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Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network
The aim of the Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network is to develop trans-national, cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary perspectives on studies of women and gender. The main focus is on China and the Nordic countries.
The primary network activity is to convene a series of Sino-Nordic Women & Gender Studies Conferences, that have been held every third year since 2002. The conferences bring together academics and students, as well as activists and practitioners, from China and the Nordic countries to engage in cross-cultural comparisons and discussions on the specific theme of each conference. The conferences aim to include both theoretical and policy relevant research.
An additional network activity is to convene PhD courses in connection with the conferences. Two PhD courses have been held in 2009 and 2012 at the Nordic Centre Fudan. The third PhD course on the theme of Modernization, gender and generation - reconfigurations of everyday life. Cases from China and the Nordic countries will be held in May 2015.
The series of Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network was established in 2002 in collaboration between the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Nordic Centre Fudan. In 2015 the Network became part of the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies.