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Announcement: Ostasientag 2016 on 11 March 2016

The Ostasientag 2016 - an event hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna - will take place on 11 March 2016.

Click here to view the event poster.



 2015

Workshop: Engaging North Korea

On 16 December 2015, Prof. Rüdiger Frank invited international junior and senior experts to Vienna with a view to discussing current and possible future engagements with North Korea. The workshop proved a great success and will hopefully lead to further fruitful collaborations.

Click here for more information.


 

 

New Article by Prof. Frank: "The 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2016: Return to a 'New Normal' or Risk a 'Take-Off'?"

On 30 October 2015, the North Korean media announced that the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) - the first WPK Congress since 1980 - will be convened in May 2016.

In "The 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2016: Return to a 'New Normal' or Risk a 'Take Off'?" (published in 38 North, 11 November 2015), Prof. Frank takes up this major milestone, speculating about the reasons for and possible outcomes of the event.

Click here to view the full article.


 

 

Ostasientag 2016: Call for Photos

EcoS is looking for a high-quality photo (in colour, taken by yourself, .gif/.pgn/.jpg-format) that can be used for advertising next year's Ostasientag (11 March 2016).

The photo must comply with common ethical standards and should clearly reflect on the motto of the event "Ostasien: Zu- & Ausgänge", i.e. a wordplay on various approaches to and aspects of the engagement with East Asia, evoking the image of ways leading into/out of the region. Creative interpretations of the theme are highly welcome!

The winner of the photo competition will be selected by a jury comprising of EcoS staff members, and will receive a voucher for an exclusive Dinner for Two at the restaurant Saigon, Neulerchenfelderstraße 37, A-1160 Vienna.

Deadline for Submission: 10 December 2015, 6 pm

Please submit your photo incl. a brief statement (what can be seen on the photo, when/where was it taken etc.) via email to Anna Holzmann (anna.karin.holzmann[at]univie.ac.at), Student assistant at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society.

Click here for more information in German.


 

 

Invitation: Talk on "Indonesia - The New Maritime Axis on the Asia-Pacific"

EcoS cordially invites you to a highly interesting talk by Dr. Tomáš Petrů from the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences on "Indonesia - The New Maritime Axis of the Asia-Pacific", discussing - amongst others - Indonesia's role as a new, rising middle power.

The talk takes place on Thursday, 3 December 2015 (4:45-6:15pm) at the seminar room OAW (2I-O1-05), Hof 2, AAKH Campus. The event is open to the public. No prior registration is needed.

Please click here for more details.

 


 

 

Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 7 is NOW AVAILABLE!

The seventh volume of our publication Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies (editors: Rüdiger Frank / Ina Hein / Lukas Pokorny / Agnes Schick-Chen) is now available! This volume contains articles by Albert Allgaier, Andrea Aumayr, Rainer Doppler, Christine M. Havlicek, Isabel Heger, Arthur Müller, Julia Renner and Mei Yang.

The Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies is a compilation of high-quality research articles, illustrating the great variety of topics to be dealt with in East Asian Studies. Once a year, the editors invite contributions from staff members and only the most distinguished recent graduates of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, providing young scholars in particular with a platform to present their pioneering works to a worldwide academic audience.

More information on this volume can be found here:

Overview and Abstracts // Contributors // Editing Team // Purchase at Praesens Verlag 


 

 

Release: Report of the Department of East Asian Studies 2015

With the help of Josef Falko Loher and Anna Holzmann of the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society, the annual report of the Department of East Asian Studies ("Institutsbericht") for the academic year 2014/15 has now been finalised and published on the website of the Department of East Asian Studies.

Click here to access the full report (in German).


 

 

Bid Invitation: External Lecturer

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is looking for an external lecturer for the summer term 2016.

We accept applications for courses of Modul 4 of our curriculum, type VU (4 ECTS).

If you are interested and see yourself apt for teaching at our Chair, please see the Bid Invitation for further details and send your complete application per eMail to ecos[at]univie.ac.at until December 1, 2015.


 

 

IPAC 2016: International Graduate Student Conference in Seoul

The Chung Ang University (Seoul, South Korea) and the Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan) cordially invite applications for the International Graduate Student Conference IPAC 2016 in Seoul. Participants will be required to give a 15-20 minute speech in English. Please click here for more information in German.

Conference date: 18-19 February 2016

Funding: flights and accommodation will be covered by the Ritsumeikan University

If you want to participate, please submit your CV and an abstract of your speech (300 words) as PDF files  via email to DDr. Barbara Holthus (barbara.holthus[at]univie.ac.at) of the Chair of Japanese Studies by 20 November 2015 (!) the latest. For further information, please also directly contact DDr. Holthus.


 

 

New Article by Prof. Frank: "North Korea's Foreign Trade"

In "North Korea's Foreign Trade" (published in 38 North, 22 October 2015), Prof. Frank analyses North Korea's foreign trade as a major indicator of the country's overall economic situation. He touches upon North Korea's structural trade deficit and its relations to China, and also elaborates on the general integrity of macroeconomic data on the country.

Click here to view the full article.


 

 

Workshop on "Taiwanese Popular Culture in a Regional Context"

Jagiellonian University in Krakow kindly invites EcoS students to attend a student workshop on Taiwanese Popular Culture in a Regional Context (with renowned scholars such as Chris Berry, Astrid Lipinsky, Sung Sang-yeon or Ann Heylen).

When: Nov 16-20, 30 class hours
Host institution: Institute of Middle and Far Eastern Studies Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland
Costs: free of charge (accomodation and travel costs need to be covered by students, however)

More information can be found here!

EcoS will approve participation in this workshop with 4 ECTS for module M4 - part 1. To apply for participation, please send an email to Prof Adina Zemanek (adina.zemanek@gmail.com) and cc the EcoS staff (ecos@univie.ac.at).

Please note that the deadline has been extended for EcoS students to Friday, October 2!

 

 


 

 

Consultation Hours Student Representatives

Starting on September 2, 2015, your student representatives Anna, Hanna and Daniel will offer consultation hours on Wednesdays, 15:00-17:00 (Sinology common room).
Consultation hour October- end of term: upon arrangement

Please let us know via email if/when you intend to drop by.


 

 

Paid Six Months Traineeship in Myanmar

[07 July 2015] Julian Stefan, a former EcoS student, is now head of the Mandalay office of the German trade company Jebsen & Jessen Southeast Asia. The company is growing fast, thus he seeks EcoS graduates or students who will graduate soon who are interested in a paid six months traineeship in Myanmar. Preference will be given to persons who can imagine to work long-term for the company.

