Author Archives: metuasn

Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World

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Decolonised nations became a key arena for Sino-Soviet rivalry: a mass of new countries in search of blueprints for state-building and in which Russia and China could promise to build brave new socialist worlds in their own image.

See more at Rivalry over Third World

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The First Post-Occupy Political Temperature Taking

TOPSHOTS-HONG KONG-CHINA-POLITICS-DEMOCRACY-OCCUPY-ANNIVERSARY

Why Hong Kong’s district council elections are important now?

The district council elections in Hong Kong

Amy Tan’s Evolving Sense of China

Amy Tan, the author of famous Joy Luck Club (book and movie), talks about her evolving sense of China as a Chinese American born during Cold War:“The Valley of Amazement” 

CfP: The 13th METU Conference on International Relations

 

The 13th METU Conference on International Relations

Multiple Worlds, Multiple Paradigms

June 25-27, 2014

 

The METU Conference on International Relations, one of the oldest annual conferences in Turkey on international relations, will be held between 25-27 June 2014, marking its 13th year. This year’s conference will occasion the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of International Relations at METU. The Conference takes pride in annually bringing together scholars from all around the world to exchange views. The confirmed speakers for this year’s conference include Emeritus Professor Barry Buzan (London School of Economics and Political Science), Professor Andrew Linklater (Woodrow Wilson Chair, Aberystwyth University), Professor Ali Karaosmanoğlu (Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research, Ankara) and Professor Yongjin Zhang (University of Bristol).

Please find the call for papers here

METU Asian Studies program is now accepting applications for Spring 2014

For more information about the program, see here

International Conference on “Inter-Asian Connections IV: Istanbul”, 2-5 October 2013

The conference aims at showcasing innovative research from across the social sciences, humanities and related disciplines, on themes of particular relevance to Asia, reconceptualized as a dynamic and interconnected historical, geographical, and cultural formation stretching from the Middle East through Eurasia, South Asia, to Southeast Asia and East Asia.

Conference date: 2-5 October 2013

Location: Rumeli Feneri Campus, Koç University

PUBLIC SESSIONS

October 2, 11:00-12:30 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

Ambiguous Locations/ Shifting Vocations: Turkey in Asia

Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS, University of London

October 3, 16:30-18:30 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

“Istanbul Conversations – The New Global Left and the Politics of Mediated Activism”

Transregional Virtual Research Institute, Media, Activism, and the New Political

Chair: Srirupa Roy, Göttingen University

Moderators:

Sune Haugbølle, Roskilde University

Aswin Punathambekar, University of Michigan

Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster

Panelists:

Murat Akser, Kadir Has University

Harun Ercan, Koç University

Bassam Haddad, George Mason University and co-founder, Jadaliyya e-zine

Lawrence Liang, founder Alternative Law Forum and member, Kafila blog

Jack Linchuan Qiu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Sherene Seikaly, The American University of Cairo and co-founder, Jadaliyya e-zine

October 4, 15:00-16:30 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Recombining Asia, or Three Wars and a Conversion

Willem van Schendel, University of Amsterdam

Moderator: K. (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University

October 4, 17:00 Reception

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October 5 (Founders’ Hall, Koç University)

11:30-13:00 Workshop Findings I

Chair: Michael Feener, National University of Singapore

14:00-15:30 Workshop Findings II

Chair: Helen Siu, Yale University

15:30-16:15 Wrap-up Session, Conclusion of Conference

Deniz Yükseker, Koç University

Engseng Ho, Duke University

Prasenjit Duara, National University of Singapore

You can reach more details here: http://spm.ku.edu.tr/?p=1157&lang=en

Conference Program: METU Conference on Asia, 25-26 October 2013

The conference program of the annual congress of Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) organized by Middle East Technical University Department of International Relations and Department of Asian Studies is now available.

For an overview of the program, see: APISA 7 at METU Conference Program overview

For a detailed list of the panels, see:  APISA 7 at METU Conference Program Detailed Panel List