centre. Wang Zhengxu, Professor at…

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China’s Global Role in the Covid-19 Crisis (webinar)

May 28, 2020 - 15:00-16:00
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries around the world have imposed strict lockdown measures and economies are paralyzed. Observers debate how quickly economic growth in China, where the outbreak first started, will recover compared to other countries. Can the crisis be an opening for Beijing to advance its international position? Together with a panel of China specialists from the Stockholm Observatory for Global China, this webinar seeks to elaborate on China’s global role in the Covid-19 crisis. It will cover…

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Combating COVID-19: The Chinese and Danish Perspectives

May 29, 2020 - 11:00-12:00

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has been shocking in every sense of the word. An enormous challenge to global health, its consequences on economy and political order, at both the national and international level, have been deeply felt and will continue to evolve in the years to come. Strategic responses to health crisis vary significantly among countries. China, which experienced the first wave of this epidemic, adopted very aggressive and thick containment measures. It has helped bring the contagion to…

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Chinese language scholarships to Nordic students

May 31, 2020

The Hua Yu language scholarship and Taiwan Scholarship is open for application. The Hua Yu language application deadline is May 31st, 2020; Taiwan scholarship is open all year. Please contact Howard Shen for further information at howard.shen@taipeioffice.dk More information here.

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