• 9 February 2009, 1 p.m.

    Lunch talk with Dr. Ren Xiao

    Dr. Ren Xiao from Fudan University Shanghai, will give a talk at NIAS on the relationship between China, North Korea and South Korea.

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  • 18 February - 19 February 2009

    Seminar and Guest lecture on Confucianism

    Professor Daniel A. Bell will visit Denmark to take part in two events: A one-day seminar on 'Confucianism, Past and Present' hosted by the University of Aarhus and a guest lecture on 'China's New Confucianism' hosted by NIAS and the Section for China Studies, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen. 

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  • 19 February 2009, 03:15-04:30

    Regional Development and the Competitive Dynamics of Global Production Networks: An East Asian Perspective

    Professor Henry Yeung from the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore will give a guest lecture at the Department of Geography & Geology.

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  • 24 February 2009, 2pm

    Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

    NIAS and ADI are pleased to announce the seminar 'Ningxia: Introduction to a Province in Western China' with Jesper Schlæger, PhD Fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science.

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  • 26 February - 27 February 2009

    Focus Asia in Lund

    Twice annually the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University organises a series of public lectures entitled 'Focus Asia'. The lectures are given in English, and admission is free of charge. The coming event has the overall theme 'Media in Asia'.

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  • 5 March 2009, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

    Soft Power Superpowers in Asia

    Japan's Ambassador, Seiichi Kondo, will visit the section for Japan Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, to give a guest lecture. The title of the lecture is 'Soft Power Superpowers in Asia'.

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  • 13 March - 15 March 2009

    Democratic Values and Political Practices in South Asia

    The Nordic Summer University cluster ‘South Asia in the 21st Century' is pleased to invite you to the first of six workshops focusing on South Asia.

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  • 17 March 2009, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

    Guest Lecture by Dr. Pun Ngai

    Anthropologist Pun Ngai, Deputy Director of the joint Peking University and Hong Kong Polytechnical University, will give a guest lecture on Chinese Female Workers at the University of Copenhagen.

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  • 28 March 2009,

    Visualising Asian Modernity

    Visualising Asian Modernity is a series of events - two academic seminars and two In Situ Art Talks - that will examine the international impact of the contemporary Asian art world in relation to popular culture, global economy and social change in East Asian societies.

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  • 31 March 2009, 1 p.m.

    The Ideology of Shari'a Implementation in Contemporary Aceh

    Michael Feener, Associate Professor, NUS, will give a guest lecture at ToRS addressing the articulation of the particular reformist re-conceptualizations of Islam underlying state projects for the implementation of Islamic law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia.

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  • 31 March 2009, 2 pm (sharp)

    PhD defense - Trine Brox

    Trine Brox defends her PhD-thesis entitled 'The Enchanted Gift of Democracy. Imagining and Negotiating Democracy in the Tibetan Diaspora'.

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  • 1 April 2009, 10 a.m.-11:30

    Tensions in Freefall? The Study of China-Tibet Relations Today

    The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies is pleased to announce a guest lecture with Professor Robert J. Barnett, Director of The Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Columbia University. The title of the lecture is 'Tensions in Freefall? The Study of China-Tibet Relations Today'. All are welcome.

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  • 3 April 2009, 02:15-3 p.m.

    Inaugural lecture: China's new civil society - heading anywhere?

    The new professor in China-studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional
    Studies (ToRS) at the University of Copenhagen, Jørgen Delman, will give his inaugural lecture "China's new civil society - heading anywhere?" on 3 April 2009.

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  • 23 April - 24 April 2009

    Guest lectures with Pranab Bardhan

    Professor Pranab Bardhan, development economists from the University of California, Berkeley, will visit DERG, University of Copenhagen. DERG will organize two public lectures with Bardhan under the title "Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: A Comparative Economic Assessment of the Rise of China and India".

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  • 12 May 2009, 14:00-15:30

    Riots and Elections in India

    Professor Dipak Malik will visit Copenhagen on 12 May to give a lecture on India's national elections. The talk will consist of certain features of the ongoing general elections in India as well as the underlying political processes.

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  • 13 May - 15 May 2009

    Ten Years of Democracy in Indonesia (1998-2008)

    Nordic Indonesia Studies Network's inaugural workshop 'Ten Years of Democracy in Indonesia (1998-2008)' aims at facilitating discussion of research on or relating to Indonesia within the social sciences in the Nordic countries.

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  • 18 May 2009, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

    Japan's role in peacebuilding in Asia

    ADI, NIAS and the Embassy of Japan are pleased to announce the guest lecture 'Japan's role in peacebuilding in Asia' with Professor Toshiya Hoshino from Osaka University, Japan. Professor Hoshino is former Minister Counsellor at the Japanese permanent mission to the United Nations, New York, and has specialized in peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance issues.

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  • 3 June 2009, -2009-06-07

    China's Economy, Environment and Education

    Nordic Association of China Studies (NACS) and the Nordic NIAS Council (NNC) are pleased to invite you to a joint conference and PhD course in Reykjavik 3-6 June 2009.

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  • 8 June - 10 June 2009

    Alternative Spaces and Cultural Translation

    As part of the Alternative Spaces research project, an international conference on alternative spaces is held from 8-10 June 2009. A PhD course will run in the afternoon as a parallel programme.

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  • 18 June - 19 June 2009

    South Asia Network Conference

    The first Copenhagen South Asia Network Conference will take place 18-19 June 2009. The title of the conference is 'South Asian Drama: Old Actors, New Scripts'. 