For more information please check: www.jj-pun.com and www.jjsea.com. In case you are interested, please contact julian_stefan@jjsea.com directly.


 

 

Thesis Writing Workshop 2015/16

[07 July 2015] The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a workshop for Master students who are already in the process of writing their Master thesis („Schreibwerkstätten“). A mentor will support you and max. 14 other Master students in structuring your topic, researching literature, writing the very first draft version and re-writing it to hopefully submit the final version in the summer semester 2016. There will be 8 meetings ...

[please click here for further info]


 

 

Welcoming our New EcoS Students

[24 June 2015] The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society is proud to announce that the Selection Committee has positively approved the acceptance of 25 new EcoS students for the academic year 2015/16. 70 applications from students of 34 different nations were registered during this year's application window, confirming the international reputation of our programme. While we congratulate those who were accepted, we at the same time regret not to be able to accommodate further highly motivated and diversely skilled applicants.

Please click Admission on your left for additional information on our application procedure or navigate to New Students in the For Students directory for valuable information if you are among the newly accepted students.

 


 

 

Self-Employment & East Asia

[23 June 2015] An audience of students and other interested individuals took the opportunity to learn first hand from our four experts, each founding and running her/his own business with a focal Point on  East Asia, at Praxis Link East Asia's (PLEA) Expert Round Table: Self-Employment & East Asia, yesterday. The individual setting of the event, chaired by Josef Falko Loher and Martin Mandl, as well as the relaxed atmosphere allowed for a stimulated exchange between our guest speakers and the participating audience. Personal insights and distinct approaches to self-employment were shared and valuable lessons learned by our students for their own future self-employment projects. The Department of East Asian Studies would like to sincerely thank its guests for sharing their experience and is looking forward to another PLEA event soon.

For a short biography of our guest speakers please see the pdf-invitation.


 

 

#campusfestival

More than 33.000 people visited the recent 3-day Campus Festival 2015, highlight of this year's 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna. Among the plethora of shows, activities and sights, students of the Department of East Asian Studies presented their research on the History of Education in East Asia 1365 - 2015 in a special poster exhibition.

Visit the Campus Festival Homepage [in German] or navigate to the Univiersity of Vienna's flickr Photo Album for more impressions!


 

 

Expert Round Table: Self-Employment & East Asia

The Department of East Asian Studies cordially invites all Students and Staff to our lecture series Praxis Link East Asia. Together with our Experts we will share Ideas, gain Insights, discuss Chances, Challenges and Opportunities, and learn from the Experience of being Self-Employed with an East Asian focal point. And we especially want to answer your Questions!

When? 22 June 2015, 6:30pm
Where? Seminarroom OAW (2I-O1-05) Hof 2, AAKH Campus

Open for public attendance without prior Registration.

Click here for the full pdf-Invitation.


 

 

Bid Invitation: External Lecturer

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is looking for an external lecturer for one course in the winter term 2015/16 within the following range of topics:

  • East Asian Economy (M2),
  • East Asian Politics (M3), or
  • East Asian Society (M4)

Numbers in brackets are reference to the respective Module in our Curriculum.

If you are interested and see yourself apt for teaching at our Chair, please see the Bid Invitation for further details and send your complete application per eMail to ecos@univie.ac.at until July 1, 2015.


 

 

Poster Exhibition: History of Education in East Asia 1365 - 2015

In preparation of this year's 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna, lecturers and students of all four Chairs of the Department of East Asian Studies came together for a Joint Project on "The History of Education in East Asia 1365 - 2015".

During the upcoming Campus Festival (12 - 14 June 2015, Campus AAKH) the research results will be available to a broad interested public audience by means of a Poster Exhibition [in German] at Aula am Campus (Hof 1.11), 13 & 14 June 2015, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Participating students will also be on-sight to introduce the research results and answer visitors' questions.

To preview the posters in English please click here. Otherwise we are all looking forward to seeing you at Campus Festival!


 

 

Tseten Zöchbauer: Tibetans in Exile

The Chair of EcoS and Fiona Seiger cordially invite to a special lecture by Tseten Zöchbauer on "Transnational Identities and Notions of 'Home': Tibetans in Exile" as part of the ongoing seminar "Migration in East Asia". The lecture will be held Thursday, June 18, 3:00-4:30pm and is open for public attendance without prior registration.

Tseten Zöchbauer was born in Tibet in 1959. From 1961 to 1964 she lived ...

click here for the full invitation


 

 

Announcing the new Student Representatives

From 19 May to 21 May 2015 the University of Vienna has elected its student representatives. This also gave EcoS students the possibility to vote for their direct representation for the next two years.

The Chair of EcoS is happy to announce three highly motivated candidates who have been elected for the two-year-term office as student representatives. They are (by number of votes): 

 

  • Hanna Andrea SAND
  • Anna Karin HOLZMANN
  • Daniel YASIN

We compliment them on their election and look forward to a fruitful cooperation!


 

 

Tokyo live in our Classroom

For her class on Migration in East Asia, Fiona Seiger today (7 May 2015) invited a special guest via live online stream to the EcoS classroom. Cesar Santoyo, founder of the Centre for Japanese – Filipino Families (CJFF) and the Social Enterprise English Language School (SEELS), shared his valuable insight into the situation of Filipina migrant women and their children within the Japanese society. Students thereby could gain from the first hand experience and knowledge of an expert in the field.


 

 

Philippine Perspectives on the South China Sea Dispute

The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Vienna, in cooperation with the Institute of East Asian Studies cordially invite to a talk by Antonio T. Caprio, Senior Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, on the Philippine Perspectives on the South China Sea Dispute, moderated by Dr. Alfred Gerstl. 

Monday, 04 May 2015, 6:30pm at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. Please register before 29 April 2015 free of charge via www.da-vienna.ac.at/events.


 

 

New Article by Prof. Frank: "The North Korean Budget Report 2015"

In “The North Korean Budget Report 2015: Ten Observations”, Prof. Frank analyses the economic contents of the April 2015 session of the North Korean parliament. He concludes that there is some dynamism in Pyongyang’s domestic economic policy, but still no indication of a serious economic reform.

Click here for the full article.


 

 

Planet Wissen: Prof. Frank on Korea [in German]

In German television programme "Planet Wissen: Korea - Geteiltes Land" (WDR, SWR, ARD-alpha), Prof. Rüdiger Frank and Korean-born movie director Sung Yung Cho share their insights in and prospects for the two countries along the 38th parallel.

