Open lectures, film screenings, call for visiting Phd students
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NEWSLETTER  |  No. 1 - March 2018
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Entering the Year of the Dog!
The Centre is like other institutions at the University's Specialized Sections (USV) now organizationally moving to a faculty. After deliberations we decided to choose the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology where we will be able to strengthen our work and has the possibility to develop a Ph.D. programme. This organizational move will take place 1 January 2019 and preparatory work will commence during 2018. We will of course maintain our character as an interdisciplinary centre and collaborate with everybody at the university, and beyond, interested in education and research on East and South-East Asia.

Another recent development that will strengthen our networks and visibility in Europe is that we have become member of the European Alliance for Asian Studies (website under construction).

The spring semester got off to a good start with a conference discussing China's 40 years of reforms (see Nicholas Loubere's article here). The implications of the reforms for city development and the life of newcomers in two of China's most vibrant cities are the topic of two films we will be screening in March. Street Life turns the camera on the precarious lives of domestic migrant workers in Shanghai, whereas My Father's House focuses on the life and experiences of the growing African population in Guangzhou. We are very pleased to have the film director Zhao Dayong present at these film screenings. Other events in March include a lecture by Professor Alexis Dudden on Japan's challenges and a lecture by Dr. Amanda Cheney on the South China Sea.

For those interested in attending a conference addressing sustainable development and law in the context of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative a call for papers is now open. The conference takes place at the Nordic Centre at Fudan University in the fall and is initiated by Oslo University with the Centre being one of the co-organisers. See here for more information. 

We look forward to see you at our events during the spring!


Calls for visiting Ph.D. students
We are starting a new programme this fall inviting Swedish and Nordic Ph.D. students to spend 1-2 months at the Centre. While we are not able to offer any funding we will provide office space, access to the library, as well as possibilities to organize research seminars. We believe that the Centre has a role to play to nurture young scholars specialising on the region. Please see here for more information and please submit your application before 1 May 
Made in China Summer School 
If  you are interested in Chinese labour issues, submit an application for the Made in China Summer School. The summer school will take place in Florence in July and is sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World, the Australian National University, with additional funding from the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, and others. Nicholas Loubere is one of the organisers, and speakers from Lund also include Stefan Brehm and Marina Svensson. Deadline for applications is 25 March.
Upcoming events in March 2018
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8 March - open lecture
Japan Divided

Open lecture with Professor Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut.

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14 March
Film screening: Street Life

Screening of Street Life (2006), 98 minutes, and Q&A with film director Zhao Daoyong.

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15 March
Film screening: My Father's House

Screening of My Father's House (2012), 77 minutes, and Q&A with film director Zhao Daoyong

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21 March - open lecture
Controlling the Narrative and International Order in the South China Sea

Open lecture with Dr. Amanda Cheney, Department of Political Science, Lund University.

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