Previous events

Professor Jeong Seongjin.
Time and place: Feb. 27, 2020 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 1

Guest lecture by the famous South Korean Marxist economist, Prof. Jeong Seongjin. It is a part of East Asia Lunch Seminar lecture series.

Professor Sergei O. Kurbanov. Foto: Kurbanov
Time and place: Feb. 20, 2020 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 1

The lecture deals with the recent changes in the North Korean Constitution which both formalize the concentration of power in Supreme Leader's hands and signify North Korea's abandonment of the erstwhile army-first policy. It will also present an analysis of the recent Pyongyang TV reports.

Image may contain: Art, Tapestry, Mural, Textile, Illustration.
Time and place: Feb. 13, 2020 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 1

In Chinese Buddhist art Samantabhadra forms a sacred Trinity along with Mañjuśrī and Vairocana. This Trinity was inspired by the Huayan jing and has been a popular object of worship until present time.

Jinghao Sun is a Professor of History and Director of the Research Center for Jiangnan Regional History at Zhejiang University, and Adjunct Professor of History at East Normal University, China.
Time and place: Feb. 6, 2020 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P.A.Munchs hus, Seminar room 1

From the late-thirteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, Jining, a prefecture and a regional in southwestern Shandong, underwent immense environmental transformation due to the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of a series of water conservancy works.

Image may contain: Sky, Cloud, Daytime, Cumulus, Atmosphere.
Time and place: Jan. 23, 2020 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminar room 3

In this guest lecture, Kathryn Dyt from the Institute of Historical Research in London will give a talk on weather rituals performed by the nineteenth-century Vietnamese court as a way to regulate rainfall and other natural events. 

Image may contain: Shrine, Furniture, Temple, Room.
Time and place: Nov. 21, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminarrom 14

In this guest lecture, Quoc-Thanh Nguyen from the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies will talk about Vietnamese fishing culture and whale worship. The lecture will include a short documentary film showing.

Image of poet Kim Yong Taik
Time and place: Nov. 1, 2019 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Seminarrom 7, P. A. Munchs hus

In this special lecture, poet Kim Yong Taik will be talking about Korean modern poetry, literary history of Korea, as well as his own poetry.

A church in Nagasaki
Time and place: Sep. 12, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, Henrik Wergelands hus: Seminarrom 210

Life after the Listing: The long sought-after World Heritage site and its effects on Christian Communities in Nagasaki.

Picture of the lecturer Edyta Roszko
Time and place: May 23, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PAM 10

In the geopolitical conflict over the South China Sea, fishers are placed at the centre of Chinese and Vietnamese cartographic imaginations that define the sea either as “Chinese” or “Vietnamese” and hence tie them to the disputed territories of the Paracels and Spratlys.

Time and place: May 16, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, room 1

Welcome to the lecture "Rethinking Japanese "Culture": Anxiety, Identity, and Becoming-Other" by University of Tokyo professor, Tadashi Yanai.  

Illustration of Chinese farming (Photo: Jörg Henning Hüsemann)
Time and place: May 3, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PAM 1

An overview of the history of fertilizers in China.

Picture of Keisuke Mark Abe
Time and place: Apr. 25, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM 1

The Japanese Supreme Court may be entering an era of judicial activism. 

Vadim Akulenko (Photo: Private)
Time and place: Apr. 10, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PAM 15

From the legends to the fairy tales.

Portrait of the lecturer Erica Baffelli.
Time and place: Apr. 5, 2019 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PAM 10

This talk discusses the role of women in Aum Shinrikyō, a millenarian movement that perpetrated a sarin gas attack in Tokyo subway in 1995 and several other crimes.

Portrait of lecturer Li Hongtao
Time and place: Mar. 21, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM 14

On September 9, 1976, Chairman Mao died; nine days later, a grand state memorial involving one million people was held on the Tiananmen Square, which was broadcast live all across the nation.

Time and place: Feb. 21, 2019 12:15 PM1:00 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, room 10

What is the value of carbon? How is carbon made, measured, and managed? And why does carbon play such a dominant role in environmental governance, in China and beyond?

Andrew Logie against fall leaf backdrop
Time and place: Nov. 29, 2018 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PAM3
Time and place: Nov. 22, 2018 4:15 PM5:15 PM, PAM 2

The beginning of the year 2018 was marked by significant events which changed the situation on the Korean Peninsula. What's New after the summits in Panmunjeom, Singapore and Pyongyang?

The lecturer: Hyun Bang Shin
Time and place: Nov. 1, 2018 12:15 PM1:15 PM, PAM 1

Mainland China has gone through an ‘urban revolution’ that makes use of rapid, state-led urbanisation as a key means to achieve political, economic and social goals of the state.

Yale Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Time and place: Oct. 18, 2018 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM seminarrom 1

With the growing environmental crisis in China there is a search for environmental worldviews and ecological ethics that are appropriate to the cultural context, says Yale Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar, Mary Evelyn Tucker in this lecture.

Picture of PhD candidate Qingkai Ma.
Time and place: Oct. 4, 2018 12:15 PM1:00 PM, PAM 1

The lecture is held by Zhejiang University PhD student, Qingkai Ma, and explores the indigenous discourse and practice of cultural heritage in cultural heritage sites related to Mencius (372 B.C.-289 B.C.) in Zoucheng, Shandong Province in northern China.

Time and place: Sep. 20, 2018 12:15 PM, PAM 3
Time and place: Sep. 6, 2018 12:15 PM3:00 PM, PAM Seminarrom 1

The Study of Religions, East Asian Lunch Seminar, and the Oslo Buddhist Studies Forum have the pleasure of inviting you to the lecture "Religious Marketplaces, Constellative Networking and Urbanism" by professor Dan Smyer Yü. After the lecture and discussion on Religious Marketplace, Smyer Yü will give a shorter interactive talk entitled: "An Inter-Asian Formation of Modern China since the 1200s: Climate Change, Imperial Conquests and Predicaments of Ethnic Diversity.”

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2018 2:15 PM, PAM room 4

Different from waning of regionalism in both North American and Europe after 2008 global financial crisis, regional cooperation in East Asia at different level has received a special attention.

Time and place: Aug. 30, 2018 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Stort møterom, Georg Sverdrups hus

The Chinese author, Yan Lianke, will give a speech which reveals the roots of the changes in contemporary Chinese reality and Chinese literature.

The lecture will be delivered in CHINESE and interpreted into Norwegian by Øystein Krogh Visted.

Open for all.