Click here for the full video [in German]!


 

 

Strategic Gaming: South China Sea Conflict 2015

Invited by Alfred Gerstl and Josef Falko Loher, about 40 Students of various backgrounds, both Bachelor and Master students, left the ordinary class room for a very special course at the Department of East Asian Studies. Taking the South China Sea Conflict as ...

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Korea and the Rise of Asia

EcoS and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Austria cordially invite all students and the interested public to a talk by H.E. Ambassador SONG Young-wan on Korea and the Rise of Asia as well as the current situation on the Korean peninsula.

Monday, 20 April 2015, 6:30pm at the seminar room Japanologie (2K-EG-21), Hof 2, AAKH Campus. No prior registration required.


 

 

Japan's Security Policy

The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Embassy of Japan in Austria, in cooperation with the Institute of East Asian Studies cordially invite to a talk by Prof. Kazuya Sakamoto (Osaka University) on Japan's Security Policy, moderated by Dr. Alfred Gerstl. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 6:30pm at the Diplomatic Academy. Interested? Please register via www.da-vienna.ac.at/events or by fax: 01/504 22 65-200.


 

 

Competitive Sports vs. Formal Education [in German]

How does Japan scope with this Dilemma?

Katrin Jumiko Leitner's new book, edited by Prof. Rüdiger Frank and Dr. Lukas Pokorny, looks behind the (in-) compatibility of competitive sports, formal education and professional careers. Click here for a detailed abstract and further Information in German.


 

 

LAST MINUTE INFO

EcoS Classes in Summer Term 2015

Please find last minute information on our EcoS classes in summer term 2015 here!


 

 

EcoS Newsletter, February 2015

Dear new and old EcoS students,

before the start of the new term, we would like to provide you with further information on:

  • Orientation Day
  • Prof. Frank's Sabbatical
  • Next term's "Focus International Relations"

Check out the latest EcoS Newsletter here!


 

 

Interview with Prof Frank on 'The Interview' [in German]

In a recent interview with German magazine 'Der Stern' Prof Rüdiger Franks elaborates on North Korea's harsh reaction to the release of Hollywood comedy 'The Interview'. 

Please click here for the interview!

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Sustainability Challenge 2015 - Smart Cities

The EcoS team highly recommends EcoS students to participate in the special lecture 'Sustainability Challenge 2015 - Smart Cities' (initiated and funded by the Austrian ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as RCE).

 

The Sustainability Challenge 2015 (SC2015) is a inter-disciplinary lecture with focus on sustainable development. Students acquire in-depth knowledge on social, ecological and economic development by participating in lectures by six experts from four university and in group projects with real-world stakeholders.

 

EcoS students interested in participating are kindly ask to contact Josef Falko Loher (josef.falko.loher@univie.ac.at; 01-4277-43873) prior to application with the SC2015 in order to discuss possible approval of credits. Please also note that applications can only be accepted until February 15. The lecture takes place in German!



 2014

Volume 6 of Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies

The Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies assembles high-quality research articles with a particular focus on the work of emerging scholars. Once a year the editors invite contributions from staff and from only the most distinguished recent graduates of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, providing a platform to disseminate pioneering local scholarship to a worldwide academic audience. In addition, the editors regularly welcome unsolicited submissions from international scholars, which also have to undergo a rigorous review process. Click here to read high-quality research articles on East Asia.

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Prof. Frank on Special Economic Zone in Rason

Prof. Frank reports about a visit to the Special Economic Zone in Rason on one of the most-read websites on North Korea, 38North, published by the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Washington. Click here for the full report. 

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Extensive interview with Prof. Frank on 3sat

Prof. Frank has given an extensive interview to the TV channel 3sat, which has been published in three parts.

 

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ZDF Interview with Prof. Frank (06.12.2014)

In an Interview on the website of the renowned German TV news program “Heute” (ZDF), Prof. Frank argues that under the right conditions, North Korea has the potential to become the next East Asian Tiger. Click here for the full interview. 


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Dr. Philipp Rösler presented Prof. Frank’s new book

Former German Vice Chancellor and Minister of the Economy, Dr. Philipp Rösler, presented Prof. Frank’s new book “Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates” at the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation in Berlin on Dec. 12, 2015. Click here for more details. 

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East Asianists and the Job Market

Mon, December 15th, 18:30 at OAW

East Asianists and the Job Market is an initiative taken by the team of East Asian Economy and Society to improve the employability of students in East Asian Studies by offering a chance for an active exchange with former graduates and practitioners. In our next meeting, three graduates of East Asian Studies share their experiences on entering the job market and reflect on chances and risks. 

Event Announcement

Please register via stephan.si-hwan.park@univie.ac.at. The number of participants is limited.

 

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Upcoming event with Prof. Frank and Vice Chancellor Dr. Philipp Rösler

 

Upcoming event: On Friday, Dec. 12, Prof. Frank will discuss his new book "Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates" with former German Minister of the Economy and Vice Chancellor Dr. Philipp Rösler, moderated by Torsten Krauel, Chief Commentator of "Die Welt" in Berlin. Click here for the announcement. 

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Radio interview with Prof. Frank

A long interview on North Korea (about one hour) with Prof. Frank in „Fragen an den Autor“, Radio SR2 (in German), 07.12.2014. Click here to listen to the entire interview.

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An excerpt from Prof. Frank's new book

An excerpt (in German) from Prof. Frank's new book „Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates“ in the Huffington Post, 28.11.2014. Click here to read the excerpt.

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A review on Prof. Frank's book „Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates“

A review (in German) on Prof. Franks new book „Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates“ in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24.11.2014. Click here for the full article. 

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Article in Foreign Policy Magazine

A detailed article by Prof. Frank in the renowned Foreign Policy magazine on the oldest among North Korea’s special economic zones, Rason, 19.11.2014. Click here to read the full article.

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Special Lecture: Taiwan's party system in the aftermath of the Sunflower Movement and November elections

Special lecture by Dr. Dafydd Fell (SOAS, London)

Date: Friday, 5th december 2014.

Time: 9:30 am

Place: Seminar room OAW (2I-O1-05), Hof 5, AAKH Campus

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Are North Koreans HAPPY?

Prof. Frank shares his view on the tricky question about the happiness of the North Korean people. Click here to read more.

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Interview with Prof. Frank about his new book

The University of Vienna published an in-depth interview with Prof. Frank about his newest book "Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates". Click here to read the full interview.

