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Conference proposal and call for presentations.
10.11.2022 kl. 09.00 - 18.00
Aalborg University invites proposals for presentations at the Conference - Probing China’s Way Forward in An Era of Uncertainties and Disorder – which is to be held on November 10 at Aalborg University. It is the third in a series of conferences addressing China affairs from Danish, European and international perspectives. The conference intends to gather researchers, academics, policymakers, and postgraduate students in Denmark to share their China-related expertise, debate important issues, and discuss the challenges and implications for Denmark and beyond.
The war in Ukraine has meant that the world is seemingly entering into an era of disorder characterized by great power rivalry and realpolitik. The Ukraine crisis has brought war back to Europe again, and it is, in all its dimensions, producing alarming cascading effects to a world economy already battered by COVID-19. China-Russia’s de facto alliance and China’s ambivalent position on the war has added a shadow to the already weakened relationship with the EU and has intensified its competition with the US. International media and commentators are also beginning to draw the geopolitical similarities between Ukraine and Taiwan, creating further fears and uncertainties. All these problems and challenges, are all linked in one way or another with the ongoing comprehensive geopolitical rivalry between China and the US. These broad global developments have brought about actual imperativeness and impetus to the significance of the conference.
Domestically, many of China’s socio-economic and socio-political issues discussed in the 2021 network conference at DIIS – “Economic restructuring for improving efficiency and sustainability, technological advancement, the relationship between the public and private sectors, regional and societal inequality, an ageing society, and Party-society relations in the age of diversity and digitalization” – still remain China’s serious challenges. In addition, COVID-19 continues to have a big impact on China’s economy amid its external great power competition. Controversies on Beijing’s zero-Covid policy are becoming a force for division and disagreement both at the internal and external levels. Currently, one of the central schemes in Beijing’s political agenda is “common prosperity”, which involves delicate and complicated relationships between wealth redistribution mechanisms and China’s private sectors and transnational companies.
The conference organizer invites proposals for presentations that contribute to discussions of the above themes. We welcome contributions on a variety of themes, for instance:
|9:00 - 9:15||
Rasmus Antoft, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, AAU
|9:15 - 10:15||
Chair: Jesper Willaing Zeuthen
A False Equation: The Danger of Missing the Difference Between China and Russia
|10:30 - 12:00||
Chair: Mette Thunø
Towards a multi-order world
An emerging green investor-state? How China uses state-backed investment funds in its green transition
Periodizing the Varieties of Capitalism Approach: a comparative-historical study of China’s innovation policies and state-permeated market economy
China – Iran relations in context of the changing world order
The Rising China and Regional Re-ordering in East Asia: Multilateralism with Chinese characteristics?
|12:00 - 12:45||
|12:45 - 14:15||
Chair: Yang Jiang
Digitized Diaspora Governance during the COVID-19 Pandemic: China’s Diaspora Mobilization and Chinese Migrant Responses in Italy
The multiple faces of China’s local Cyberspace Administrations: Stability maintenance, internet regulation, and/or digital economy
The Global Politics of Data Protection Laws
The governance of dissidence in China – the case of Xu Zhiyong
A Reception History of China in Early 20th Century: A case study of Playgrounds
|14:15 - 14:45||
14:45 - 16:15
Chair: Li Xing
The Sky is Falling, the Earth is quaking. Deconstruction of the American Narrative about China. The collapse of US-China Co-operation since 2017
The West knows Better? A case study of the dynamic evolution of knowledge transfer between a Swiss subsidiary and its Chinese partner company
Common Prosperity: A search for new legitimacy in the 21st Century
Navigating politically unstable environment: A review of multinationals
China’s Digital Future
Workshop on how to do research in China after COVID 19 (by invitation only)
Chair: Jesper Willaing Zeuthen
The participants present how they have adjusted/designed research projects to accommodate Covid19 and how they envision cooperation and data collection in China after COVID 19. Findings will be presented at the roundtable.
Ane Bislev, Associate Professor, AAU
Guan Yue, Assistant Professor, AU
Jiang Qiuyu, postdoc, AU
Wang Qi, Associate Professor, SDU
Yi Ma, postdoc, KU
Zhu Wei, PhD fellow, AU
Naja Morell Hjortshøj, PhD fellow, AU
|16:15 - 16:30||Break
Roundtable on collaboration with China
Chair: Jørgen Delman
Presentation of findings from the workshop, and outline of potentially important issues for future cooperation with China.
Panel Discussion. Panelists: Carsten Boyer Thøgersen, Li Xing, Mette Thunø, Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova, Yang Jiang, and Jesper Willaing Zeuthen
Asia Fusion, Østerågade 3, 9000 Aalborg
If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please send a short abstract of 250 words including a title of the presentation and a short personal biography to: DaCC2022@conference.aau.dk
Deadline: September 16, 2022
The organizers will cover two nights at a hotel in Aalborg, a train ticket, and meals during the conference for paper presenters.
It is also possible to participate in the conference without presenting a paper. All participants need to register before November 1.
Please register for the conference
If you have any questions, please send us an email: DaCC2022@conference.aau.dk
Regional and International Studies research group (REGIS), Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University
Rendsburggade 14 st., 5.125 and 5.127, DK-9000 Aalborg
09.06.2023 kl. 09.00 - 10.06.2023 kl. 18.00
2021 was the 16th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. Such, at least, is the verdict given by Freedom in the World, the flagship journal of the NGO ‘Freedom House’. Rather than harvesting the democratic gains expected from the fall of the USSR, the Arab Spring, and the expansion of the EU, we find ourselves in the midst of a resurgence of autocracy – a resurgence whose devastating consequences we are currently witnessing in real time in Ukraine. The sudden dramatic exposure to autocracy in the form of Putin’s invasion should not, however, obscure the fact that the current rise of autocracy is a world-wide phenomenon. All around the world, we find the upsurge of similar rhetoric: democratic institutions are too feeble and too inefficient to handle a crisis, and only a strong leader, unfettered by constitutional constraints, can guarantee peace and security. If we want to safeguard our societies from autocracy, we must first interrogate the rhetoric used to legitimise it.
15.06.2023 kl. 12.00 - 16.06.2023 kl. 15.00
In this two-day workshop, taking place in Aalborg on the 15th and 16th of June 2023, we would like to discuss the numerous contemporary breaks and continuities in the meaning of citizenship, especially – but not exclusively – under the impact of recent events.
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9220 Aalborg Ø
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