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October 2021

CfA: PhD fellowship in the field of Consumer plastic use and disposal in India

October 1, 2021

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Carlsberg Foundation, invites applications for a fully funded PhD fellowship in Consumer plastic use and disposal in India provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 February 2022 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 February 2022. Find out more about the call here.

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Lecture: “Language Reform and Literacy Practices in Multicultural Taiwan”

October 1, 2021 - 11:15-12:45

Within the Academic Lecture Series on Taiwan, the University of Helsinki invites to this online talk on Language Reform and Literary Practices with Ann Heylen. The presentation adopts Einar Haugen’s four-step sociolinguistic model as a frame of reference for the description of language standardization processes in Taiwan and its interrelation with literacy practices. Find more information on the event here and register until September, 27th 2021.

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“Muddy Waters: Conjuring Land in Indian Rivers” by Dr. Debjani Bhattacharyya (Drexel University)

October 4, 2021 - 16:00-17:00

Abstract: In 1780, a landowner in the littorals on the eastern Indian Ocean petitioned the East India Company, the newly minted revenue farmer in Calcutta, that he was unable to pay revenue for six months since he owned a vast body of water (which was land only intermittently). Soon thereafter a land surveyor abandoned his survey upon discovering sheets of water in the mangrove forests of the Sundarban, for such work went beyond the spirit of the order of his…

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Roundtable Discussion: “Oceanic Asia: Global History, Japanese Waters, and the Edges of Area Studies”

October 5, 2021 - 14:00-15:30

Asia’s oceans demand our attention. Violent and fecund, they define life in the region: pushing the shore under the rush of tsunami; charging typhoon circulation and seasonal monsoons; feeding billions. And yet, Asian Studies remains largely beholden to a terrestrial view of the world that is at odds with the importance of the sea across all eras of the region’s history. This “terrestrial bias” also means that oceans are seen as dividers or connectors, while the interaction with the wet…

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Online conference: COVID-19 in Asia: Communication, Nationalism and Technology

October 6, 2021-October 8, 2021

6th International Conference - Asia Centre As of 4 October, the numbers arising from the COVID-19 pandemic stood at 35,156,100 infections and 1,038,254 deaths. The economic and public health catastrophe notwithstanding, COVID-19 has created a communications challenge for countries trying to tackle issues of disinformation and misinformation. The race to find a cure for the coronavirus has resulted in vaccine nationalism. Meanwhile, technology companies are increasingly called upon to address the virality of fake news on their platforms but their…

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Online Seminar: “Inequality in Contemporary China”

October 6, 2021 - 15:00-16:30

Photo: Joshua Fernandez on Unsplash ‘Common prosperity’ is an important goal for the future development of the Chinese economy. This is a response to several decades of increasing inequality during the reform era. Which groups of the Chinese population have so far missed out on the advantages of rapid economic growth? What is their situation? Read more about the event here Register here

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CfP: Japan-Nordic Frontier Research Projects for Healthy Longevity

October 7, 2021

NordForsk is issuing a call for proposals on Japan–Nordic collaborations on health data research. The aim of the call is to generate new knowledge on healthy ageing and longevity through Japan-Nordic research collaboration. The thematic framework includes fundamental, translational/basic clinical and epidemiological research on populations in the Nordic countries and Japan. Read more about the call here.

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Online Lecture: “Seeding Change for a Human Rights Economy: Towards a New Social Contract”

October 7, 2021 - 13:00-17:00

  This talk, organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at the University of Lund, by Dr. Jyoti Sanghera will focus on the two-year experience of the Surge Initiative of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights that has recently entered into a partnership with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights at the University of Lund. The aim of the Surge initiative is to connect human rights with macroeconomic analysis and policies with the…

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Online Panel: “Standoff in Burma/Myanmar: What can be done?”

October 8, 2021 - 14:00-15:30

Join for lively discussion of what’s possible in the standoff in Myanmar following the wrangling at the UN General Assembly over who represents the country: the junta that seized power in February or the representative of the democratically elected but ousted government. The panel will explore what options are available to actors in Myanmar and to external actors, and delve into the dynamics and challenges facing the junta and the National Unity Government. The event is jointly organized by the…

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Online Talk: “From Independent Filmmaking to Activism on Food Sustainability “

October 8, 2021 - 16:30-18:00

A talk with Jian Yi, filmmaker, activist and founder of the Good Food Fund, organized by the University of Lund. Jian Yi is a filmmaker and activist. He has a MA in International Peace Studies and a MA in International Journalism. In 2009 he established IFChina, an initiative engaging ordinary citizens and collecting and documentary social memory. Roughly ten years ago, Jian Yi learned about the impact of the meat industry on the environment and decided to do something. His film What’s for Dinner examined…

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