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Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Ida Løberg, MA, University of Bergen
Topic: The discursive dimensions of the Melamchi Water Supply Project

Tim Linka, MA, University of Tampere
Topic: Spoiling under the Influence: The Drug Business as a serious Threat to Peace in Burma/Myanmar?

FUDAN'S New Student Assistant

The Fudan Centre at NIAS has hired a new student assistent, Viktor Münter - 21, to help assist with the daily activities of Liu Chunrong and NIAS's other genereal administrative acitvities. Viktor is currently studying Chinese on his 2nd year at CPHU and has recently returned home from a 6-month study abroad program at Beida in Beijing, China. 

Besides pursuing his bachelor in Chinese, Viktor is also interested in Chinese History and South-East Asian history as a whole and plans on handling subjects such as these in the future. 

Ida Nicolaisen, Senior researcher at NIAS, on fieldwork

Ida Nicolaisen conducted fieldwork in  among Punan youth in Sarawak between the 1st and the 16th of January. The study was part of her current research project: : Visible and Invisible Realities – Nature, Sexuality and Changing Identities in Central Borneo, which has been funded by the Velux Foundation.

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Gunnhild Laxaa, MA, University of Bergen
Topic: The feminization of agriculture in Nepal

Shuchen Wang, PhD, University of Jyväskylä
Topic: Gender, Politics, Market: Power Structure of Chinese Contemporary Art - a glimpse through reading Ai Weiwei

New book by NIAS senior researcher Cecilia Milwertz

Wang Fengxian and Mi Xiaolin (Cecilia Milwertz) (2014)
Minjian yiyuan hurong zhi shu – xin siwei zhong de minjian zuzhi lilun yu fangfa. 
A Tree of Intra-active Intentions – Theories and Methods of Popular Organizing in New Frameworks of Thought.
China Social Sciences Press, Beijing.

Drawing on physicist Karen Barad’s theory of agential realism the authors analyze a case of the emergence and functioning of a popular (non-governmental) organization in the People’s Republic of China. Using the tree as a metaphor for the inseparability of the involved actors, they develop a theoretical framework for understanding organizing from below as a process of intra-action between activists, domestic party-state and international development aid entities.   

The first SUPRA students of 2015

Hanne Cecilie Geirbo
Ph.D. student at Oslo University, Research group Global Infrastructures, Department of informatics
“Crafting connections – an ethnography of building a mobile enabled electricity grid in a Bangladeshi village”
Oda Opdal Zachrisen. 
MA student at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Sociology and Political Science
“Economic relations with Beijing – worth improving?”

David Stuligross new at NIAS Pres

David Stuligross (PhD 2001, Political Science, Berkeley) was South Asia Editor at Asian Survey. He has published and taught on environmental politics, ethnic politics, and international relations. He has consulted for the United States and Indian governments on the same subjects.

David joined NIAS Press as Desk Editor in late November and will be with us for the next 6 months.

Interessant og krævende studenterjob på NIAS

NIAS – Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier, et center under Institut for Statskundskab, søger snarest studentermedarbejdere til NIAS’s administration/service og biblioteket. Opgaverne inkluderer assistance til SUPRA scholarships og events på NIAS, opdatering af NIAS’ websites, nyhedsbreve og informationsmateriale, samt vedligeholdelse af bibliotekets online ressourcer. Derudover kommer hjælp til diverse administrative opgaver.

Ugentlig arbejdstid 15 timer. Ansættelsesperiode: tidsubegrænset ansættelse.

Ansøgningsfrist er søndag den 4. januar 2015.
 Tiltrædelse snarest derefter.

Læs hele jobopslaget her

Yderligere oplysninger om stillingen kan fås ved henvendelse til centeradministrator Katrine Herold, 3532 9504, mailto:

New research assistant at the Fudan-European centre for China Studies

Cancan Wang is currently a research assistant in Fudan-European Centre for China Studies.

Cancan has obtained her LL.B. in Sociology, Fudan University, and M.A. in Applied Cultural Analysis, University of Copenhagen. She assists the centre on infrastructure-building activities, and is mainly in charge of mapping and analysing research resources with a focus on China studies in Europe. She also provides general support across the Nordic institute of Asian Studies.

New publication by Min Dongchao and Qi Wang

Professor Min Dongchao, NIAS and Shanghai University, and associate professor Qi Wang from University of Southern Denmark have co-written the article "Gender and Corruption - insights from China", published in the Contemporary Asian Studies Series (CASS).

Read Min Dongchao and Qi Wang's article here.

Read the full version of Contemporary Asian Studies Series (CASS) from University of Lodz Press here