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PhD-course: Modernization, Gender and Generation - Reconfigurations of Everyday Life

PhD-course Modernization, Gender and Generation - Reconfigurations of Everyday Life at Nordic Centre Fudan organized by the Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network and Centre for Gender Research at University of Oslo


On May 19-21 the 3rd PhD-course arranged by the Centre for Gender Research in Oslo in collaboration with the Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Network took place at the Nordic Centre at Fudan University. The theme of the course was Modernization, Gender and Generation - Reconfigurations of Everyday Life. Led by Professor Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen, University of Oslo, ten teachers - from China, Denmark and Norway - and 25 PhD students or researchers from China and the Nordic countries participated. After the course the teachers met to commence the work towards the 6th Sino-Nordic Gender Studies Conference which will take place in at the University of Oslo in 2017.

SUPRA student at NIAS

Monday, June 22, 2015

Siyu Chen, Phd, University of Olso
Topic: Discursive Construction of Masculinities in Contemporary Chinese Public Culture

Open Lecture: The Rise of Xi Jinping and the Closing of the Chinese Mind

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30



Join NIAS and the Fudan-European Centre for China Studies for this exciting lecture by Professor Willy Wo-Lap Lam, Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Professor Lam is, among other things, the author of five books analyzing China's political front figure since Zhao Ziyang. His most recent book, “Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping: Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression?”, explores how a relatively undistinguished regional official became one of the most powerful and charismatic leaders in the history of the People’s Republic.


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Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Monday, June 8, 2015

Viktoriya Kuzina, MA, University of Turku

Topic: Protecting the Right to Know in Japan: NGOs versus the Special Secrecy Law



Reeta Hafner, MA, University of Helsinki 

Topic: Iran, Human Rights and Security: Causal analysis on the process of the European Parliament resolution on Iran and Iranian reactions to it

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Leena Eerolainen, PhD, University of Helsinki

Topic: Transformation and Personification of the Social Monstrous in Japanese Kaiki Eiga




Torhild Larsen Skillingstad, MA, University of Tromsø

Topic: Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park: Iconoclasm, Memory and the Performative Functions of Space


Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Monday, May 11, 2015

Heikki Wilenius, PhD, University of Helsinki
Topic: Justification and morality in East Javanese politics

Diego Garcia, MA, Lund University
Topic: Queering Indonesian Islam - Negotiating LGBT and Muslim identities in the cities of Surabaya and Yogyakarta

SUPRA Nordic Scholarship for MA and PhD students Fall 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

If you are working on a MA or PhD thesis during Fall 2015 and need some inspiration, literature or simply just time to write on your thesis, then NIAS has something to offer: the Nordic Scholarship!

The Nordic Scholarship covers inexpensive travel to Copenhagen, two weeks board and accommodation plus a working place at NIAS! A perfect chance to concentrate on your thesis, have inspirational talks with our researchers or collect material in Northern Europe's most comprehensive Asian studies library.

More information about SUPRA students' experiences at NIAS and practical information as well as application form.

NB: SUPRA scholarships are primarily for students from NNC member institutions.

Deadline for application: 1. June 2015

For more information, please contact

Current SUPRA student at NIAS

Monday, April 27, 2015

Likki-Lee Pitzen, MA, Lund University

Topic: Japan’s changing Official Development Aid – How institutional changes have affected the role played by the private sector in Japan’s ODA provision.

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jukka Aukia, PhD, University of Turku
Topic: Cultural Soft Power of China





Lisa Hellman, PhD, Stockholm University
Topic: Life in the foreign quarter of Canton: the case of the Swedish East India Company

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Monday, March 30, 2015

Maiju Leino, MA, University of Turku
Topic: Understanding foreign policy through construction of state identity: China as Japan’s other in the case of Senkaku Islands.



Evelina Harrysson, MA, Uppsala University
Topic: A comparative literature study on the use of humor in Dicken’s “Nicholas Nickleby” and Lao She's "Lao Zhang de zhexue".