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News From the Nordic Region

    ISDP Forum: Deciphering China’s Policy towards North Korea

    A common perception is that North Korea is China’s strategic asset and natural ally due to ideology, geographical proximity, great power competition, and the fact that they fought on the same side in the Korean War. A more careful look [...]

    The dream of “ecological civilization”: How China manages energy- and environment-political issues

    Seminar by civil engineer Kaare Sandholt. China dreams of developing “the ecological civilization” before 2050 but what does this mean, and what hindrances are in the way? OBS: Event in Danish only. More information can be found here. [...]

    What Japanese Politics tells us about Religion

    The 87th Stockholm Seminar on Japan EuJapan ranks as one of the world’s least religious countries, where as few as one in ten self-identify as having religious faith. It is therefore striking to note the influence on Japanese politics wielded [...]

    CfP: Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement, 7th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference

    This conference focuses on the strategies for and complexities in feminist transformative practices at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Critical engagements with the possibilities and limitations of transformation – of differences that make a difference – through intersectional perspectives [...]

    Two fully funded PhD positions in East and South-East Asian Studies

    The programme is four-year long (240 credits) and combines courses (60 credits) with a thesis (180 credits). East and South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on present-day socio-political issues and developments and can include a range of [...]