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What is really happening in Xinjiang?

Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Historical context, current developments and source criticism

Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Rune Steenberg, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

While Xi Jinping’s massive transcontinental “Belt and Road Initiative” (also known as the New Silk Road) has received a great deal of academic and media coverage, much less attention has been paid to the plight of the 12 million strong Muslim populations native to the area most central to this development project. The diverse groups inhabiting the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region situated in China’s far northwest include the Turkic speaking Uyghur, Kazakh and Kyrgyz that have in recent years been increasingly subjected to various securitization policies, such as high-tech surveillance, house searches, re-education and arrests.

The talk by two researchers at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies actively working in and on the region will be of an informative rather than academic character. It will provide an insight into the current state of affairs in Xinjiang against a historical backdrop and address the extreme difficulties faced by local people in everyday life which, inevitably, also render research of all sorts nigh impossible. The talk focuses on Xinjiang and the PRC but it also invites a wider debate on modernization, surveillance, Islamophobia, academic freedom and ethical dilemmas surrounding research.

Time: 24 April 2019, 14:15-16:00
Place: NIAS, room 18.1.08, CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Kbh K
Organizers: ADI, ThinkChina and NIAS

All are welcome!

A New Crossroad? Sinicization of Christianity in China

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30

For more information and the full program, please go to https://www.fudancentre.eu/events/chinaconference2019

CFP - Digital Asia 12th Annual Nordic NIAS Council Conference & PhD Course

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 to Friday, December 6, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia has the largest Internet population in the world in absolute numbers, and it is also at the forefront of digital developments in many fields, including governance, entertainment, and e-commerce. The region, however, encompasses a diverse digital landscape that reflects divergent histories, cultures, and socioeconomic and political realities. Proposals should focus on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used by, and affect, individuals and communities in their cultural, socioeconomic, and political lives.

We welcome participants from different disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, as well as from the field of area studies. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary approaches. Contributions are welcome that address topics in a particular Asian country, or engage in comparative research on several Asian countries and/or non-Asian countries.

            www.digitalasia2019.com

Keynote Speakers

  • Larissa Hjorth, Distinguished Professor, ECP Director, Design and Creative Practice, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Pauline hope Cheong, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
  • Aim Sinpeng, Dr., Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Florian Schneider, Senior University Lecturer, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Deadlines conference:

  • 15 May 2019: Deadline for submitting abstracts (maximum 300 words)
  • 15 June 2019: Acceptance of abstracts by the organising committee
  • 15 August 2019: Deadline for registration
  • 1 October 2019: Deadline for hotel booking at discount rate at Elite Hotel Ideon. Single room 1159 SEK, Double room 1364 SEK (all prices including VAT). Please make your booking with the hotel at http://www.elite.se and mention the Digital Asia conference.

PhD Course
The conference will be combined with a PhD course where doctoral candidates will present and discuss their research projects with senior researchers as well as with fellow doctoral candidates. This PhD course will focus on theories and methodology when working with and on digital developments. Taking the questions, problems, dilemmas, and decisions of the individual research project as the point of departure, the focus will be on how to work with different sources, how to do fieldwork, how to integrate theory, and how to organise a thesis.

Doctoral candidates are also encouraged to present a paper at the main conference. This paper may not be similar to the methodology paper prepared for the PhD course. Students wishing to present a paper at the conference and to attend the PhD course must submit two abstracts.

Commentators for the PhD Course

  • Pauline hope Cheong, Professor, Arizona State University, USA
  • Larissa Hjorth, Distinguished Professor, ECP Director, Design and Creative Practice, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Aim Sinpeng, Dr., Department of Government and International Relations , University of Sydney, Australia
  • Stefan Brehm, Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
  • Nicholas Loubere, Associate Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
  • Astrid Norén Nilsson, Associate Senior Lecturer, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
  • Barbara Schulte, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Lund University
  • Marina Svensson, Professor and Director, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
     

Deadlines

  • 15 May 2019: Deadline for submitting abstract (maximum 300 words) and CV
  • 15 June 2019: Acceptance by organising committee
  • 15 August: Deadline for registration
  • 1 October: Deadline for submitting PhD paper, and confirming participation and hotel booking (booking for PhD students is done by conference organisers).
     

For more information please read the attached CFP and go to the conference website www.digitalasia2019.com