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Radio Interview with Prof. Frank

Prof. Frank gave a 36 Minutes Interview to German Radio RBB Info. On the occasion of the 25th aniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, he discusses his latest book "Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates" and the socialist mystery called North Korea (in German). Click here to listen to the full interview.

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n-tv interview with Prof. Frank

Prof. Frank explains why North Korea wants to cooperate more with Germany. Click here for the full interview.

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Bid invitation

- for external lecturers for M4 -

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) at University of Vienna is looking for an external lecturer for one course of module 4 (type VU, 4 ECTS) of our curriculum (for more information please see http://tinyurl.com/EcoS-curriculum-ENG). We accept applications for courses with the following range of topics for the summer term 2015:

• Politics and/or Economy in (South-)East Asia
• Religion and/or New Religion in (South-)East Asia
• Popular Culture in (South-)East Asia
• Capacity Building in (South-)East Asia

If you are interested and see yourself apt for teaching at our Chair, please send your application to ecos[at]univie.ac.at until November 19, 2014 and include the following attachments:

• Curriculum Vitae
• Proof of qualification for teaching MA-level
• Course outline (maximum 1 page)

For information on salary, please visit: https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/kollektivvertrag/ mitarbeiterinnengruppen/wissenschaftliches-universitaetspersonal/gehaltsschema/#c151162 [LektorInnen § 49 (4)].

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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Bid invitation

- for external lecturers for M2/3 -

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) at University of Vienna is looking for an external lecturer for one of our core seminars (type SE, 7 or 8 ECTS) from M2 or M3 of our curriculum (for more information please see http://tinyurl.com/EcoS-curriculum-ENG). We accept applications for courses on politics and/or economics in East Asia (Northeast and/or Southeast Asia) for the summer term 2015.

If you are interested and see yourself apt for teaching at our Chair, please send your application to ecos[at]univie.ac.at until November 19, 2014 and include the following attachments:

• Curriculum Vitae
• Proof of qualification for teaching MA-level
• Course outline (maximum 1 page)

For information on salary, please visit: https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/kollektivvertrag/ mitarbeiterinnengruppen/wissenschaftliches-universitaetspersonal/gehaltsschema/#c151162 [LektorInnen § 49 (4)].

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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Office Hour Dr. Gerstl

Please note that Dr. Gerstl's office hour on October 21, 2014 has been cancelled.

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"Profil" Interview with Prof. Frank

Prof. Frank argues in Austria's news magazine "Profil" that Kim Jong-un's absence in the last weeks is nothing extraordinary and not a sign of a coup or regime change. Click here for the interview.

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New Publication

Prof. Frank has for the first time written a comprehensive book on the DPRK, or North Korea. The book combines his expertise as an East Asianist and Economist with his personal insights based on 23 years of travel and interaction with North Korea on various levels, and draws heavily on his experience as an East German who spent roughly half of his life under socialism. This is in many ways a very personal book, full of anecdotes and with over 30 photographs. “Nordkorea. Innenansichten eines totalen Staates” has been published in German at DVA Munich. Please click here for more details.

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Info meeting for new EcoS students

On Thursday, October 2, at 1:15 pm we invite all new EcoS students to our seminar room 'Ostasien' at the Department of East Asian Studies (Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05) for a general info meeting.

Together with the student representatives we want to provide you further information on the curriculum and the course registration system. You should also use the opportunity to ask questions, get to know the program, the EcoS staff, the student representatives and your fellow students a little better.

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REMINDER: EcoS Students meets Alumni Event

REMINDER: The EcoS Alumni Network cordially invites all EcoS students to the 1st EcoS Students meet Alumni Event which will be an exclusive Sushi workshop with star chef SAKAI Hiroshi. The event will take place on Sunday, Sep 28, 4pm-7pm at restaurant SAKAI - The taste of Japan (Vienna, 8th district).

We aim at bringing together current EcoS students and alumni in order to exchange ideas and experiences and of course learn to create sushi specialities. This is planned to be the first of a series of events where students and alumni meet and get together.

Please note that EcoS granted an additional subsidy so that the EcoS Alumni Network can offer the workshop for only EUR 35. We only have a few spots left. So better be fast!!

For more information, please click here!

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MAKES - Dual Degree Master of European-Korean Studies

The University of Tübingen offers in collaboration with the Seoul National University a new Dual Degree Master of European-Korean Studies. To find out more click here

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Dr Gerstl on the South China Sea dispute

Austrian daily "Die Presse" talked with EcoS´ Southeast Asian expert Dr Gerstl about strategic and legal aspects of the South China Sea conflict and a possible linkage of this dispute with the crisis in the East China Sea.


Please click here to read the article!

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Lecture "Intercultural Negotiation Patterns": Exam Dates

The next exam dates for the lecture "Intercultural Negotiation Patterns" will be:

26.08.2014, 18:30-20:00, JAP1 Inst. f. Ostasienwissenschaften Japanologie,  Uni-Campus, Hof 2.4, Parterre
Registration Period: 11.08.2014, 9:00 - 25.08.2014, 18:00

03.10.2014, 18:30-20:00, Hörsaal 32
Registration Period: 18.09.2014, 9:00 Uhr - 02.10.2014, 20:00

Please register for the exam via UNIVIS.

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APPLY to become an EcoS student assistant

The EcoS team is looking for a motivated student assistant for the upcoming winter term from October 1st 2014 to January 31st, 2015 for the extent of 10 hours a week.

In close cooperation with the EcoS team and the student representatives the hired candidate will provide information to potential and current students and do various administrative work (works for Director of Studies, Approval of Credits etc.). 

Applicants must fulfill following requirements:

  • being fluent in English and German
  • being comfortable in learning and using new software applications
  • being an active EcoS student for at least one semester

For further information, please read what the remuneration for 10 hours a week exactly entails: http://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/personalwesen/info/pdf/studass_info_ss2014.pdf

If you feel that you are a strong candidate, please send your letter of motivation and your CV to ecos@univie.ac.at until August 11th, 2014.

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Dr. Gerstl on Vietnam TV 1

On June 13 2014, Dr. Alfred Gerstl, the Southeast Asia expert at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society, gave a talk on the conflict in the South China Sea that has been featured and commented on by Vietnam TV 1.


Please click here to watch the piece. (In Vietnamese)

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The South China Sea Conflict: China - Vietnam - Philippines

On Friday, June 13 2014, 18.30 o'clock, Dr. Alfred Gerstl, Southeast Asia expert at the Department of East Asian Studies, will hold a talk titled "Der Konflikt im Südchinesischen Meer: China - Vietnam - Philippinen" (in German). Helmut Kramer, Professor em., Institute for Political Science, Universität Wien, will moderate the talk.

