The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies actively participated in the Lund University 350th Anniversary celebrations during 2017 and organized several academic events during the thematic weeks where researchers at the Centre, other scholars at Lund University, as well as invited international scholars discussed timely topics.
Activities organized during the fall semester 2017
On 19 September we organized a seminar titled Why Area Studies Are Important: The Future of Asian Studies. At this event international scholars and scholars from Lund University and other academic institutions in Sweden will present their perspectives on the current situation and future of area studies, new approaches and projects, including transregional studies, as well as challenges for interdisciplinary studies and area studies. More information about this activity can be found here.
On 20 October, we held an open lecture titled "Asian Studies - a career for the future!" where we had invited three alumni from the Masters Programme in Asian Studies to come and talk about their experiences after graduating. This event was part of the Lund University 350th Jubilee Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
Activities organized during the spring semester 2017
During the Lund University 350 Jubilee Science Week 6-12 March 2017, titled ”Is the World Becoming a Better Place?” we arranged three events:
We kicked of our activities already on 8 March with an open lecture titled Post-Coup Thailand: Anxiety over the Royal Succession.
The day after, 9 March, we organized an open lecture titled Street Violence, State-Making, and Popular Nationalism in South Korea as well as a screening of the film To Singapore, with Love.
On 10 March we then organized a full day symposium on the theme ‘Democracy and Human Rights in East and Southeast Asia: Developments and Challenges‘.
Between 24-30 April it was time for the Lund University 350 Jubilee Science Week titled ”The Digital Society” and on 25 April we organized a panel in the Digital Society symposium on Local Experiences, Global Challenges
Then on 26 April we organized a symposium entitled Digital Asia: Visions, Transformations, and Engagements where results from the Digital China project also was presented.