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UKNA Seminar

This seminar will feature five presentations covering different aspects of urbanism in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Beijing, and a short evaluation of the UKNA Pogramme 2012-2016.

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Fellowships at IIAS

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship to work on an individual research project in the field of Asian studies in the social sciences or humanities. Scholars specialising in Asian-African interactions may also apply for the ASC-IIAS joint fellowship.

Next application deadlines:
IIAS Fellowship: 1 February each year
ASC-IIAS Fellowship: 15 March / 15 September
Gonda fellowship at IIAS: 1 April / 1 October

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N° 72 Autumn 2015
The New Asia Scholar

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The Study
The Cold War as social mechanism: toward an analysis of Cold War Asia, not of the Cold War in Asia

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The Focus
New scholarship from Asia

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The Review
Burma's foreign relations
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From the Director

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I am writing this just as we are completing, in collaboration with our African and international partners, what was perhaps the most daring initiative by IIAS or by an institute of its kind: the extraordinary conference ‘Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge’ (Accra, Ghana, 24-26 September 2015). With more than 300 participants coming from 30-plus countries, mainly from Africa and Asia, about 60 panels and roundtables focusing on as many subjects, and despite all the logistical difficulties such an undertaking entails, something quite special took place during these three magical days at the University of Ghana, exactly 60 years after the historic Bandung conference. An “epiphany”, was how one of our Ghanaian hosts described it.

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A multimedia thesis about a relocation project in Flores

A-Asia/ICAS Africa-Asia Book PrizeThe 2015 IIAS National Master’s Thesis Prize went to Nora Wildenauer for her multi-media thesis: 'Development brokers in a relocation project in Flores. A multi-media thesis about translations, interpretations and contestation'.
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