The talk is organized by the Diplomatic Academy Vienna and by the Gesellschaft Österreich Vietnam and will be held at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna,Bruno-Kreisky-Saal der Diplomatischen Akademie Wien Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Wien, U-Bahnstation Taubstummengasse, U1.

Please register online or via Fax to 01/504 22 65-200.

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Special Lecture: Indonesia – A Rising Middle and Global Power?

Is Indonesia a new star to watch? Can this huge and rising economy be an equal match to powers like India, China or Brazil? Will it confirm her one-time status of a regional power? Is Indonesia´s democracy feasible, given its corruption, money politics and the growing pressures of the largest Muslim population? What are Indonesia´s major contributions to the world, what hinders its greater impact to global affairs? Where is Asia´s third giant heading?

On June 12, 4pm, these and other questions related to Indonesia and its position on the international scene will be addressed by Dr. Tomáš Petrů, a Prague-based Indonesianist. The event takes place in Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05 and starts at 4 pm.

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Dr. Alfred Gerstl on the current political crisis in Thailand

Dr. Alfred Gerstl,  MIR, University Assistant (post-doc) at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society, was asked to comment on the current political crisis in Thailand for the Austrian news show Servus Journal.

Please click here to hear his insights. (In German)

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Prof. Frank to speak at the World Economic Forum

Prof. Frank will join the panel on „East Asia Security Outlook“ at the World Economic Forum meeting in Manila, Philippines, on May 23rd.

The event is open to the public, there will be a live stream. For more information, see www.weforum.org/sessions/summary/asia-security-outlook

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Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 4 is NOW AVAILABLE

The fourth volume of our publication Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies (editors: Rüdiger Frank / Ina Hein / Lukas Pokorny / Agnes Schick-Chen) is now available! This volume contains articles by Christina Ellensohn, Kim Kwok, Václav Linkov, Jani Mustonen, Peter Mühleder, Lukas Pokorny and Elisabeth Schneeweiss.

Overview and Abstracts // Contributors // Editing Team // Purchase at Praesens Verlag 

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Kaminchu: Spiritual Healers in Okinawa

Volume 2 of the "Vienna Studies on East Asia", edited by Rüdiger Frank and Lukas Pokorny, is now available. Isabelle Prochaska-Meyer focuses on the Kaminchu Tradition in Okinawa.

Please click here to read more (in German) and to order your copy.

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Analysis: Prof. Frank on the newly elected North Korean parliament

Prof. Frank analyses the first session of the newly elected North Korean parliament which took place in early April 2014.
Despite the absence of major suprises, he identifies some notable developments, including: Bureaucrats still dominate the parliament; North Korea is continuing an expansionary fiscal policy; revenue from economic and trade zones is listed for the first time; the defense budget has been officially increased after many years, albeit minimally; profits from real estate rent are expected to grow much more strongly than before; the projected growth rates of expenditures on items including education, health care and social insurance are substantially reduced; and: sports are a new top priority reflected in a tripling of this item’s growth rate.

Click here to read more.

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Analysis: Prof. Frank on President Park's Dresden Speech

Fire the Speech Writers: An East German's Perspective on President Park's Dresden Speech

in: 38 North, 4/2014, U.S.-Korea Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

South Korean President Park Geun-hye gave a speech in Dresden on March 28. Much has been written about it, mostly with a focus on her proposals vis-a-vis Pyongyang.
Prof. Frank adds a few thoughts from a different angle, with perhaps surprising results for those who are not too familiar with Germany and its history. His main point is that the speech reveals a severe lack of knowledge of the East German context, and thus sends signals to North Korea that might be unintended, but are nevertheless powerful.

Click here to read more.

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New Essay by Prof. Frank

Can North Korea Prioritize Nukes and the Economy at the Same Time?

in: Global Asia, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 2014, pp. 38-42

Prof. Frank explores the question of the meaning and the feasibility of byungjin, a new policy line announced by Kim Jong-un in 2013. His key arguments are that byungjin is de facto the end to songun, as "economy and military at the same time" is logically incompatible with "military first", and that a key question is feasibility: can both be done simultaneously, and if so, where does the money come from?

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News for Applicants Graduating in Summer 2014

Knowing that many of our applicants are worried about graduating in time for the application deadline (April 30, 2014), we negotiated with the admissions office and now, we have great news for you:

If you graduate after April 30, 2014, you can substitute your BA-equivalent certificate with an official letter from your Directorate of Study stating that you indeed are set to graduate before September 30, 2014.

Please understand that an admission without a BA-equivalent certificate will be considered conditional until you provide your proof of qualification. In case you fail to do so by September 30, 2014, your admission will be revoked.

Click here for more information regarding the admission and these news.

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Lecture "Intercultural Negotiation Patterns": Exam Dates

The next exam dates for the course "WS2013-150224-1 Intercultural Negotiation Patterns" will be:

Tuesday, April 29th, 16:45-18:15, HS 32 Hauptgebäude.  

Friday June 27th, 18:30 - 20:00, HS 32 Hauptgebäude.

Please register for the exam via UNIVIS. The time window for registration via UNIVIS should be open in the two weeks prior to the exam date.

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Dr. Alfred Gerstl on the Crisis Management of the Malaysian Government

Mag. Dr. Alfred Gerstl, MIR, University Assistant (post-doc) at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society, was asked to comment on the crisis management of the Malaysian government for the Austrian news show ZIB 24.

Please click here to hear his insights. (In German)

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East Asianists and the Job Market: Intercultural Management in East Asia

On Monday, 31. March 2014, the event series  Praxis Link East Asia will focus on Intercultural Management in East Asia.

The event takes place in Seminar room OAW and starts at 6:00 pm.

Click here for more information.


We kindly ask you to register via Email to  stephan.si-hwan.park@univie.ac.at.

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Special Lecture: Social Media, Corruption, and Regime Support in China

On Monday, 7. April 2014, Prof. Lü Xiaobo of Columbia University will hold a special lecture on the topic "Social Media, Corruption, and Regime Support in China".

The event takes place in SIN 1 and starts at 6:30 pm.

Click here for more information.

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Special Lecture: Japans Wirtschaft unter Abenomics – Chancen und Risiken

On Thursday, 10. April 2014, Prof. Dr. Franz Waldenberger of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich will hold a special lecture on the topic "Japans Wirtschaft unter Abenomics –  Chancen und Risiken" (in German).

