Generation Asia Conference


About the Conference

Conference: Generation Asia – 2022 Nordic NIAS Council Conference

Date: 22-26 August 2022

Venue: University of Iceland


How is generational change transforming society, culture and politics across Asia? Does a creative, iconoclastic Generation Z pose a major challenge to traditional hierarchies and values? What is the impact of demographic change in countries with a rapidly aging population? Is there something we can learn from Asian traditions of intergenerational exchange?

These and many other intriguing questions arise from the theme of the 2022 NNC conference.

As always, we welcome papers and panels on all aspects of Asian studies, not limited to the conference theme, from across the humanities and social sciences.

The 2022 Nordic NIAS Council conference will be organized by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík, in collaboration with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies:

Main conference: 22-24 August (Monday to Wednesday)

PhD workshop: 25-26 August (Thursday to Friday)


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Please inform us if you are also planning to attend the upcoming EACS Conference (European Association for Chinese Studies) on 24–27 Aug 2022. In such case we can schedule your session on day one or two in the Reykjavík program.


Conference Committee

Kristín Ingvarsdóttir, Lecturer in Contemporary Japanese Studies, University of Iceland (lead organizer)
Duncan McCargo, Director, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)
Geir Sigurðsson, Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Iceland
Gunnella Þorgeirsdóttir, Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Iceland

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