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WHAT'S NEW AT NIAS?

CfA: Virtual SUPRA Programme


 New Vacancies in May 2022


NIAS' Virtual SUPRA programme is a four-week programme designed to support PhD candidates and MA students studying Asia with their thesis. The programme includes: 

  • Individual academic mentoring
  • Presentation of thesis work with feedback
  • Thorough introduction to the AsiaPortal resources
  • Sessions on publishing and career development
  • How to create an academic presence online
  • Academic podcasts – what to do and what to say
We still have vacancies for the month of May and are looking forward to your applications.
Find more information and apply here.


Deadline: Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Organizer:
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

CPP Futures 


Cambodia Seminar Series   




NIAS is delighted to invite to the second online lecture of the "Cambodia Seminar Series" organized in collaboration with the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN). In this seminar, Astrid Norén-Nilsson, Senior lecturer at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University and Neil Loughlin, Lecturer in Comparative Politics at City, University of London will discuss their articles from a recent special issue of Contemporary Southeast Asia with Director of NIAS, Duncan McCargo. 

Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 14.00  - 15.30pm (CET), Friday 25 February 2022
Organizer: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies New York Southeast Asia Network 

Generation Asia Conference 2022 


Extended Deadline for Panel Proposals or Individual Abstracts



NIAS and the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland are inviting proposals for the “Generation Asia – 2022 Nordic NIAS Council Conference". The main conference will take place on 22-24 August 2022, and the Ph.D. workshop will follow on 25-26 August. 

About the conference:

How is generational change transforming society, culture and politics across Asia? Does a creative, iconoclastic Generation Z pose a major challenge to traditional hierarchies and values? What is the impact of demographic change in countries with a rapidly aging population? Is there something we can learn from Asian traditions of intergenerational exchange? These and many other intriguing questions arise from the theme of the 2022 NNC conference.

As always, we welcome papers and panels on all aspects of Asian studies, not limited to the conference theme, from across the humanities and social sciences. 
 

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Proposal types:

  • Main conference: panel or individual abstracts
  • Ph.D. workshop: individual abstracts 
     

About proposals:

  • Conference proposals should include a title, 150 word abstract and information about the participant(s). Please follow the instructions on the conference page, that you can visit here.
  • In order to participate in a PhD workshop, you should present a paper based on one chapter of your thesis. You need to submit a title, an abstract (should not exceed 300 words) outlining your PhD topic, as well as a CV, a cover letter explaining which year you are in the PhD programme, and a recommendation letter from your supervisor. If accepted you will need to submit a full paper of 6,000 to 10,000 words, one month before the conference.

Please contact gen.asia@outlook.com for any other questions.

Deadline: Thursday, 10 March 2022
OrganizerNordic Institute of Asian Studies, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland

NORDIC ASIA PODCAST

New episodes in the #NordicAsiaPodcast

Looking for a listening experience full of researchers' insights on Asia? Try the Nordic Asia Podcast, co-hosted by NIAS, CEAS, ASIANETTVERKET and Forum for Asian Studies.
Since the last NIAS Update, we've released the following episodes:


Give it a listen on your favorite podcast streaming platform or find it here

 NEWS FROM NIAS PRESS

'Deities and Divas'/ Hard Copies arrived at the office 

Yesterday, the copies of 'Deities and Divas' our newest addition by Peter A. Jackson and Benjamin Baumann (eds.) finally arrived at our office in Copenhagen.  

If in recent times you have been affected by long delays in receiving things in the mail, then know you are not alone. Our office copies of Deities and Divas were sent on Christmas Eve from our UK warehouse. Yesterday, more than eight weeks later, they finally arrived at NIAS. Such delays are frustrating but, looking at the books, we are delighted with the results. 

‘Deities and Divas’ was published in December 2021 and is the first book to trace commonalities between queer and religious cultures in Southeast Asia and the West. Get your copy or download the E-book on niaspress.dk.
 
Buy the Book here

New Review

 

'Fishers, Monks and Cadres', by Edyta Roszko was reviewed by Ken MacLean, Professor of International Development and Social Change at Clark University in the Journal for Vietnamese Studies.  

"Roszko provides us with a valuable contribution to the history and ethnography of one small part of Vietnam. In doing so, she opens up the space for future comparative studies, not elsewhere, but of the Southeast Asian littoral more generally." (Ken Mac Lean)

Find the full review in the journal here & get the book in the NIAS Press Webshop

New Cover for upcoming book

 

The publishing process is a long way, starting from first contact with the authors to the book finally being in the reader's hands. 

Our upcoming book 'Spirit Possession in Buddhist Southeast Asia' by Benedicte Brac de la Perrière and Peter Jackson (eds.) has just received a new cover and we want to share the excitement in anticipation with you.  