The event takes place in Japanologie, Seminarraum 1 and starts at 6:30 pm.

Click here for more information.

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EcoS featured in "Focus Point: Master Studies"

In its series "Focus Point: Master Studies" the Student Point introduces selected programs that put special emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach and combine innovative teaching methods with highly up-to-date research fields.

Click here to read the article on the MA program East Asian Economy and Society.

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Guideline for the EcoS Master Examination

In our info section for students you can now find a brief summary of information on the master examination at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society. The guidelines explain all necessary steps and formalities that are a prerequesite for a successful completion of your studies. In addition to that, there is a concise description of the process as well as valuable recommendations.

Click here for the guidelines.

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Admission for the MA program East Asian Economy and Society for the academic year 2014/15

New information on this year's admission for the MA program East Asian Economy and Society is out now. The updated application documents and information on the procedure have been uploaded and are available in our admission section.

The exact application period will last from March 3rd until April 30th, 2014.

Click here for more information.

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Special Info Meeting on the Master Exam at EcoS

The EcoS team is presenting the procedure of the final master exam at the end of your studies at the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society. Next to explaining all necessary formalities, useful tips and suggestions will be provided. On top a recent EcoS graduate will attend the meeting and share here experience. Participation is highly recommended.

When? On January 13th at 6:30pm
Where? Seminar room 1 of the Sinology Department, Hof 2, Campus

Please pre-register with the official EcoS facebook event.

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A Guide to Kim Jong Un’s 2014 New Years Speech

Prof. Frank offers his take on the New Year speech held by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, identifying a number of noteworthy points in comparison to previous New Year messages. 

Read his Guide to Kim Jong-un's New Year speech on 38 North.



2013 

New Publication on North Korea's Arirang Mass Games

In the latest issue of the Asia-Pacific Journal, Prof. Frank has published an extensive article on "The Arirang Mass Games of North Korea". The paper is freely accessible online and provides a multitude of pictures from last year's performance in the DPRK.

Read more here.

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Analysis: Prof. Frank on the Downfall of Jang Song Thaek

Following reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek was not only purged but executed on grounds of "attempting to overthrow the state", analysts offer different takes on the developments in the DPRK. In three articles one the topic Prof. Frank approaches the issue from a different angle by focusing less on the purge itself but rather on its surprisingly public fashion.

Read more on:

38 North (English)

East Asia Forum (English)

Sueddeutsche Zeitung (German)

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Prof. Frank on Perils and Pitfalls of Traveling to the DPRK

Recent media coverage on the DPRK included reports of a United States citizen that has been arrested by North Korean state authorities right before leaving the country. Picking up on this, Prof. Frank has published an article on 38 North titled "The Mysterious Case of Merrill Newman: The Perils and Pitfalls of Traveling to the DPRK". In addition to an assessment of the situation of the Korean War veteran, he shares his experience and insights on tourism in the DPRK.

Read more on 38 North.

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Special Lecture on the Politics over the Mekong River

On Wednesday, December 4, there will be a special lecture by Maria Strasakova on the topic "The Mekong River: A Future Battleground or a Platform for Cooperation". Ms. Strasakova currently holds Senior Lecturer positions at the the Metropolitan University as well as the Charles University in Prague. The event takes place in the seminar room OAW and starts at 4:30pm.

For more information please refer to the announcement.

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Special Lecture: Prof. Lee Eun-Jeung

On Friday, November 15, Prof. Lee Eun-Jeung from the Free University of Berlin will hold a special lecture on the topic "In Search of Korean Identity. From Self-Peripheralization to World Power". The event takes place in seminar room OAW and starts at 10:00am. 


Click here for more information.

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Special Lecture on the Korean War

On Wednesday, November 6, there will be a special lecture on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean War (1950-1953). The event takes place in the Senatssaal of the university's main building and starts at 4:15pm.

Speakers:

Prof. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Vice-Rector for Research and Career Development on "China and the Korean War"

H.E. Cho Hyun, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Austria, on "Paradoxes of the Korean War"

Prof. Rüdiger Frank, Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, on "The Korean War and its Legacy"

Click here for the announcement.

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East Asianists and the Job Market

Mon, October 28th

East Asianists and the Job Market is an initiative taken by the team of East Asian Economy and Society to improve the employability of students in East Asian Studies by offering a chance for an active exchange with former graduates and practitioners. In our next meeting, three graduates of East Asian Studies share their experiences on entering the job market and reflect on chances and risks. 


Please register via stephan.si-hwan.park@univie.ac.at. The number of participants is limited.

Event Announcement

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Review of North Korean Tablet Computer

In one of only a few reviews available, Prof. Frank examines the hard- and software of the North Korean tablet computer called 'Samjiyon'. In some respects, the device comes close to its western counterparts and also offers interesting content for those interested in the DPRK.


Read more on 38 North.

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Prof. Frank among top 50 economists in German-speaking countries

The German daily ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’ (FAZ) has released a ranking of economists in German-speaking countries according to their influence in politics, media and research. Prof. Frank, Chair of East Asian Economy and Society and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna, is among the top 50 economists in German-speaking countries.

Please find the article online or download it here. Unfortunately, there is only a German version available.

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HOW TO register for courses

Find below the guides on how to register for EcoS and language courses:

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Lecture "Intercultural Negotiation Patterns": 3rd and 4th Exam dates out now!

The third exam date will be September 30 2013, 18.30-20.00, Hörsaal C2 UniCampus, Hof 2. The time window for registration via UNIVIS will be in the two weeks prior to the exam date. 

The fourth exam date will be January 31 2013, 13.15-14.45, Hörsaal 32, Hauptgebäude. The time window for registration via UNIVIS will be in the two weeks prior to the exam date.via .

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Prof. Frank in "Deutsche Welle"

Experts from Germany and South Korean discussed the current state and potential future of North Korea. The "Deutsche Welle" summarized the main findings on their website.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The future of nuclear weapons. The U.S. - Russia - North Korea - Iran

 

In an April 2009 speech in Prague US President Barack Obama spoke of a world free of nuclear weapons. Obama stated that the United States would maintain nuclear deterrence during the disarmament process “for as long as nuclear weapons exist”. The panel will discuss mutual nuclear deterrence, arms control and will assess why progress in nuclear disarmament since the end of the Cold War has fallen short of expectations.

