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NEWSLETTER  |  No. 4 September 2020
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Shifting seasons and new beginnings 
We are now already one month into the fall semester. For many of us the fall feels much more like a new beginning than January does. It is of course due to the excitement of welcoming new, and old, students to Lund and to the Centre after the summer break. Students are what makes a university come alive, and we sorely missed them/you when we hastily had to move to online teaching in the spring.

We are very happy to have welcomed 28 new students from all over the world to our masters programme. In addition we also have many more students taking our BA level courses, and we also offer a couple of new courses. We are also very excited to welcome our first three Ph.D. students, Chontida Auikool, Tabita Rosendal Ebbesen and Gina Song Lopez. But this is not all, we also welcome a postdoctoral fellow, Elizabeth Rhoads, who will work both at the Centre and at the Human Rights Division. We also have several short-term visiting scholars, including Erik Mobrand from Seoul National University.

We are offering some campus teaching and hope we can continue to do so with all the precautions and safety measures that the current situation demands. We learn and grow together, and meeting in real life, albeit with a safe distance and more rarely, is definitely much more stimulating than meeting online. Still we need to arrange some of our larger events online. For the fourth time we are organising an alumni event where former students share their stories and career advice with current students.

Looking for something new to read? Astrid Norén Nilsson has recently co-authored an article on civil society elites in Cambodia, whereas Nicholas Loubere has co-authored an article on Chinese gold mining in Ghana, and I myself has a chapter on local historyand heritage in a Chinese village in a new book.

Although the weather is slowly getting colder we hope we will still have many nice and sunny days ahead. So take advantage of the outdoors and experience all the colours that the fall offers. Take care of yourself and others!

Warmest greetings

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The Centre is conducting teaching with safe distance in the library this semester.
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