Visit the NIAS Press Webshop for more information, and find the book here

Event recommendation 

NIAS Press author Bertil Lintner is holding an open lecture on "China's Role in Politics and Insurgencies in Myanmar" at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University on March 02, 2022 at 15.00pm (CET). The talk will be about China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Myanmar as a key link in Beijing’s attempts to connect its markets with the outside world and build and secure vital supply lines. Find more information on the event and register here.

Bertil has published 'The Wa of Myanmar and China's Quest for Global Dominance' with NIAS Press in March 2021. Visit our webshop to receive your own copy and be prepared. 

 EVENTS

US-Chinese Strategic Competition and the Consequences for Europe


ChinaTalks lecture
 

Think China and the Centre for Military Studies at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) are pleased to announce a ChinaTalks lecture with Liselotte Odgaard, professor at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies. The lecture will look at the economic and security dilemmas which Europe faces under US-China strategic competition and if these dilemmas engender more or less unity within the European Union. The event takes place on UCPH South Campus.


Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 16.00  - 17.30pm (CET), Thursday 03 March 2022
Organizer: ThinkChina, Centre for Military Studies

New Danish Foreign Investment Screening Regime


ChinaTalks lecture

Think China in cooperation with the Study Hub for International Economic Law and Development (SHIELD) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), is happy to invite to another China talks lecture in 2022, this time on the new Danish Foreign Investment Screening Regime. Based on an EU directive from 2019, Denmark in 2021 introduced one of the most vigorous foreign investment screening laws yet implemented across Europe. The lecture takes place  UCPH South Campus.

Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 16.00 - 17.00pm (CET), Wednesday 09 March 2022
Organizer: ThinkChina, SHIELD, Magnusson Law 

Exploring Intersectionality in Taiwan’s Environmental Movements


Webinar 

The Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University invites to this open talk and roundtable on the concept of intersectionality in Taiwan's Environmental Movements. Speakers include Jolan Hsieh / Bavaragh Dagalomai, Director of Center for International Indigenous Affair at National Dong Hwa University, Chin-Ju Lin, Associate Professor and Head of Graduate Institute of Gender Studies at Kaohsiung Medical University and Jeffrey Nicolaisen, International Postdoctoral Scholar at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University. 

Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 10.00 - 11.30am (CET), Monday 28 February 2022
Organizer: Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University 

China’s Role in Politics and Insurgencies in Myanmar


Open lecture  

The Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University invites to this open talk with NIAS Press author Bertil Lintner on "China's Role in Politics and Insurgencies in Myanmar". The talk will be about China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Myanmar as a key link in Beijing’s attempts to connect its markets with the outside world and build and secure vital supply lines. The event takes place at the Asia Library at Lund University, and everyone is invited to join. 

Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 15.00 - 17.00am (CET), Wednesday 02 March 2022
Organizer: Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University 

100 Years of Communism with Chinese Characteristics 


Webinar   

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo invites to this webinar on "100 years of Communism with Chinese Characteristics." In the seminar, three internationally renowned China scholars will present their recent books on the Chinese Communist Party as the party turned 100 years in 2021. 
 

Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 16.00 - 17.30pm (CET), Wednesday 02 March 2022 
Organizer:
 Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo

ISDP’s Taiwan-Nordic Forum 2022


Online forum and roundtable discussion 

The Institute for Security and Development Policy invites to the Taiwan- Nordic Forum 2022. The forum will bring together Nordic and Taiwanese scholars and experts who are distinguished figures in their respective fields, in an effort to better understand conflicting political, economic, and diplomatic realities, ISDP hopes that this will provide a platform for valuable discussion and exchange. 

The event is scheduled for March 3 & 4, 2022, and will be divided into four panels, each dealing with a key issue that will be of vital interest for both the Nordic countries and Taiwan in the foreseeable future. Roundtable discussions on the following topics will take place: "Engaging Taiwan- Nordic Perspectives"; "Trade"; "Nordic- Taiwan Research Cooperation" and "Cultural Exchange". 

 

Find more inforomation on the Forum, read the detailed programme and register here.

Time and date: Thursday 03 - Friday 04 March 2022
Organizer: Institute for Security and Development Policy

The Chinese Communist Party as a Global Force


Lecture   


The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University invites to this open lecture with Frank N. Pieke, Professor of Modern China Studies at the Asia Centre, Leiden University. Frank N. Pieke will present his paper investigating China’s presence abroad from the perspective of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), asking how the Party attempts to prime itself for the challenges posed by China’s globalization and the rising superpower competition with the U.S. 


Find more information on the event and register here.