Panel Speakers:

Rüdiger FRANK
Head of department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
Heinz GÄRTNER
Academic director of the oiip; Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
Siegfried HECKER
VCDNP Visiting Distinguished Scholar (on sabbatical from Stanford University)
Alexander KMENTT
Director for disarmament, arms control & non-proliferation, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of Austria

Moderation: 
Fabio POLLY
Journalist at the ORF

Full Program

Registration

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World Congress of Hallyu Studies: Call for Papers

The World Association for Hallyu Studies (WAHS) is a new scholarly and practitioners’ organization that is striving to be the center of research that intends to bridge Hallyu and Hallyu Studies on a global scale. They invite student essays and research papers for presentation, if selected, at the First Congress of World Association for Hallyu Studies to be held in Seoul, Korea during Oct. 17-Oct. 19, 2013.

Call for student essays

Call for research papers

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Special Lecture: Dr. Marcus Mietzner

"Indonesia's Democratization after Suharto: Successes and Failures"

Wednesday, June 26 2013, 17:45

Seminar room OAW (2I-O1-05), Hof 5, AAKH Campus

Dr. Marcus Mietzner is senior lecturer at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australia National University. His research has primarily focused on political parties in democratic Indonesia.

Click here for the announcement.

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East Asianists and the Job Market

Mon, June 10th

East Asianists and the Job Market is an initiative taken by the team of East Asian Economy and Society to improve the employability of students in East Asian Studies by offering a chance for an active exchange with former graduates and practitioners. In our next meeting, three graduates of East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies and Chinese Studies) share their experiences on entering the job market and reflect on chances and risks. 

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Special Lecture: Doh Chull Shin

"Confucian Culture and Democratization in East Asia: Reassessing the Confucian Asian Values Debate"

Tuesday, June 11 2013, 16:15

Seminar room OAW (2I-O1-05), Hof 5, AAKH Campus

Doh Chull Shin is the Jack Peltason scholar in residence at the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine and Korea Foundation Chair and the Middlebush Chair at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Click here for the announcement.

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APPLY NOW: MA program East Asian Economy and Society

Admission to the MA program East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is open now. These are the four core requirements at a glance:

  1. at least BA or BSc in ANY field of study
  2. proof of English proficiency
  3. motivation letter
  4. curriculum vitae

All documents MUST ARRIVE at the admission office until July 15h, 2013.

Click here for more information.

Click here to join the Facebook group for PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS.

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Call for Applications: External Lecturers

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) at Vienna University is looking for external lecturers for courses of module 4 (refer to curriculum).We accept applications for winter term 2013/14 for example for courses with the following topics:


• Politics and/or Economy in Southeast Asia
• Religion in East Asia
• Popular Culture in East Asia
• Development in East Asia

Application deadline: May 31st, 2013

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

Click here for more information.

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Special Lecture: Gavan McCormack

"Disputed Territories: China, Japan, and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands"

Monday, May 13 2013, 6:00pm
Japanese Studies Department, Seminarroom 1 (JAP 1)
University Campus, Court 2, Entrance 2.4

This lecture looks at the evolution of the “Senkaku/Diaoyu problem” in the frame of Japan-China and US-Japan relations, considering the conflicting readings of the historical record, the relevant principles of international law, academic, media and civic constructions of the dispute, the US stake, the Okinawan stake, and the various formula that have been proposed to resolve it.

Gavan McCormack is emeritus professor in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University.

Click here for the announcement.

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Prof. Frank on ARD's Programme "Beckmann" (in German)

Prof. Frank participated in the Round Table discussion "Beckmann" on the German TV Channel ARD on Thursday, April 11, at 10:45pm. The discussion will focused on North Korea's current threats and Kim Jong Un's intentions. The possibility of a war in East Asia as well as the current situation in the country were open for debate. 

Click here for the announcement.

Click here for the video.

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Special Lecture: Ambassador IWATANI Shigeo

"Diplomats - What do they do?"

Thursday, April 18 2013, 6:30pm
Japanese Studies Department, Seminarroom 1 (JAP 1)
University Campus, Court 2, Entrance 2.4

In the lecture H.E. Ambassador Iwatani will share experiences from his 40-year career in the field in order to explain what the job of a diplomat entails. The experiences are naturally limited to the realm of Japanese diplomacy but he believes that the essence of his experience is applicable to diplomats of any other country including Austria.

Click here for the announcement.

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East Asianists and the Job Market

Mon, April 15th

East Asianists and the Job Market is an initiative taken by the team of East Asian Economy and Society to improve the employability of students in East Asian Studies by offering a chance for an active exchange with former graduates and practitioners. In our next meeting, three graduates of East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies and Chinese Studies) share their experiences on entering the job market and reflect on chances and risks. 


Please register via stephan.si-hwan.park@univie.ac.at. The number of participants is limited.

Event Announcement

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Why now is a good time for economic engagement of North Korea

Prof. Frank contributed an article to The Asia-Pacific Journal on April 8th, 2013, on engaging North Korea economically.

Full article

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What is behind North Korea's threats? - ZDF interview with Prof. Rudiger Frank.

Prof. Frank comments on the motives behind North Korea's threats. (April 1st, 2013).

YouTube

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NEW PUBLICATION: Korea and East Asia in a changing regional and global environment

This conference volume captures and analyzes the role of Korea and East Asia in a changing economic and security environment. (editors: Heung Ching Kim, Sung-Hoon Park, and Rudiger Frank).

East Asia has obviously become a focal point of international politics as well as one of the major engines of the world economy. In cultural terms the East Asian region is experiencing its own renaissance. Due to the geographically and culturally central position of Korea and the two different systems that have been established on the peninsula, looking at Korea is among the best ways to understand the East Asian region and its economic, political and social developments.

Conference Site

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Interview with Prof. Frank on North Korea canceling the Non-Aggression Pact (in German)

Prof. Frank comments on North Korea canceling the Non-Aggression Pact with South Korea on Austria's evening news ZIB 24 (Mar 8, 2013).

YouTube

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Career Mentoring and Business Education for young academics

Research assistant and PhD candidate Stephan Si-Hwan PARK launched in February 2013 the Online School for UNconventional Academics.

The Center for Doctoral Studies at the University of Vienna interviewed him about the idea behind http://howtobecomeaprofessor.com. Click here to read the full interview (German).

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Job Announcement

Junior Research Group Leaders

(incl. one position in experimental economics)
(full-time postdoc positions; Entgeltgruppe 14 TV-L)

The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen will establish a new School of Advanced Studies on Innovation in East Asia by establishing Junior Research Groups starting April 1, 2013 – pending final approval of funding by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Read more...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Second Registration Phase for Courses now open

The Second Registration Phase for EcoS courses is now open until March 11,  10 am on the UNIVIS system. Only the following courses that still have free places available are open for registration:

  • VU History of East Asia
  • VU Creative Class and Tolerance in East Asia
  • SE Political Systems in East Asia (Group 2)
  • SE Research Seminar and Monitoring Class for the Master's and PhD Thesis

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Ostasientag 2013 (in German)

7 young East Asianists will present their final theses at the Department of East Asian Studies on Monday, March 11, 3 pm to 6:30 pm in the C2 lecture hall. This event is recommended for all EcoS students as a preparation for writing their master thesis. Click here for the program.

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Video of the Round-Table Discussion: “Teaching in English? Preconditions, Problems, Advantages“

Prof. Rüdiger Frank participated in the round table discussion “Teaching in English? Preconditions, Problems, Advantages“ which was part of the friday lecture series "Internationalization 'at Home'". The discussion took place on January 25, 2013, and was organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning/CTL in cooperation with the OeAD - Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research. 

Friday Lectures

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ORF Interview on the Unification Movement with Dr. Lukas Pokorny (in German)

Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Movement who died last year, had announced the so-called Foundation Day for February 22nd, 2013. In this article, Dr. Lukas Pokorny, Bruce Fellowship Lecturer from the University of Aberdeen, explains the religious foundations of the Unification Movement. Click here to read the full article.

 

 

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REMINDER: Info meeting on course registration

We kindly invite you to our Info meeting on course registration on Monday, February 25, 6pm in seminar room OAW. You can find this event also on Facebook.

This info meeting aims at answering open questions regarding our course offer, registration process and registration system. It is open for all EcoS students, but especially recommended for new EcoS students. Please also read our EcoS guideline for new Ecos students.

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The Economist on North Korea's changing society with comments by Prof. Frank

Some remarks from Prof. Frank were cited in an article by The Economist on societal changes in North Korea. 

Read more...

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Interview with Prof Rüdiger Frank on North Korea's recent nuclear test (in German)

 

Prof Rüdiger Frank was interviewed by the Austrian daily newspaper Wiener Zeitung on North Korea's intentions behind the recent nuclear test.

Read more...

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Prof. Frank on North Korea's nuclear test (in German)

Prof. Frank comments on North Korea's most recent nuclear test on Austria's evening news ZIB 2 (Feb 12, 2013).

YouTube

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Info meeting on course registration for all EcoS students

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society and its Student Representatives kindly invite you to a Info meeting on course registration on Monday, February 25, 6pm in seminar room OAW. This info meeting aims at answering open questions regarding our course offer, registration process and registration system. It is open for all EcoS students, but especially recommended for new EcoS students. Please also read our EcoS guideline for new Ecos students.

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Information for NEW students is now available!

You can find everything about how to plan the first term, how to enroll in classes and more on our guideline for new EcoS Students here. Please note, information provided in the guideline is subject to change.  

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Information for prospective students on registration, now available!

We provide important information for prospective students on registration for our Master's program here. Please note, the deadline for online registration is February 5th. 

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Lecture "Intercultural Negotiation Patterns": Second Exam date out now!

The second exam for the M4 lecture 'Intercultural Negotiation Patterns' (Ronald Mitterhofer) will take place on March 1, 1:15pm in Seminar Room Jap 1, University Campus (Japanologie Seminarraum 1). You can register for the exam between February 15 (9am) and February 28 (12pm) via univis.

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Lecture "Intercultural Negotiation Patterns": Exam date out now!

The exam for the M4 lecture 'Intercultural Negotiation Patterns' (Ronald Mitterhofer) will take place on January 25, 1:15pm at Lecture Hall 32, University Main Buidling (Hörsaal 32). You can register for the exam between January 16 (10am) and January 24 (4pm) via univis.

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Lecture on popular sovereignty in Thailand

The Institute of International Development holds a lecture on popular souvereignty in Thailand.

Place: Seminar room IE, Department of African Studies, Hof 5

Time: January 23, 4pm

Lecturer: Ralph Guth (project staff at the Institute of International Development)

Language: German

more information

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Seminar "Transforming Taiwan: Social, political and cultural aspects" offered at our Department

The Department of East Asian Studies - Sinology together with Changjung Christian University, Tainan County, Taiwan will hold a master-level seminar in summer semester 2013. This seminar is eligible for EcoS module M4 (in the section 'additional courses / 4 ECTS').


Please find additional information on the seminar here

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Visiting Professors from Taiwan at our Department

The Department of East Asian Studies is proud to announce that there will be two guest professors from Taiwan teaching at our Department.

Prof Carol Yeh-Yun LIN (Changjung Christian University in Tainan) in February 2013

and Prof YEN Liang-Kung (National Chengchi University in Taipeh) in May 2013


Both professors will participate in Taiwan-related seminars (in Chinese and English). The seminars are open for EcoS students and can be used for the module M4. More information on the seminars will be issued in due time. 

Furthermore, both professors will hold special lectures. Please see the annoncements (Prof Lin // Prof Yen) for more information.

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Interview with Prof Rüdiger Frank on reports of 'radical reforms' in North Korea (in German)

Prof Rüdiger Frank was interviewed by the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard on the reliability of western media reports concerning 'radical reforms' in North Korea. 

Read more...

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Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 3 is NOW AVAILABLE!

The third volume of our publication Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies (editors: Rüdiger Frank, Ingrid Getreuer-Kargl, Lukas Pokorny and Agnes Schick-Chen) is now available! This volume contains articles by Elisabeth Gumpenberger, Marco Akira Klebel, Josef Falko Loher, Stephan Si-Hwan Park, Julia Ritirc and Marco Sostero.

The Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies is a joint project of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna aiming to give our graduates the opportunity to show their results to a wider audience. Even more importantly, we want to provide their peers and the international academic community with access to the work of our young and hopeful researchers. The Journal also shows the diversity of research topics covered in East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna. Literature, society, culture, economy – all these fields are represented in our multidisciplinary approach to East Asia.

Overview and Abstracts // Contributors // Editing Team // Purchase at Praesens Verlag 

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Round-Table Discussion: “Teaching in English? Preconditions, Problems, Advantages“

Prof Rüdiger Frank will participate in the round table discussion “Teaching in English? Preconditions, Problems, Advantages“ which is part of the friday lecture series "Internationalization 'at Home'". The discussion will take place on January 25, 2013, between 1pm and 2:30pm at the OeAD lecture hall (ground floor), Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Vienna 

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