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


CfP: “AsiaScapes: Contesting Borders” ASAA 2014 Australia

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is pleased to announce that its 20th Biennial Conference will be held on 8-10 July 2014 at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

The pace of globalisation has made contestation of national borders a key part of both lived realities and academic analysis. Global problems increasingly demand international engagement and cross-disciplinary approaches.  As an integrating theme of the 20th Biennial ASAA Conference we focus on both senses of border-crossing – national and disciplinary – in the multipolar world.

You can reach the Call For Papers here:

Should China Deregulate Finance?

In a new opinion article that appeared in The Japan Times and Brazil’s Valor Econômico via The Globalist, Boston University professor and GDAE senior researcher Kevin P. Gallagher argues that it is not in China’s best interest to deregulate its financial system before other important reforms are implemented.

See the full text here:

Can China and Turkey Forge a New Silk Road?

China and Turkey are taking steps to reinvigorate their relationship and role as strong bookends to the Asian continent while encouraging new connections along the routes of the ancient Silk Road network. The two countries aim to boost bilateral trade to $100 billion by 2020, and plans are underway to connect Ankara and Beijing by rail. But there are complications, too. Turkey, NATO member, also seeks full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Both China and Turkey share wariness of US power, but the US has quickly responded to aid Turkey against attacks and spillover conflict from Syria, while China’s policy is hand’s off. China and Turkey are divided, too, over treatment of the Turkic-speaking Uyghurs throughout Central Asia. Other obstacles to reviving a Silk Road network include Central Asian states loosening restrictions on trade, travel and border crossings. Many anticipate a new Silk Road adding to Asia’s prosperity, but heavy traffic is still a distant dream.

Yale Global Online looks into promising yet troubled new relationship between Turkey and China.

Full text here


Asya Calismalari yuksek lisansi neler kazandirir?

Asya Calismalari yuksek lisansi neler kazandirir?

ODTU Asya Calismalari Yuksek Lisans Programi 2013-2014 Guz donemi basvurulari

ODTU Asya Calismalari Yuksek Lisans Programi 2013-2014 Guz donemi basvurulari acilmistir. Basvuru kosullarini adresinde bulabilirsiniz.

ODTU Asya Calismalari, Asya-Pasifik bolgesi, Dogu, Guneydogu ve Guney Asya ulkelerinin guncel siyasi, iktisadi ve sosyal gelismelerine dair dersler sunuyor. ODTU’nun sundugu Cince, Japonca ve Korece dil egitiminin yani sira,  ogrencilerimizin yuksek lisans programimizin ikinci yilini bolge ulkelerinden birinde dil ogrenmek ya da alan calismasi yapmak uzere gecirmeleri de mumkun.

ODTU Asya Calismalari Yuksek Lisans Programi, siyaset bilimi, uluslararasi iliskiler, iktisat, sosyoloji, antropoloji, medya calismalari, kadin calismalari, kentsel politikalar alanlarindan gelen zengin ogretim kadromuzla, hem akademik calismalarina devam etmek isteyen hem de kamuda ya da ozel sektorde Asya uzerine uzmanlasmak isteyen ogrencilerimize kariyerlerini gelistirebilecekleri onemli bir basamak sunuyor.

Ogretim elemani kadromuzu ve ders listemizi adresinde bulabilirsiniz.

ODTU Asya Calismalari Anabilim Dali, ayni zamanda, Asya bolgesi ve Asya Calismalari disiplini hakkinda bir bilgilendirme ve tartisma platformu olmayi amaclamaktadir. Ogrencilerimiz, bu amacla olusturdugumuz portali takip ederek en guncel gelismelerden haberdar  olabilirler.

Where are China-India Relations Headed?

Three perspectives on recent Sino-Indian diplomatic gesture to warm up the relations between two “Asian giants”.

Michael Kulma, Mark Frazier and Susan Shirk commenting on China-India relations on ChinaFile/The Atlantic here