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  • 26 June 2009, 1 p.m. (sharp)

    PhD defence - Frida Hastrup

    Frida Hastrup defends her PhD thesis 'Weathering the World - Recovery in the Wake of the Tsunami in a Tamil Fishing Village'.

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  • 6 July - 24 July 2009

    Summer course: Introduction to Modern China

    The highly popular three-week summer course ‘Introduction to Modern China' at the Nordic Centre in Shanghai is now open for applications.

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  • 19 July - 26 July 2009

    South Asian Migration and Diaspora

    The second workshop on 'South Asia in the 21st Century' at the summer session of the Nordic Summer University will be held in Tyrifjord, Norway, from 19-26 July 2009. Registration is due 30 March 2009.

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  • 6 August - 9 August 2009

    East Asian Peace since 1979 - Panel

    NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies together with its alliance partners will organize a panel on "East Asian Peace 1979-" for the European Alliance for Asian Studies at the 6th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) in August 2009 in Daejeon, Korea.

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  • 10 August 2009,

    Long Peace of East Asia and West Europe

    The Peace and Conflict Studies Network of the ASEM Education Hub together with Yonsei University will organize a full day conference in Seoul on "Long Peace of East Asia since 1979 and West Europe since 1945: Comparison and Implications".

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  • 10 August - 14 August 2009

    Doing Business in China

    Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai organizes a one-week course on 'Doing Business in China' from 10-14 August 2009. Application deadline: 1 June 2009

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  • 25 August 2009, 2 p.m.

    Guest Lecture - Doris Jedamski

    Dr. Doris Jedamski from Leiden University will visit NIAS to give a guest lecture entitled "The Chinese Malay contribution to the Understanding of a National Culture in Indonesia".

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  • 26 August 2009, 16:30-18:30

    Culture and Contrition: Apology in Dispute Resolution in Japan and North America

    Professor Annalise Acorn will visit the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies on 26 August to give a guest lecture entitled "Culture and Contrition: Apology in Dispute Resolution in Japan and North America". 

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  • 11 September 2009, 1 p.m. (sharp)

    PhD Defense - Morten Oxenbøll

    PhD Fellow Morten Oxenbøll, Saxo Institute, will defend his PhD thesis: "Akutō. Images of Medieval Japanese Banditry".

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  • 17 September 2009, 01:30-05:30

    Soft Power Impact of Asia

    Asian Dynamics Initiative is pleased to announce the high profile conference 'Spheres of Influence - Soft Power Impact of Asia'. The conference is open to everyone interested. Registration is required.

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  • 18 September 2009, 2 pm (sharp)

    PhD Defense - Mikkel Bunkenborg

    PhD defense "Porous Persons and Empty Disorders - Producing Healthy People in Rural North China" by Mikkel Bunkenborg, Department of Anthropology. 

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  • 1 October 2009, 10:15-12:00

    The state and public sector performance in China

    ADI is pleased to announce the guest lecture "The state and public sector performance in China" by Christine Wong, Oxford University. 

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  • 6 October 2009, 12:30-15:30

    Round table discussion

    NIAS invites you to a round table discussion on "What Could the Aceh Experience Contribute to Our Understanding of Conflict Resolution and Post Conflict Development?"

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  • 2 November 2009, 10:15-12:00

    The Study of International Relations Around the World

    Seminar in occasion of the publication of "International Relations Scholarship Around the World" edited by Arlene B. Tickner & Ole Wæver; Routledge 2009, 368 pages.

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  • 12 November 2009, 10 a.m.-12:00

    ADI South Asia lecture - Abhijit Roy

    Centre of Global South Asian Studies invites you to ADI Public Lectures on Popular Culture, Television and Globalization.

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  • 13 November 2009, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

    Monastic Warriors as Villains: Constructing Cultural Paradigms in Early Modern and Modern Japan

    Dr. Mikael Adolphson from the University of Alberta will visit the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies to give a guest lecture on 'Monastic Warriors as Villains: Constructing Cultural Paradigms in Early Modern and Modern Japan'.

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  • 26 November - 27 November 2009

    ADI Workshop

    ADI invites you to participate in a two-day museum workshop. The workshop brings together anthropologists, area studies specialists and museum professionals working within the fields of Asian material culture and museum studies. Registration is required.

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  • 2 December 2009, 10:00-17:30

    ADI South Asia Workshop - Reimagining Pakistan

    Register for the one-day workshop on 'Reimagining Pakistan' organized by ADI and the Centre of Global South Asian Studies. Invited speakers include Tariq Ali, Dr. Markus Daechsel and Michael Jarlner.

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  • 7 December - 9 December 2009

    ADI South Asia lectures with Professor Rajesh Kochhar

    Professor Kochhar from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, Chandigarh will visit ADI, University of Copenhagen and the National Museum to give a series of guest lectures. 

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  • 8 December 2009, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

    Climate Change - Perspectives on Asia

    With COP15 - the UN Climate Change Conference - taking place in Copenhagen from 7-18 December 2009, NIAS and ADI have taken the opportunity to arrange an inter-disciplinary climate seminar with a focus on Asia.

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  • 10 December 2009, 2 pm.

    PhD defense - Ann Fenger Benwell

    PhD Fellow Ann Fenger Benwell defends her PhD Thesis entitled Keeping up Appearances. Gender and Ideal Womanhood in Postsocialist Mongolia.

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  • 17 December 2009, 2 pm.-4 pm.

    China - The Resilience of the Authoritarian State

    Börje Ljunggren, former Swedish ambassador to China and Vietnam, visits NIAS to give a lecture on 'China - The Resilience of the Authoritarian State'. All are welcome!

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