From Queer Comrades to Queer China

From Queer Comrades to Queer China

August 10, 2020
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By Hongwei Bao In this blog entry, author Hongwei Bao introduces his two books on queer Chinese cultures and reflects upon how he documents China’s LGBTQ community history and conceptualises a postsocialist queer politics in the context of a neoliberal …

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Podcast: Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

Podcast: Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

July 14, 2020
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We are thrilled to share the latest episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast, co-hosted by NIAS in Copenhagen and CEAS in Turku. In this episode of the Nordic Asia Podcast, Duncan McCargo has a conversation with Helene Maria Kyed, the editor of the upcoming …

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‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’

June 18, 2020
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By Emma Kiedyk  Martin Seeger is ‘a rare case among western scholars of Thai Buddhism and culture’, says Thai thinker and activisit Sulak Sivaraksa in Seeds of Peace (Vol 35, No.3)¹. The book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening’, published by Silkworm an …

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Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

Dogmeat Diaries 1: Drip

June 15, 2020
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By Ashley SouthThis post is part of the series ‘Dogmeat Diaries’ by Ashley South. (Read the first entry here for an explanation about the title choice.)  Dr Ashley South is an independent author, researcher and consultant, and a Research Fellow at Chia …

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Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

Is Consumption in Bangkok Becoming More Sustainable?

June 8, 2020
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By Sophorntavy Vorng -Ever since my first trip to Bangkok as a PhD student to do my initial field research for A Meeting of Masks, I’ve been back many times. Shopping malls continue to be important social hubs, and consumption remains as popular an act …

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The Fog of War Again Descends on Afghanistan

The Fog of War Again Descends on Afghanistan

May 10, 2020
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Michael Fredholm brings us un update on Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban and the recent peace agreement. Read his book ‘Afghanistan Beyond the Fog of  War’ for a fascinating account on this topic. On 9 November 2018, representatives of the Afghan Taliba …

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Alien Romance

Alien Romance

May 6, 2020
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As our inaugural post, we bring you a fascinating piece on the agency of Indonesian domestic workers when engaging in relationships abroad. By Jafar Suryomenggolo, editor and translator of ‘At a Moment’s Notice’ (NIAS Press, 2019) ‘At a Moment’s Notice …

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