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Perspective Asia Lecture Series

Welcome to the Perspective Asia Lecture Series, a platform for scholars and experts from various fields to share their critical insights on the issues, emerging trends, and historical interconnections in the dynamic East and Southeast Asian region. 

From land issues to queer research methods, the series will cover a wide range of topics and presents a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from respected voices in the interdisciplinary field of contemporary Asian Studies. Join us throughout seven lectures this autumn and engage in stimulating discussions on pressing issues and developments in Asia today.

Location: Asia Library (Sölvegatan 18B, 223 62 Lund).

Schedule fall semester 2023 

12 September 15:15-17:00

  • Saba Joshi - Assistant Professor at the Department of Politics, University of York.
  • Title: The Global Dimensions of Land Grabbing in South East Asia
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3 October 15:15-17:00

  • Jamie Doucette - Reader in Human Geography, University of Manchester.
  • Title: The Postdevelopmental State: Dilemmas of Economic Democratization in Contemporary South Korea
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10 October 15:15-17:00

  • Sarah Son - Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, University of Sheffield. 
  • Title: Memory Activism Among Victims of North Korean State Violence in South Korea

17 October 15:15-17:00

  • Johan Lindquist: Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University.
  • Title: Putting Platform Labor in Its Place: The Market for Social Media Engagements in Indonesia and Beyond

7 November 15:15-17:00

  • Yang Jiang - Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies.
  • Title: The US-China Tech War: Who Wins the Race of the Decade?

28 November 15:15-17:00

  • Julie Chen - Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Helsinki.
  • Title: Knowledge Production About China and Perception of the Rise of China in Central Asia

5 December 15:15-17:00

  • Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen - Professor at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Stavanger.
  • Title: The Sino-Nordic Prism as Queer Method: A Proposal