Activities supported by ADI 2014
List of activities funded and/or (co-)organized by Asian Dynamics Initiative
Lectures, seminars, workshops etc.
State Failure and Civil Society Efforts in Addressing Historical Injustice in Indonesia
Public guest lecture by Dr. Vannessa Hearman, Acting Head of the Department of Indonesian Studies at University of Sydney, Australia.
Who can be killed with impunity and who cannot be impugned in Thailand
Public guest lecture by Tyrell Haberkorn, Department of Political and Social Change at the School of International, Political, and Strategic Studies, Australian National University.
- Asia brown bag lecture: Ayo Wahlberg
Lecture by Ayo Wahlberg of the Dept. of Anthropology entitled 'Routinising reproductive technologies in China.'
Yiwu: Arab Supermarket or Global Trading Centre? Perspectives from the Afghan Diaspora
ADI in collaboration with Dept. of Anthropology and Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies organized this public guest lecture by Magnus Marsden, Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.
Asia brown bag lecture: Ravinder Kaur
Brown bag lecture by Ravinder Kaur from the Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies entitled 'Remixing History - Some Notes from Post-Exotic India'.
Monks and milk mothers
Talk and video screening by Dr Rita Langer, Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion and Theology, University of Bristol.
Intra-Asian Connections: Interactions, Flows, Landscapes
ADI organized the 6th international ADI conference Intra-Asian Connections: Interactions, Flows, Landscapes, which featured distinguished keynote speakers and panels emphasizing intra-Asian connections.
Southern Futures: Thinking Through Emerging Markets
Two-day workshop that critically traces the idea and the moment of 'emerging markets' within the broader history of the South. Leading international scholars will attend, among others John Comaroff and Jean Comaroff, Achille Mbembe, David Goldberg, and Keith Hart.
Guest lectures by Daniel A. Bell and Xiao Jialing
Two leading specialists on Chinese affairs, Dr. Daniel A. Bell from Tsinghua University in Beijing and Dr. Xiao Jialing from Fudan University in Shanghai shared their perspectives on China’s new forms of governance and foreign policy process.
- Asia brown bag lecture: Chunrong Liu
Chunrong Liu of the Fudan-European for China Studies gave a lecture on 'Governing China’s Urbanization'.
China Talks: Ding Chun
This talk by Ding Chun, Director of Fudan University’s Centre for European Studies, addressed welfare-oriented reforms in light of China’s recent economic and social development.
Confucianism to Save the World! China Talk by Dr. Bai Tongdong
The cultural messages of a rising China, and how a Confucian hybrid regime can address issues that democracies are not structured to address.
- Asia brown bag lecture: Anders Blok
Lecture entitled 'Worlding cities through their climate projects? Urban ecological experiments in Europe and Asia'.
Restless Urban Landscapes in China - China Talk by Dr. Shen Jie
China Talk by Dr. Shen Jie, a lecturer at Fudan University's School of Social Development and Public Policy.
Summer School: The Chinese Dream
Anthropological Approaches to Understanding Contemporary China. Summer School at the University of Copenhagen (week 32+33) organised by the Dept. of Anthropology and ADI.
PhD seminar: Ideology Post Cold War
Leftism, Political Islam, Authoritarian Nationalism, and its Convergences/Divergences: the Future of Political Ideology in Indonesia and the Global South and its Regionalizations.
Gender Dynamics of Politics in Asia from a Comparative Perspective
Public guest lecture by Professor Chiharu Takenaka, professor at the College of Law and Politics at Rikkyo University.
Indonesia's Democracy and the Road to Elections 2014
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Copenhagen, in cooperation with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN) invited to a public debate on the topic of Indonesia's elections in 2014.
Multiculturalism in Indonesia Today
Public guest lecture with Professor Azyumardi Azra organised jointly by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and ADI.
Designing Robots - Designing Humans
A public seminar on how robots will engage human beings as learners and cultural beings in the future in which questions raised by new robot design and human-robot coexistence were discussed.
The Future of the Left in Southeast Asia
In this public talk, Dr. Walden Bello took a close look at Thailand and the Philippines but also touched on Malaysia and Indonesia, the talk explored the future of progressive movements in Southeast Asia.
Shinzo Abe and Japan's New Nationalism
Presentation by Asger Røjle Christensen, experiences journalist and writer in the field of Asia.
Law Reform in Pakistan
Public guest lecture by Dr. Osama Siddique, Department of Law & Policy, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Dalit Political Mobilization and Cultural Identity Politics.
Public guest lecture by Dr. phil. habil. Heinz Werner Wessler, Department of Linguistics and Philology (Indology) at Uppsala University.
- Aki Tonami, Researcher, NIAS
Research trip to Tokyo
- Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, PhD Fellow, Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication
Research trip to India
- Bent Nielsen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Research trip to Kyoto
- Lars Højer, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Fieldwork in Ulaanbaatar
- Marie Yoshida, ADI
Participation in EAN conference and meeting in Sheffield, UK
- Mark Philip Stadler, PhD Fellow, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Fieldwork in Indonesia
- Neda Trifković, Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Dept. of Economics
Fieldwork in Vietnam
- Susanne Bregnbæk, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology
Fieldwork in Beijing
- Xiaowei Gui, PhD Fellow, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Fieldwork in Beijing
- Benedikte Møller Kristensen, PhD Fellow, Dept. of Comparative Cultural Studies
Assistance with translation and transcription of interviews from fieldwork in Mongolia
- Ildiko Beller-Hann
Support for forthcoming collective volume “Kashgar Revisited. In Memory of the 10th anniversary of the death of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring”