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A Nordic Journal on Asia by Early Career Researchers

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News From the Nordic Region

    CFA: A 3,5-year position as associate professor in Modern China Studies at Oslo University

    From January 2022, a 3,5-year temporary position of Associate Professor in modern China Studies is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The person hired will divide his/her time equally between research and teaching, and [...]

    Myanmar: law, justice and policing under the military coup

    Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:30-11:00 CEST DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies & University of Oxford Online via Zoom Since the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February the military has used a legal discourse and employed notions of [...]

    CFP ASIANET 2021: Authoritarianism, populism and new forms of nationalism in Asia

    The annual Asianet conference 2021 is hosted by MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, in collaboration with the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies. Call for Papers The recent decade has witnessed a turn to authoritarianism in many countries [...]

    Brothers and Sisters from Afar: Understanding China’s Islamic Diplomacy and its Muslim Minorities in the Southeast Asian Context by Dr Yang Yang

    This talk examines China’s recent Belt and Road Initiative (the BRI) and their implications to China’s Muslim community and Muslim-majority countries along the routes of the new Silk Road. China engages the cultural imaginaries of the Silk Road in the [...]

    CfA: Junior Curator (f/m/d) for the Department of East, South and Southeast Asia at Linden-Museum Stuttgart

    Application deadline: June 25, 2021 The Linden-Museum Stuttgart is one of the most important museums for anthropology in Europe. For the Department of East, South and Southeast Asia, we are looking for a full-time (100%) Junior Curator for an initial [...]