Courses open for late applications, Centre hiring researchers, Asian Ecocinema webinar, New course on religion in East and South-East Asia Web version
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NEWSLETTER  |  No. 2 June 2021
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Looking ahead to the fall!
I hope you are all enjoying the warm summer days and take time to un-wind after a busy spring semester! But we are already looking forward to the fall semester, and have high hopes and plans about returning to campus teaching and in-person events. This will need to be a gradual and careful development however in accordance with existing regulations

What we look forward to during the fall, among other things, is a series of lectures on environmental issues and challenges in East and South-East Asia. We start this off with a lecture on Asian ecocinema with Professor Kiu-Wai Chu. We also plan a film festival on environmental issues to be held on 23-24 September.

We are also happy to welcome new staff members. Paulina Kolata has already arrived and will teach a new course on religion in East and South-East Asia in the fall. Paulina's own research focuses on religious change in contemporary Japan and you can read more about her here. If you are interested in this course we have opened it and some other courses for late admission.

The Centre is also hiring assistents/researchers for the fall semester on order to strengthen our long-term work.

I wish you all a lovely and restful summer!

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies are hiring one or two researchers

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies are hiring one or two researchers, preferably with a focus on contemporary China, 50% to 100% according to agreement, during the period 2021-08-16 to 2021-12-31.

The work consists of assisting in the preparation of a EU application with deadline 7 October, and then research and some administrative work.

Deadline 23rd July.  

For further information contact Marina Svensson and see further information here
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Asian Ecocinema in the Anthropocene

Webinar with Kiu-wai Chu, Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities/ Chinese Studies, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

This presentation aims to offer a quick introduction to ecocinema studies in global Asian contexts. It categorizes ecocinema into three major modes: deep ecology film; environmentalist film; and perception training eco-film. Highlighting the significance of the documentary genre, it will illustrate the diverse environmental imaginations ecocritical films could offer, in this epoch we call the Anthropocene.

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