Panels – University of Copenhagen

11th Annual International ADI Conference | 18-19 June 2019   

Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen
South Campus, Njalsgade 120, 2300 Copenhagen S


East-Asian Welfare Regimes: Trying to pin down a moving target
Convener: Peter Abrahamson, Dept. of Sociology, University of Copenhagen and Chanung Park, Dept. of Sociology, Yonsei University, Seoul
Developments of welfare entitlements and provisions have spread across East Asia during the last decades challenging the earlier characterization of the region being dominated by a Confucian and productist or developmental approach to citizens’ social rights and obligations ...>>

Generational crossroads: sensing religious crisis in contemporary Asian communities
Conveners: Astrid Trolle, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen; Paulina Kolata, University of Manchester
How do generational transformation and economic uncertainty affect religious practice? From depopulating regions of Japan to a diaspora of Filipino Catholics in Denmark, this session explores how uncertainty feeds into a sense of decline and anxious futures across religious communities in Asia and Asian diaspora ...>>

In-motion: discovering and analysing inter-Asian milieu
Conveners: Vera Skvirskaja, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen; Marina Marouda and Magnus Marsden, Dept of Anthropology, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
The panel considers inter-Asian connectivities, trading communities and networks as being in-motion, and seeks to examine and explore such forms of motion at different levels: a) what analytical models exist for defining and analysing such expansive and fluid research milieu ...>>

The Battle for Hearts and Minds in China and Central Asia: Narratives and Propaganda
Conveners: Rune Steenberg, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Ondřej Klimeš, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Revolving around the developments in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region since 2009, this panel invites contributions on state propaganda and other narrative or textual expressions of ideology in China and Central Asia. Xi Jinping has brought back a focus on ideology and doctrine that had been widely abandoned in the PRC since the Reform Era of the 1980s. ...>>

The Arctic and the International Power Transition from West to East
Conveners: Lau Blaxekjær, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and Marc Lanteigne, University of Tromsø – Norway’s Arctic University
The Arctic has for centuries both reflected and been a part of the international political, economic and security system. However, this period was largely Western-centric, including cold war tensions. The last 30 years’ post-Cold War period has seen an increase in Arctic development and cooperation creating new spaces and opportunities for small states ...>>

Worlds Apart? Order-making in the Age of US-China Rivalry
Conveners: Peter Marcus Kristensen and Andreas Bøje Forsby, Dept. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
After decades of largely cooperative bilateral relations, the US and China have become embroiled in a widening number of conflicts that increasingly look like a prelude to a comprehensive strategic Cold War-like rivalry. This burgeoning Sino-US rivalry comes amid widespread turmoil surrounding the future of the so-called US-led liberal international order ...>>

China´s strategic objectives of building up its armed forces and the policy implications for Asia
Conveners: You Ji, University of Macau and Bertel Heurlin, Dept. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.
China is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its opening-up policy which gave rise to an unprecedented ever expanding economic development, followed by an equivalent strengthening of its armed forces. Although the military development strategically has been subordinated the economic rise it is now globally generally accepted that China has to be considered the world´s number two military power ...>>

The Foreign Contours of Tradition: Global Catalysts in the Construction of Interwar-period East Asian Conservatism
Conveners: Lisa Lindkvist Zhang, Cluster “Asia and Europe” and Dept. of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University; Bruce Grover, Dept. of Japanese Studies, Heidelberg University
Karl Mannheim has astutely noted that ‘conservative’ political movements in the post-enlightenment era do not represent an aspiration to return to an actual past, but rather represent a consciously crafted counter-proposal to progressivism which seeks to integrate its perceived strengths requiring a concerted reformulation of tradition ...>>

Immobilities: Space, class and status in Asia
Conveners: Maansi Parpiani, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
We are surrounded today by images of migration and movement. This is marked not only by physical migration but also by the aspirations of material, class or status mobility. Particularly in Asia, migration for education, marriage and livelihood options has been widely studied. In addition to trans-national migration, intra-regional and rural – urban migration have been dominant strategies ...>>

Geopolitical perspectives on Chinese investment
Convener: Sarah Swider, Dept. of Sociology, University of Copenhagen
China’s rise and strength in the global political and economic world order is evidenced by the fact that it now represents the third largest source of foreign direct investment, just behind the United States and Japan. Chinese investment is global, but the nature of the investment, the issues that it raises and the politics that emerge varies based on geo-political imaginaries that cross the global North/South binary  ...>>


Asian Mobilities
Moderator: Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
Dagmar Schäfer, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Edyta Roszko, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Univertsity of Copenhagen
Eric Tagliacozzo, Dept. of History, Cornell University
Magnus Marsden, Dept. of Anthropology, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex