24 episodes

The Nordic Asia Podcast is a podcast series in which experts share their insights about timely topics within Asian Studies. The series is co-hosted by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and its partner institutions: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.

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The Nordic Asia Podcast is a podcast series in which experts share their insights about timely topics within Asian Studies. The series is co-hosted by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) and its partner institutions: the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo and the Forum for Asian Studies at Stockholm University.

    Information control in China with Hermann Aubié

    Information control in China with Hermann Aubié

    In this episode, Hermann Aubié talks with Outi Luova about the methods of information control that have been applied by China's party-state since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak. What were the possible reasons that enabled the party-state's...

    • 22 min
    Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

    Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

    In this podcast, Martin Seeger from the University of Leeds joins Petra Desatova to talk about his recent book ‘Gender and the Path to Awakening: Hidden Histories of Nuns in Modern Thai Buddhism’ jointly published by Silkworm Books and NIAS Press....

    • 36 min
    The Politics of Branding Kazakhstan and Qatar with Kristin Eggeling

    The Politics of Branding Kazakhstan and Qatar with Kristin Eggeling

    In this episode, Kristin Eggeling talks to Petra Desatova about her recently published book ‘Nation-Branding in Practice: The Politics of Promoting Sports, Cities and Universities in Kazakhstan and Qatar.’ How do Kazakstan and Qatar brand themselves to...

    • 35 min
    Ethnic Vietnamese in Cambodia with Lucrezia Canzutti

    Ethnic Vietnamese in Cambodia with Lucrezia Canzutti

    In this episode, Lucrezia Canzutti talks to Petra Desatova about the lives of ethnic Vietnamese in Cambodia: who are these people? How did they end up living in Cambodia? What is their relationship with the Cambodian state? And why are their lives so...

    • 27 min
    Buddhism and Constitutional Change in Thailand with Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang

    Buddhism and Constitutional Change in Thailand with Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang

    Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, Thailand has been governed by twenty different constitutions. Although they all had their own unique features, constitutions from 1997 onwards placed much emphasis on judiciary and elite watchdog...

    • 33 min
    Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

    Everyday Justice in Myanmar with Helene Maria Kyed

    In this episode, Helene Maria Kyed joins Duncan McCargo for a conversation about her upcoming book 'Everyday Justice in Myanmar'. Kyed shares her insights on the project behind the book, and justice and informal resolutions in Myanmar. Based on a unique...

    • 30 min

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