9th Annual International ADI Conference
26-28 June 2017 - Asian Dynamics Initiative - University of Copenhagen
The 2017 annual ADI conference addresses the question of ‘the Asian century’ that is yet to be fully examined. We attend to the ways in which new connected histories, flows and connections both within, and beyond, territoriality are taking shape. What kind of circulatory worlds are produced through these multiple connections forged across temporalities via commodity trade, investments, human migration, technology, tourism, religion, art, literature and other forms of cultural consumption? How has Asia historically circulated beyond its territorial boundaries? And how do these circulations shape the contemporary world?
We invite abstracts for paper presentations addressing Asian circulations and dynamics in a global context, but especially welcome perspectives relating to one of the panels listed below.
Arms race in Asia? The role of China’s military rise for the powers in Asia
Conveners: Bertel Heurlin, University of Copenhagen; You Ji, University of Macau
Conveners: Lars Højer and Stine Simonsen Puri, University of Copenhagen
Branded Nation: Image, Commodity, Surplus
Convener: Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen
China’s borderlands in the making of the nation
Conveners: Ildikó Bellér-Hann and Edyta Roszko, University of Copenhagen
(En)countering sexual violence in the South Asian city
Conveners: Atreyee Sen and Emilija Zabiliute, University of Copenhagen; Raminder Kaur, University of Sussex
Exhibiting Asian Modernities
Conveners: Jens Sejrup and Oscar Salemink, University of Copenhagen
Globalization, international trade and economic policy
Convener: Jakob Roland Munch, University of Copenhagen
"Going comparative" in Asia
Convener: Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen
Research for change: reconfiguring society and politics through theory and engagement
Convener: Dan V. Hirslund, University of Copenhagen
The politics of local food movements in Scandinavia and East Asia
Conveners: Anders Riel Müller, NIAS; Erik Mobrand, Seoul National University; Hyejin Kim, Singapore National University; Niels Heine, Aalborg
University Trade and translation of Buddhist material culture across Asia
Conveners: Trine Brox, University of Copenhagen; Emma Martin, University of Manchester
Urban struggles, digital obstruction
Convener: Mark Philip Stadler, University of Copenhagen
Deadline for submitting abstracts to Marie Yoshida (firstname.lastname@example.org) is 1 March 2017. Please include in your submission:
Conveners and organizing committee will assess the submitted abstracts and inform you of the decision soon hereafter.
Photo: Henrik Johannson
“Insight into the Nordic Region: NordMap and the State of the Nordic Region” Guest Lecture by Julien Grunfelder, Senior Cartographer/GIS Analyst, Nordregio
Conference call - call for Abstracts!
This conference focuses on gender and generations in times of social and economic change, in particular economic crises, migration and environmental challenges. In China and the Nordic countries processes of industrialization, urbanization, deregulation, migration and globalization have had profound effects on gender and generational relations that display both differences and similarities. They relate to gender and generational aspects of family life, family-work relations, ageing societies, the situation of the younger generations, popularization of higher education, the expanding middle class and emerging precariat, the environment and sustainable development, and the increasing inequalities between different groups and classes. All this has far-reaching impacts on the conditions for gender equality work and academic research practices.
Venue: University of Oslo, Norway
Time: August 27-30th 2017
Registration: please use the registration form at
Deadline: 15th December 2016