A newsletter from the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University Web version
NEWSLETTER  |  No. 1 - March 2017
Anniversaries and plans for the future
This year the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the same time as Lund University is celebrating its 350th anniversary. For an international university with the ambition to address today's global challenges it is crucial to encourage studies on one of the most dynamic regions of the world. The Centre has a crucial role to play in providing insights into the social, political and economic developments and challenges of the region.

The Centre is working to strengthen its role as a hub for students and researchers at Lund University interested in developments in East and South-East Asia. Our new attractive premises that also includes the most comprehensive specialist library in Sweden makes the Centre a natural meeting place. As part of our new strategic plan we are now launching a newsletter that will provide information about activities and research on the region.

A warm welcome to the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies!

Marina Svensson, Professor and Director
New address
The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies has after 17 years at Ideon, Alfa 1, moved to new premises at Sölvegatan 18 (close to Tornavägen). We are now closer to the city centre, and look forward to turn the new premises into an attractive environment for staff and students interested in the region.

You are most welcome to visit us in our new building!
New staff
The Centre has recruited three Associate Senior Lecturers, Paul O'Shea, Astrid Norén-Nilsson and Nicholas Loubere working in respectively the fields of contemporary Japan, Southeast Asia and China.

Find out more about our new senior lectureres here
Jubilee events
The Centre is taking active part in the Lund University 350th celebrations. Below see our jubilee events during the spring.
10 March, Symposium
Democracy and Human Rights in East and South-East Asia: Developments and Challenges

This event addresses recent political developments and the human rights situation in various countries in East and South-East Asia. Scholars from the region and Lund University will discuss recent positive developments as well as setbacks and increasing repression in East and South-East Asia. The event will also addresses the role of scholars and the situation for academic freedom in the region.

Read more about the event here
26 April, Symposium
Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements

East and South-East Asia is today one of the most dynamic regions when it comes to development and use of information and communication technologies, as well as home to the world’s largest Internet populations. This event will discuss the Asian digital societies and findings from a interdisciplinary research project on China.

Read more about the event here
8 March, Open lecture
Post-Coup Thailand: Anxiety over the Royal Succession

Open lecture with Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Associate Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
more info
9 March, Open lecture
Street Violence, State-Making, and Popular Nationalism in South Korea

Open lecture with Erik Mobrand, associate professor of Korean studies at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University.
More info
9 March, Film
Screening of To Singapore with Love by Tan Pin Pin.

Film director Tan Pin Pin travelled to Thailand, Malaysia and United Kingdom to interview Singapore political exiles about their feelings about Singapore. Some have not been home for 50 years.
more info
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