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The 21st Century is Asia's Century. At ASIANET 2019 we focus on four domains where the rise of Asia is already palpable: economy, politics, environment and culture.
Do Indian cities offer women greater control over public spaces?
Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, China expert Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr from the University of Bergen will give a talk on Xi Jinping's recent ascension to potential lifelong leadership in China. Gåsemyr's talk will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact and development of the #MeToo movement in Asia, with a regional focus on China, India and Japan. With us in the panel are Ragnhild Sofie Selstø, journalist and MA graduate (Chinese Society and Politics, UiO), Moumita Sen, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (UiO) and Elizaveta Zyrenkova, MA student (Modern Japan, UiO). We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.
The South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) annual meeting 2018 will be held in Oslo on 5 and 6 June
Will the radicalization of Indonesian Islam influence the 2019 presidential elections?
In this seminar, Bonn Juego analyses President Duterte's emergent regime of authoritarian populism
In this seminar Prof. Amit Garg from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, analyses the broader challenges of sustainable development in India.
In this seminar Kathinka Fürst analyses the role of civil society in China's war against pollution.
In this talk, Srila Roy (University of the Witwatersrand) will draw on her long-term research into a queer feminist organisation in eastern India to show some of the manifestations and implications of queer governmentality in the disciplinary production and regulation of the conduct and lives of lesbian subjects.
Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, award winning author Ivo de Figueiredo introduces us to his recent book "En fremmed ved mitt bord", a book that took him on a journey back to his ancestral village Saligao, in erstwhile Portuguese India. Lisa Björkman (Univ. of Louisville) will give a talk on "Pipe Politics, Contested Waters" based on her monograph on Mumbai. We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.
In this seminar, Karin Kapadia analyses the relatively new phenomenon of Dalit Pentecostalism in Chennai’s slums as a crucial counter-hegemonic challenge to the ideological and moral legitimacy of the Modi regime.
Welcome to The Network for Asian Studies' (Asianettverket) annual lecture! This year, Andrew G. Walder from Stanford University offers new insights into the Cultural Revolution in China.
Siddharth Sareen (Erfurt University) will give a talk on electricity distribution companies (discoms) and potential energy transition in Rajasthan and Gujarat, India.
The Network for Asian Studies/Asianettverket welcomes you to our annual MA course which we this time conduct in conjunction with the NORASIA VII conference. All MA students writing about Asia can apply.
The conference will explore maritime Asia from multiple perspectives, and will also function as a meeting and networking point for scholars in the Nordic region working on Asia more broadly.
Join us for an afternoon December seminar with Dr. Vegard Iversen, on social mobility in India. We will serve gingerbread cookies and mulled wine (gløgg).
India is home to more than 100 million Adivasis, or “tribals”. Although traditionally seen as marginalized or relatively isolated from the mainstream political life of the Indian nation, Adivasi groups have in recent decades become increasingly entangled in a more complex and often contradictory relationship with the governing structures of the state. In this seminar, three leading international experts on India’s Adivasis explore the crucial dimensions of this relationship.
In this seminar, the authors and editors of five recently published books on India draw on their work from the perspective of caste, democracy, social movements, industrialisation and nationalism, to answer the questions: what have Modi and his government achieved so far, and where they are heading?
How does industrial food create new identities and challenge religious, caste and gender rules that govern food and eating?
With Professor Badeng Nima, Faculty of Education, Sichuan Normal University, China.
Seminar with Niraja Gopal Jayal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India).
Elena Kim and Karina Standal explore the links between gender equality and international development in different parts of Asia.
In this seminar, Jyrki Kallio defines the characteristics of the "political religion" affecting the East Asian societies, based on the belief of Heaven as the ruler of man's fate. The legitimacy of ancient kings took the form of a Heavenly Mandate which would only be bestowed upon a king who could maintain unity. For centuries, Grand Unity was the "unifying principle between the past and present". This presentation discusses the extent to which this still holds true for East Asia.
Welcome to a seminar on caste relations among South Asian muslims, with Dr. Aftab Alam.
The Network for Asian Studies (Asianettverket) welcomes you to a book launch of "Cars, Automobility and Development in Asia: Wheels of change" by Dr. Arve Hansen (UiO) and Dr. Kenneth Bo Nielsen (Asianettverket/ UiB). The book will be introduced by Dr. Anna L. Ahlers (UiO).