Culture

News

27 Apr 2020
Springer Nature and UNESCO have signed an agreement to publish open access books on a range of issues cutting across major research areas such as education, culture, the natural sciences, the human and social sciences and communication and information
06 Mar 2020
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Asia is conducting a survey on “Science in Policy Making”.
24 Jan 2020
Japan’s government should invest in financial literacy programmes in schools and the media to help people make better decisions about savings, investment and pensions.
The Bajau Laut, also known as sea gypsies, are stateless, effectively rendered as illegal immigrants in Malaysia despite many of these peoples living off or on Sabah’s coast.
22 Jan 2020
Debate over granting Malaysian citizenship to sea gypsies who have historically lived along the coast, long before Malaysia was a country, raises fundamental questions about citizenship.
17 Jan 2020
Assessing the social science research landscape of developing countries reveals key challenges to building strong and influential research systems.
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14 Jan 2020
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.
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08 Jan 2020
Much-needed insight into raising young children with autism in Malaysia highlights the need to improve local research, awareness, acceptance and support services.
24 Oct 2019
Fossil coral records provide new evidence that frequent winter shamals, or dust storms, and a prolonged cold winter season contributed to the collapse of the ancient Akkadian Empire in Mesopotamia.
16 Oct 2019
Stereotypical gender role attitudes and negative images of STEM fields of Japanese parents may be associated with girls’ reduced university participation, new study finds.
05 Sep 2019
Do you have new research to share about anthropology, archeology, paleontology, sociology, climate change or endangered species? You could win the opportunity to highlight your research in Asia Research News 2020.
10 Jul 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held its dynamic MA Graduation Fashion Show “CHAOS” yesterday. Over 400 guests, including representatives from the fashion industry, family, friends, and supporters were in the audience.
08 Jul 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organised, in collaboration with The Mills Fabrica, the Grand Finals of “Techstyle for Social Good International Competition 2019” in late June.
02 Jul 2019
Journalists and the public are invited to attend the Myanmar Knowledge Hub and Market Place on July 9 and 10 in Yangon to exchange ideas and identify opportunities to work together to strengthen Myanmar’s research community.
28 Jun 2019
The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held today the “Designing Future Techstyle” International Symposium and “Techstyle for Social Good International Competition 2019” at The Mills.
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19 Jun 2019
Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans.
19 Jun 2019
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today launched a leadership programme for 100 Tanzania’s young professionals from various sectors.
18 Jun 2019
Twenty-two graduating students from Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) showcased their design flair and talent at the PolyU Fashion Show 2019 held on 13 June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
06 Jun 2019
Please join the International Development Research Centre in a webinar conversation with May Sabe Phyu, Director of the Gender Equality Network.
03 Jun 2019
27th AMIC Annual Conference to be held June 17-19 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
03 Jun 2019
More than 300 delegates from government, private sector, NGO and civil society, academe, youth groups and venture philanthropy gather at ADB Headquarters, Manila for Forum on May 28, 2019.
23 May 2019
Chulalongkorn University will host the 27th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on June 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference theme is Communication, Technology, and New Humanism.
10 Apr 2019
WorldFish, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) signed a five-year tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today.
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06 Mar 2019
Protected areas play an important role in sustaining dhole populations in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.
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06 Mar 2019
With a lack of financial budget, poor support system and an erosion of professional autonomy amongst Health Care Professionals (HCP)s in developing countries, urgent calls for provision of more university-based education programs with timely policies to speed up progress are needed across Asia’s entrenched medical system governance.
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13 Feb 2019
Researchers on the ground in Myanmar are investigating how women can get more involved in policymaking to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met as the nation embraces democracy.
06 Feb 2019
5,000+ educators, policymakers & technology leaders assemble to assess at the future of Filippino education
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02 Feb 2019
Project ROSE (Removing Obstacles to cervical ScrEening) is addressing the cultural needs of thousands of women while keeping up with the times.
29 Jan 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) signs MoU with Pyongyang Science and Technology University (PSTU) to pledge mutual support for one another in the pursuit of academic excellence.
22 Jan 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) held an open studio event, showcasing the final products of Science-Art Residency Project, carried out by Science Walden that conducts fusion research for a new ecosystem, including circulation.
21 Jan 2019
Building on the success of existing partnerships, South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) signed an MoU with Churchill College to pledge mutual support for one another in the pursuit of academic excellence.

