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Archive for the month “June, 2012”

Data release

Program for East Asia Democratic Studies Data Release

(Third wave data: Mongolia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam)

Surveys-Data Release (Wave 3)

The Asian Barometer Survey is a cross-national survey research project, the result of the cooperation and financial sponsorship from a number international organizations and the work of the thirteen national survey teams.

To encourage academic exchange and the sharing of survey research, data from the first wave of the survey covering eight countries (Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea) were released in October 2005.

In December 2011, data release for the thirteen second wave countries (Taiwan, Thailand, Mongolia, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia) was completed in December 2011.

Data release for the third wave of the survey is scheduled to take place between 2010 and 2012. The third wave data for the Taiwan survey was released in December 2011. Data for a further five countries (Mongolia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam) will take place on June 30, 2012.

The files for release include the common questionnaire in English, the data files (in SPSS format) and the sampling methods.

For application details and an application form, please follow this link:

If you have any queries concerning the data release or how to obtain the data, please contact the Asian Barometer office at (886) 2 2357-0427 or at

Program Directors: Fu Hu and Yun-han Chu
Program for East Asia Democratic Studies
National Taiwan University

2013 AAS Annual Conference

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) has announced a Call for Papers for their 2013 Annual Conference, which you’ll be glad to hear is going to be held in San Diego!

Specifically, the Annual Conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, March 21-24, 2013

All proposals should be sent electronically through the AAS website.  Please make sure to review all instructions and guidelines carefully before submitting your proposals, including information regarding the new proposal submission system.

Click here to access the Call for Papers or go to

The deadline for proposal submissions is Thursday, August 2, 2012.

Human Development and Capability Association 2012 Conference (September)

Hello, esteemed colleagues!

I’d like to draw your attention to this year’s HDAC conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The HDAC is an outgrowth of the pioneering philosophical, economic, and political science work of Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen, among others.  This scholarship focuses on development studies as an outgrowth of social contract theory.

Although unfortunately it’s too late to submit paper proposals, you are still eligible for the special early-bird sign-up rate.  Check out the following details and the link below if you’re interested in getting some schooling in before the fall semester starts 😉

The Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) 2012 International Conference

“Revisiting Development: Do We Assess It Correctly?”

Jakarta, 5 – 7 September 2012

Maybe I’ll see you there?

Invitation to Academia Sinica 6th Lecture by Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Maskin

Dear all,
I believe this lecture, organized by the institue of Economics at Academia Sinica and the International Affairs Office, might be of your interest.
Best regards,
Juan Uriburu Quintana

Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric S. Maskin to be 6th Academia Sinica Lecturer

2012-05-14 10:44:25

Lecture (A)

Topic: Financial Crises: Why They Occur and What to Do about Them?

Time: June 11, 2012 (Monday) 15:00-16:30

Venue: International Conference Hall (3F), Humanities and Social Sciences Building,

Academia Sinica

Lecture (B)

Topic: Elections and Strategic Voting: Condorcet and Borda

Time: June 12, 2012 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00

Venue: International Conference Hall (3F), Humanities and Social Sciences Building,
Academia Sinica

Online Registration
Contact: International Affairs Office, Academia Sinica Tel: (02) 2789-9895
Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica Tel: (02) 2782-2791 ex. 213
Release Unit : International Affairs Office

End of Semester Party

To make it easier and more convenient for students to attend, the date and time of the end-of-semester party has been changed: it is now on:

THURSDAY June 14, 4:30-6:30 PM

That’s THIS WEEK, so definitely come and hang out with students and faculty, and enjoy some international food and bevvies.

Again, it’s in the English Corner on the 12th floor north wing.

This is the administration’s way of saying “thank you” to the students for your hard work during the semester. It also might be that last time many of us see each other prior to summer vacation, so it should be fun.

Saturday night fever

Sasa is organizing a KTV night tomorrow (saturday) night, June 2, at 20 o`clock, so if you have a great voice, or an awful voice, or anything in between, you should come along! It is at the Jingmei Holiday KTV. I think the address is 403 Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 6, Taipei. Please email Sasa [saskiahaustein(at)hotmail(dot)com] if you’d like to attend. Only 1 rule: No singing “My way!”

SOAS courses in Germany

SOAS will be running one of their Taiwan Studies short courses in Germany this summer.
It will be hosted at Heidelberg University’s Instuitute of Chinese Studies between June 25-July 2 and is titled Government and Politics in Taiwan.
This course is also open to registration for non Heidelberg students. For details please contact

The course will be based on the new book by Dafydd Fell called Government and Politics in Taiwan, a review of which can be found here.

Book Launch

There is a seminar on June 8th, 2012 in room T306 at Ching-sheng Memorial Hall, Tamsui Campus, Tamkang University to mark the launch of “European Perspectives on Taiwan,” edited by Jens Damm and Paul Lim.

The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels sponsored this book, which discusses questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan in various fields, asking, in particular: How has the European Union dealt with the unsolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan? In which ways has Europe been seen as a model for Taiwan’s transformation, and, does the example of the EU offer any lessons for cross-Strait integration?

Joint Conferences in Turkey

The International Conference of Academy of Human Resource Developing (ASIA&MENA Chapter), and The International Conference on Knowledge, Economy and Management (ICKEM) bring together various researchers of the information revolution in academia and industry; engineers, social scientists, scholars and graduate students to exchange and share their experiences, as well as research results about all aspects of Human Resource Developing, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Society and Knowledge Economy, and to discuss challenges encountered, and solutions adopted.

They will be holding the International Joint Conferences November 8-10, 2012, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 12, 2012.

For more information about the conference, please visit their website:



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