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Call for Papers on Economic and Strategic Impacts of Energy Supply and Transport Infrastructure – Connecting Asia and Europe

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) organizes together with the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc and the National University of Singapore (NUS) a paper development workshop in Tokyo on 26-27 May 2019. The contributions should assess the effects of infrastructure development connecting Asia and Europe and detailing recommendations to policy makers from Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia for fostering regional cooperation and integration.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: infrastructure investment and ...

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Call for Papers (EACS 2020): Locating Negative Affects in China’s Post-Reform Era

Dear Colleagues,
I am looking to put a panel together on negative affects in Post-Reform China for the next meeting of the EACS 2020 in Leipzig, 25-29 August 2020. A detailed rationale is provided below. If interested, please, send your abstract (250 words) to Lisa Richaud (lrichaud@ulb.ac.be), by 15 December 2019.

Locating Negative Affects in China’s Post-Reform Era: Public Culture, Stranger Sociability, Political Potentials

Joining the recent “affective turn” in China Studies (Sorace 2019; Wallis 2018; J. Yang 2014), this panel aims ...

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Open PhD position for the project „CUORE – Cultures of responses: A cross-cultural analysis of resilience to storms in Penghu Archipelago (Taiwan) and East Frisian Islands (Germany).“ – Hamburg University

Department of Integrative Geography – Universität Hamburg

Salary level 13 TV-L

The deadline for applications is 8th November 2019.

The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on as soon as possible.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of  36 months. The position calls for 65 % of standard work hours per ...

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IQAS Call for Papers: “Governing (In)Securities. Politics and Securitization in Asian Context”

International Quarterly for Asian Studies, Special Issue
Guest Editor: Werner Distler, University of Marburg

Deadline for manuscript proposal: 15 December 2019

Deadline for final manuscript: 01 March 2020

Recently, pragmatic approaches to securitization integrating the focus of speech acts with practices of security (Balzacq / Guzzini 2015) have presented innovative studies with a focus on security as a “key mode of governing” (Bonacker 2019). Here, security speech acts and security practices are strategic moves and actions in an ongoing political process (Stritzel / ...

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Stellenausschreibung: Assistant Professor in Development Studies (tenure track) (EUR)


The International Institute of Social Studies (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Development Studies with teaching and research expertise in environment, inequality and conflict.

We envisage a broadly trained candidate with an interdisciplinary background and PhD in the social sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out cutting-edge research within the Political Ecology research group, which is one of the groups comprising overall focus on Global Development and Social Justice at ...

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Special Invitation: Local hospitality provided for early submission

The Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange is organizing conferences in early January in Kolkata, India and one in North Bengal(near Darjeeling)

Participants can attend multiple conferences:

Dates of 2 international conferences are:
January 4–6,2020: Topic: Human Rights and Social Justice: East and West+
January 9–11,2020: Self, Language and Morality (North Bengal)

The conferences will have Garden Session which will allow the presenter to speak on a particular area of their own research in case they do not have research done ...

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2020 ASCJ Call for Papers

The organisers welcome Taiwan-related submissions for panel proposals as well as individual papers. 

The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Twenty-third Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held on July 4th and 5th at Sophia University in Tokyo. All presentations are to be delivered in English.

Proposals may be submitted online from September 15, 2019. The deadline for proposals is October 15. Please note ...

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CfA: Berlin Graduate School of East Asian Studies PhD program; Deadline 15 November 2019

Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) will admit doctoral candidates to its program, beginning October 1st, 2020. Up to 9 candidates will be accepted.

GEAS offers a social science-based, structured 3-year PhD program with a regional focus on East Asia (China, Japan, Korea). Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region. Two scholarships by DAAD (DAAD-GSSP program) can be provided, and two places may be ...

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Studienprogramm: Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies November 2019

Detailed information can be found at http://bit.ly/SaAnkWS19
For more details, please consult our website at Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies

Term events start with the Lecture by Professor Nancy Guy on the instrumentalization of music in Taiwan’s waste collection (in English). All other lectures beginning of November are in German.


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CfP & CfA: European Scholars of South Asian International Relations (ESSAIR) – Inaugural Conference Paris 2020

ESSAIR aims to establish an annual forum in Europe dedicated to scholars working on the international relations of South Asia, at which established academics and policy experts, emerging scholars and current postgraduate students can meet to discuss, exchange and synthesise their ideas.

The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2019.

For more information, please go to ESSAIR CfP, Paris 2020.

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