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News From the Nordic Region

    “Naming an Era” – The Fiftheenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS).

    Reflecting the occasion of the end of the Heisei period, and teh Japanese government selecting a new era name in Spring 2019, papers summing up the recent history of Japan and/or focusing on trends that have relevance for the future [...]

    Iran’s relations with China and India – Simple economics but complicated politics?

    To what extent can Iran’s relationship help it alleviate the pressure from the Trump administration on its economy? Will Beijing and New Delhi see Iran’s predicament as an exception or the first casualty in a world where the US has [...]

    Re-conceptualizing the South China Sea

    By Edyta Roszko, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway In the geopolitical conflict over the South China Sea, fishers are placed at the centre of Chinese and Vietnamese cartographic imaginations that define the sea either as [...]

    The irony of open borders: Mobility, citizenship and ethnicity in Himalayan South Asia

    Public seminar with Sara Schneiderman Sarah Schneiderman is Associate Professor at Dept. of Anthropology, University of British Colombia Shneiderman is a socio-cultural anthropologist working in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, and China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region, and serves as an [...]

    Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Comparisons and Findings from Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake

    In 2015, Nepal was struck by its worst natural disaster in several decades, which left 9,000 people dead, injured 20,000 and destroyed over 600,000 homes. The devastating socio-economic and environmental impacts of this catastrophe were compounded by the country’s protracted [...]