Asian Studies Days 2021
Asian Studies Days 2021 – Registration for the event is open now
Time: November 18-19, 2021
Venue: Arranged at the University of Jyväskylä and partially online
The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies has organized Asian Studies Days annually since 2010. The event provides a national platform for discussions and networking in Asian studies.
Many of the events are in hybrid form and open to everyone. We also hope to have locally in Jyväskylä a post-pandemic reunion for scholars in Asian Studies who are affiliated at Finnish universities or research institutions.
This year’s programme is rich with a large variety of activities:
– panel discussion with Science Counsellors at the Finnish embassies in Asia
– keynote speech on Asian studies beyond universities
– lectures and a workshop of digital research methods, particularly in Chinese studies
– workshop for researchers
– seminars for doctoral candidates
The events will be arranged online if Covid restrictions are reintroduced.
Registration for onsite participation is closed. Zoom-links for online participation are available below.
Thursday 18th of November
11-13:45, venue: zoom and the main building hall C1, map: https://navi.jyu.fi/
- Zoom-link to Thursday’s sessions ( Meeting ID: 927 357 9699 )
11:00 Welcoming words and introduction to the theme of the event
Sirpa Tenhunen, Senior Lecturer, Dept of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
11:05 -12.00 Panel discussion: Post-pandemic trends in science and education in Asia
The panel addresses current development trends in science and education in Asia, such as shrinking academic freedom, nationalistic tendencies and great power competition, prospects for international cooperation.
You can send questions to the panelists already before the panel to the following email address asianet[at)utu.fi
– Mari-Anna Suurmunne, Councellor, Education and Science, Embassy of Finland in Beijing
– Anna Korpi, Councellor, Education and Science, Embassy of Finland in Singapore
– Mika Tirronen, Councellor, Education and Science, Embassy of Finland in New Delhi
Moderator: Outi Luova, University lecturer, Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku
12:00 – 13:00 lunch break
13.00—13.45 Keynote by Professor Xenia Zeiler, University of Helsinki
venue: zoom and the main building hall C1, map: https://navi.jyu.fi/
Asian Studies beyond Universities: Engaging with Wider Audiences and Public Interest
13:45-18:00 Workshops: Social challenges in contemporary Asia: State-citizen relationships, environment, and technologies,
Onsite only. Venue: the main building, hall C1, https://navi.jyu.fi/
Moderator: Sirpa Tenhunen, Senior Lecturer, Dept of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
We invite researchers affiliated with Finnish universities and research institutions to discuss their ongoing research work under the broad themes of states, technologies and environment. The papers can touch one or more of these themes. Each paper will be allotted 15 minutes, followed by a 15-minute discussion. If Covid restrictions will be reintroduced, the workshops will take place online over Zoom. If you wish to present a paper, send a short abstract and register by October 31st using the Asian Studies Days registration form.
13.45–14.20 Hermann Aubie, University of Turku: China’s rising inequalities and Beijing’s campaign targeting ‘super large platforms’: toward (un)common prosperity?
14.20–14.55 Erja Kettunen-Matilainen, University of Turku: Innovation districts in Bangkok: The ‘landing’ of an urban planning concept in an emerging economy mega-city
14.55 –15.30 Jelena Salmi, University of Jyväskylä: Accumulating Violence: Artisanal Fishery and the Hereafter of Plastics in Peri-Urban Mumbai
15.30–15.45 Coffee break
15.45–16.20 Yizhou Zhao, Aalto University: Finnish architects in China
16.20—16.55 Eija Niskanen, University of Helsinki: From Moomin to Heidi – Depiction of European Story World in World Masterpiece Theater (Sekai meisaku Gekijo) anime programming slot
16.55–17.30 Ville Malinen, University of Jyväskylä: Historical stages of development of simracing in Europe and Asia
17.30–18.00 Abdul Kadir Khan, University of Jyväskylä: Impediments to localization agenda in the Rohingya response
Friday 19th of November
10-11:30 Webinar on the use of digital methods in Chinese studies (co-organized with the China in Europe Network, CHERN)
Venue: C 324, C5, map: https://navi.jyu.fi/
Ask a Question that Can Be Answered: Reflections on Doing Digital Social Research
Associate Professor Jun Liu, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen
Researching Social Unrest in China: a Data Science Toolkit
Professor Christian Göbel, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
11:30-15:45 Parallel events. You can only participate in one of these.
Lunch break at aroung 13:00, Coffee break at around 15:00
- Doctoral seminar, onsite only
Venue: C 155D map: https://navi.jyu.fi/
More information about the seminar here
- Information retrieval workshop, hybrid event
Venue: C 417, map: https://navi.jyu.fi/
The workshop is planned and taught by university lecturer Paavo Arvola, from the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at the Tampere University.
Search engines are widely used for information retrieval in many large digital (text) collections such as the Internet. Consequently, information retrieval has become a core digital method – and a crucial skill – for the humanities, social sciences and other research. This workshop provides tools for a more effective information retrieval from the Internet in all languages (Chinese, Thai, …)
This workshop consists of:
- lectures about information retrieval with search engines
- a workshop, where gamified approach is used to improve your search engine literacy and searching skills.
- information retrieval in context
- information seeking, problem solving…
- Information retrieval systems (i.e. search engines)
- queries, matching, ranking, evaluation, natural language processing, user interfaces…
- Linked data and semantic web
- social media
No prior knowledge about the topic is required. The workshop consists of online exercises using a standard web browser, thus your own laptop is preferred (no software will be installed).
Financial support for participation in the information retrieval workshop for participants whose masters’ or doctoral thesis deals with China (Funding from the Joel Toivola Foundation)
The Finnish University Network for Asian Studies will provide free accommodation for one night in a double room and a travel grant up to 40 euros for a maximum of ten masters’ students / PhD candidates who fulfill the following qualifications:
– attends the events both on the 18th and 19th of November
– is registered as a student or doctoral candidate in one of the Network’s member universities (Jyväskylä, Tampere or Turku)
– whose masters’ or doctoral thesis deals with China
– does not live in the Jyväskylä region
The deadline for the workshop travel grant applications is October 31. The grant decisions will be made latest by November 5.
You can apply for the grant by using the Asian Studies Days registration form.
For more information, please contact Outi Luova at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see many of you there!
Finnish University Network for Asian Studies