Events

17 Jun 2019
Are you Human? Communication, Technology, & New Humanism
21 Apr 2018
We would like to invite you to prepare a proposal for the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Meeting place for the 11th edition of ICAS is Leiden, the Netherlands.
07 Apr 2018
Twenty sets of fashionable outfits created by aged or disabled designers, in pairing up with about 100 students of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), were showcased in the catwalk of the “Youreable” Fashion Design 2018 Award Presentation Ceremony today (6 April).
20 Jun 2018
The 4th Annual AIDF Asia Summit, hosted by the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), will be held on the 20-21 June 2018 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.
17 Jan 2018
We are pleased to invite applications for a six days intensive, interactive In Situ Graduate School in Vietnam on Delta Cities.
02 Nov 2017
We invite proposals for (institutional) panels, roundtables, exhibitions, documentaries, papers, (MA and PhD) dissertations and book presentations for the international conference Africa-Asia, A New Axis of Knowledge - Second Edition.
09 Jan 2018
The 2018 International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts is investing the importance and relevance of regionalism in culture and the arts.
17 Jul 2017
With the dedicated effort of 34 students under the strong support from the industry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held the 4th Intimate Fashion Show on 12 July.
01 Jun 2017
For this upcoming 6th Asian Borderlands conference in Bishkek, we invite panels and papers that address the following questions: How are borderlands in Asia creating alternative spaces for heritages, self-definition and the extraction of resources? How can these cases serve to rethink social theories of various kind?
14 Jun 2017
Gathering 250+ humanitarian and development professionals, The Aid & Development Asia Summit will bring together regional and global expertise to discuss innovations and partnerships for aid and development programmes in Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar.
25 Sep 2017
We welcome applications for our Summer School on Asian Food. This unique occasion will provide wide ranging coverage of this growing interdisciplinary field with contributions from international experts with at least one of whom each student will be guaranteed an individual consultation about their own work.
23 Nov 2016
The 10th Global RCE Conference will take place from 23 to 25 November 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
02 Nov 2016
This two week workshop aims to engage both the theory and practice of craft knowledge by teaching participants the Lanna techniques of weaving alongside expert weavers, at the same time engaging with the scholarly challenge of making embodied craft knowledge explicit.
05 Dec 2016
The conference is co-organised by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
03 Mar 2017
We are organising a two-parts conference In Comparison: Korea and Vietnam in History. For the first part, we invite the submission of paper abstracts on the ‘pre-modern’ and ‘colonial’ periods of Vietnam and Korea.
20 Jul 2017
Experts in the field of Asian Studies will meet at ICAS 10 in the delightful Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, famous for its rich cultural heritage. Enjoy the multitude of networking opportunities, possibilities to share your research and to meet with academic publishers.
05 Dec 2016
The main theme of the 2016 WORLD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAMIC SCIENCES (WICOIS) is Science, Technologies and Humanities For Better Life of Ummah to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various islamic studies in science and technology and other related fields.
16 Jan 2017
Media Activism and Postcolonial Futures co-organized by the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands, & Social Science Research Council, New York, US, and hosted by C-Centre (Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
15 Jun 2016
Following a successful series of education events in the US, Australia and most recently in Singapore, IQPC is delighted to bring Blended Learning Asia 2016 on the 15-16 June 2016 to Singapore.
09 Mar 2016
Honorable speakers include Professor Takaharu Tezuka of the world-acclaimed Fuji Kindergarten, John Stewart from the award-winning Green School in Bali, and Chinese pioneers in learning spaces, Professor Zhu Zhi-Ting from East China Normal University and Mr. Liang Senshan from the Ministry of Education of PRC.
23 Nov 2015
On the occasion of the 16th Anniversary of The Habibie Center, we cordially invite you to our Second International World Forum for Muslim Democrats at Hotel Le Meridien in Jakarta, Indonesia, 23-24 November 2015.
02 Oct 2015
For the 5th Asian Borderlands conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, we invite submissions that address the following questions: What new borderland flows, corridors, and paths are (or have been) taking shape, and what impacts do they have on livelihoods and communities? How can we use these Asian cases to rethink social theories of various kinds?
02 Oct 2015
In May 2016, International Institute for Asian Studies, the Netherlands, will be hosting a conference focusing on the role of international organisations and global heritage activism. The conference is co-organised by Taiwan's Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica and Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
08 Jun 2015
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)/Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) invites applications from PhD students - and especially students following a combined PhD/art, music and/or sound art track - for a unique IIAS-CSEAS coordinated international winter school.
24 Jul 2015
The International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies will provide a forum for scholars, journalists, NGO workers and observers from Burma/Myanmar, Thailand and other countries across the globe to get the latest updates on Burma/Myanmar Studies.
24 Jul 2015
Chiang Mai, 24-25 July 2015, University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University
05 May 2015
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Humanitarian Affairs, United Kingdom (HA) will jointly organize the 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) which will be held from 1 to 7 August 2015 in Hong Kong.
12 May 2015
The 4th Higher Education Conference organised by the World Bank/Center for Mediterranean Integration MENA Regional Program on Higher Education will be held in Beirut, Lebanon, on May 12-14, 2015.
14 Mar 2016
The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, The Netherlands, is hosting an international conference to explore the interrelations between language, power and identity in Asia.
15 Oct 2014
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) event and live webcast Dr Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize in Social Sciences

Researchers

Tammy Wee is a lecturer of Research Method at Singapore Institute of Technology. Her work focuses specifically on sustainable marketing, business operations and the market mechanism. Her favourite place to research in her small indoor garden, perfumed with tea from various parts of the world.
Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD)
Zaw Oo
Zaw Oo is Executive Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Development, an independent think-tank dedicated to inclusive development in Myanmar. Previously, he was the Presidential Economic Advisor from 2012-2016, serving as a principal advisor on finance, industry, commerce and labour issues.
DR. Rey Tiquia is a Chinese technoscience philosopher at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Technoscience’ is a knowledge system that is closely linked to society and nature and vice-versa. This philosophy sees no dichotomy between science and technology. Each is an extension and embodiment of the other. Rey does research in Qualitative Social Research, Sociological Translation and Medical Anthropology. His current project is 'Restoring the Chinese Calendar 'Lifa' and the Cosmic Breath 'Qi' to the Real World.' As an independent Chinese technoscience researcher, he studies the metaphysical value of the Cosmic Breath 'Qi' and the Transnational Elemental Stems and Zodiacal Branches Calendrical Clock (Northern and Southern Hemispheres)to interrupt the decline of traditional Chinese Medicine and other Chinese technoscientific practices and their respective prognosticative power as mobile bodies of local knowledge while ensuring their continued innovation and regeneration.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Sanen Marshall is a US Fulbright Scholar (2017) and a UK Chevening Scholar who teaches at the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.