Time and date: 16.15  - 18.00pm (CET), Wednesday 09 March 2022
Organizer: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University

(In)visibility of Sacred Waste: Asian Perspectives


Online lecture

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University invites to this online lecture on "(In)visibility of Sacred Waste: Asian Perspectives". While reflecting on sacred residues as traces of the intersubjective interdependences between human worshippers and super-natural forces that are embodied in anthropomorphic iconographies, the participants in this roundtable will explore the (in)visibility of sacred waste across Asia and reflect on the extreme fluidity, volatalibility, and adaptability of sacred power. 
 

Find more information on the event and register here

Time and date: 15.00  - 17.00pm (CET), Friday 11 March 2022
Organizer:
 Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University

CALLS

CfA: Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia

A Doctoral Research Fellowship focusing on religious festivals in Asia is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

The research initiative “Religious festivals in Asia” focuses on dynamics of change in religious festivals in East-, South-, and Southeast-Asia from a comparative perspective. Such religious festivals have been subject to processes of reinvestment, reinvention, and resignification over decades, and often centuries. To analyze that process, we zoom in on the dynamics between patronage “from above” and aspirations “from below.” Applicants are invited to develop a PhD-project within the framework of this initiative on “Religious festivals in Asia”, limited to candidates working on festivals in India, Japan, Tibet, or Vietnam. The project description must be submitted as part of the application.

Find more information on the call here.

Deadline: Monday, 28 February 2022
Organizer
Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

CfA: PhD in Religion and Politics at the University of Oslo

The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo is looking for two doctoral research candidates in the study of religion and politics. The appointment is for a duration of 3 years.

The fellowships are part of the Religion and Politics Research Initiative. This initiative asserts that the political implications of religions and the religious aspects of politics make it increasingly important to think of religion and politics together. Religious policy issues range from religious nationalism and identity politics to conspiracy theories including vaccine resistance, pro- or anti-democracy activism, disputes over political, judicial or religious authority, responses to climate change and environmental activism, blasphemy controversies, and much more. Globally, several of these phenomena have a significant potential for conflict as well as connections, which makes it an important part of society’s mission to understand them.

Read more about the call here.

Deadline: Monday, 28 February 2022
Organizer
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

CfA: Contemporary Chinese Thought 


Summer School   

The University of Ljubljana invites PhD students and post-docs from all European universities to participate in a four-day summer school on Li Zehou’s system of thought. The rich intellectual legacy of Li Zehou, one of the most influential contemporary Chinese scholars, can help us understand the specific fusion of Western and traditional Chinese discourses that shaped contemporary Chinese society at the threshold of the third millennium.

The summer school will take place at the University of Ljubljana from June 16-20, 2022, and is jointly organized by the Department of Asian Studies of this university and the European Association for Chinese Philosophy (EACP).


Find more information and register here


Time and date: Tuesday, 01 March 2022
Organizer: 
European Association for Chinese Philosophy

CfA: Funding available from TLC for the 2022 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 

The Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group, affiliate of the Southeast Asian Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) has funds available for graduate students and contingent faculty presenting at the 2022 Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (March 24-27). They have limited funds available, and while they may not be able to fund every request, they will do their best to spread the money around.

To apply for funding, click here.


Deadline: Thursday, 03 March 2022
Organizer:
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Studies Group

CfA: 2022 Huayu Enrichment Scholarships

The Taipei Representative Office in Denmark invites citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark and Iceland to apply for the 2022 Huayu Enrichment Scholarships, offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Republic of China (Taiwan). These scholarships provide applicants with the opportunity to study Mandarin in Taiwan, increase their understanding of its culture and society, and promote mutual understanding and interaction between Taiwan, Denmark and Iceland.

Find more information here.

Deadline: Saturday, 30 April 2022
OrganizerTaipei Representative Office in Denmark

CfA: 2022 Taiwan Scholarships 

 

The Taipei Representative Office in Denmark invites citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark and Iceland to apply for the 2022 Taiwan Scholarships, offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Republic of China (Taiwan). The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage young people from the Kingdom of Denmark and Iceland to undertake degree programs in Taiwan from September 2022.

Find more information here

Deadline: Saturday, 30 April 2022
OrganizerTaipei Representative Office in Denmark 

Asia Portal In Focus Blog

Call for Contributions

In Focus is a forum for articles with a focus on Asia (here defined as East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Oceania and South Asia).  We welcome well-written contributions from early career researchers as well as senior researchers on topics with relevance to modern and contemporary Asia. The blog has existed since 2008 and hold contributions on a number of different topics over the years.
The target length of the articles is 800-1000 words. If you have an accompanying picture, please feel free to include it with your submission.
You can send your submission to info@nias.ku.dk with the subject 'New blog submission'.
Contributions are reviewed on a rolling basis when sent to us. 

Find even more events and calls on Asiaportal.info/events!
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