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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 Cambodian legal micropolitics 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 eight lectures this spring and engage in stimulating discussions on pressing issues and developments in Asia today.

Location: The open lectures usually take place in the Asia Library (Sölvegatan 18B, 223 62 Lund) or on Zoom

Schedule Spring Semester 2024 

23 January 15:15-17:00, Zoom
The event is organised in cooperation with the Graduate School in Asian Studies

  • Hsin-I Sydney Yueh - Associate Teaching Professor of Communication, University of Missouri.
  • Title: The Use of Cuteness in Taiwan’s 2020 and 2024 Presidential Elections
  • More information here

6 February 15:15-17:00, Zoom
The event is organised in cooperation with the Graduate School in Asian Studies

  • Linan Yao - Postdoctoral researcher, Vanderbilt University
  • Title: Popular Propaganda in Pop Culture: How China Sells Its Ideology
  • More information here

13 February 13:15-15:00, Asia Library - Please note the new time!

  • Benjamin Lawrence - Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London.
  • Title: In the Shadow of the Constitution: the Micropolitics of Law in Cambodia
  • More information here

5 March 15:15-17:00, Asia Library

  • Gabriele de Seta- Postdoctoral Fellow,  University of Bergen.
  • Title: Thousand-mile eyes & ten thousand images: Machine vision in Chinese everyday life
  • More information here

20 March 10:15-12:00, LUX C214
The event is organised in cooperation with the Division of Musicology.

  • Michael Fuhr - Director, Center for World Music at University of Hildesheim and interim professor of Ethnomusicology, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
  • Title: Asian Invasion? — K-Pop Industry, Politics, Fandom
  • More information here

9 April 15:15-17:00, Asia Library
The event is organised as part of the Lund Sustainability Week

  • Loretta Lou - Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Durham University.
  • Title: How do people unnotice pollution? 
  • More information to follow

23 April 15:15-17:00, Asia Library

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

30 April 15:15-17:00, Asia Library

  • Camilla Tenna Nørup Sørensen-  Associate Professor at the Institute for Strategy and War Studies at the Royal Danish Defence College
  • Title: The return of geopolitics and great power rivalry: the evolving great power role of China
  • More information here


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