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Conferencia “Asia-Europa: el orden económico mundial en el año 2050”

El director general de Emerging Markets Forum, Harinder S. Kohli, presentará el próximo 4 de mayo, a las 18.00 h, en el Centro de Casa Asia en Madrid su informe económico “El mundo en el año 2050”.  Este informe señala las pautas por las que el centro de gravedad mundial se está desplazando hacia Asia y analiza las consecuencias para las economías europeas, dado que la mayor parte del crecimiento económico de aquí al 2050 está siendo generado por las economías asiáticas emergentes.

4 de mayo a las 18.00 h Centro Casa Asia-Madrid.
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Sábado 30 de abril

Ciclo de cine de Kazajstán: "Journey to Home"


20.00 h Cine Girona, Barcelona.

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Lunes 2 de mayo

Curso: "Introducción a la lengua thai" (nivel 1, 2 y 3)


Del 2 de mayo al 6 de julio Sede de Casa Asia, Barcelona.

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Miércoles 4 de mayo

Curso "Shodo y poesía japonesa: sentir y escribir el poema"


Del 4 de mayo al 6 de julio Centro Casa Asia-Madrid.

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Jueves 5 de mayo

Jornada: "Literatura de las Antípodas"


18.30 h Sede de Casa Asia, Barcelona.

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Casa Asia en el Salón del Cómic 2016


Del 5 al 8 de mayo Fira de Barcelona.

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Viernes 6 de mayo

Jornada sobre oportunidades de colaboración con Japón


9.30 h Sede de Casa Asia, Barcelona.

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Curso "El jardín como paisaje: Kare Sansui - Roji"


Del 6 al 20 de mayo Centro Casa Asia-Madrid.

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Curso "Judo Management. La estrategia del judo: el camino de la flexibilidad"


Del 6 al 27 de mayo Sede de Casa Asia, Barcelona.

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Viaje poético a través de la música: "Diálogo entre la poesía persa y la catalana"


9 de mayo Sede de Casa Asia, Barcelona.

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 Curso introductorio de Shodo


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Sesión académica a cargo del Embajador Sérgio Moreira Lima, Presidente de la Fundación Alexandre de Gusmão

Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima   Diplomático, formado en el Instituto Rio Branco. Abogado por la Universidad Estatal de Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), es miembro licenciado de la Orden de Abogados de Brasil. Realizó una maestría en Derecho Internacional Público en la Universidad de Oslo. Sirvió en la Misión de Brasil en las Naciones Unidas y en las embajadas en Washington, Lisboa y Londres. Fue Embajador en Tel Aviv (cumulativo con Ramala), Oslo y Budapest. Fue electo Vicepresidente y Presidente del Consejo Gubernamental del Fondo Común de Productos de Base de las Naciones Unidas. Dentro de las funciones en Itamaraty, fue Secretario de Control Interno y Director del Instituto de Investigación de Relaciones Internacionales (IPRI) de la Fundación Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG), institución que actualmente preside. Ha publicado numerosas obras y recibidos diversos honores entre los que se destacan la Gran Cruz de la Orden de Rio Branco, las Órdenes de Mérito de Francia, Noruega y Hungría, la Orden de Cristo de Portugal, y la Orden de Victoria de Gran Bretaña


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Nobel Laureates to Embark on Rare Mission to North Korea

FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visits the Kim Il Sung University in March 2014. Nobel Prize winners will visit the North's top universities to give speeches and hold workshops in May 2016.
FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) visits the Kim Il Sung University in March 2014. Nobel Prize winners will visit the North's top universities to give speeches and hold workshops in May 2016.

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A group of Nobel laureates plans to visit North Korea later this month for rare academic exchanges amid heightened tensions over the country's nuclear development.
The International Peace Foundation, a Vienna-based private organization that promotes peace through science, plans to hold a weeklong program of events to engage the North in what the group calls "silent diplomacy." Through the program, Nobel Prize winners will visit the North's top universities to give speeches and hold workshops. The program, dubbed "Bridges — Dialogue Towards a Culture of Peace," will be held May 2 to 6 in Pyongyang.
"Silent diplomacy"
The main keynote events will be held at Kim Il Sung University, the North's major university, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The delegation also will hold workshops, seminars and dialogues with students and scholars from various educational institutions at Kim Chaek University of Technology and the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
This will mark the first time the group has hosted the program inside North Korea.
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The three laureates attending this year are Finn Kydland from Norway, Aaron Ciechanover from Israel, and Richard Roberts from Britain. They won their Nobels for economics, chemistry and medicine, respectively.
The events are aimed at inspiring North Korea's "young generation" and strengthening "international understanding by building long-term bridges" between the visiting scholars and local universities, according to a statement released by the group last week.
"We believe in dialogue, exchange and education as a basis for peace so we are not undermining international sanctions, but hope that the event can be used as a tool for silent diplomacy," Uwe Morawetz, the group's founding chairman, who has visited the North six times to prepare for the upcoming visit, told VOA.
Nuclear standoff deepening
The visit comes as a Cold War-style standoff is deepening between North Korea and the international community following Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test in January.
FILE - A sales assistant in Seoul, South Korea, watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, Jan. 6, 2016.
FILE - A sales assistant in Seoul, South Korea, watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, Jan. 6, 2016.
Despite increased sanctions against the country, Pyongyang has continued with a series of provocations. Over the weekend, Pyongyang fired a submarine launched ballistic missile, prompting the U.N. Security Council to issue a press statement condemning the move.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday said North Korea has almost completed preparations for its fifth nuclear test.
South Korean concerns
Shortly after the visit was announced, South Korea raised concerns with the group that its trip could be used as a political tool for Pyongyang. Morawetz said his group will proceed with the visit despite the risk.
"We listened to their concerns. We take them seriously. But we cannot postpone or cancel our visit," Morawetz said.
"We will not engage in any political activities. If we have the feeling it is misused in any way, then there might be a possibility that we may not continue with the visit while there," he added.
IPF has been holding a series of "Bridges" events since 2003, touring Asian countries. Forty-eight Nobel laureates — as well as high-profile speakers and artists such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Hans Blix and Jackie Chan — have participated in this series of events, according to the group.
This report was produced in collaboration with VOA Korean Service

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  1. NEW BOOK > The Foundation History of the Nuns’ Order by Bhikkhu Anālayo

NEW BOOK > The Foundation History of the Nuns’ Order by Bhikkhu Anālayo

by Michael Zimmermann
Hamburg Buddhist Studies Series 6
Series Editors: Steffen Döll & Michael Zimmermann
The Foundation History of the Nuns’ Order
by Bhikkhu Anālayo

projektverlag, Bochum/Freiburg 2016
Hardcover, 278 pages, € 29.80
ISSN 2190-6769
ISBN 978-3-89733-387-1
This book is a companion to Bhikkhu Anālayo’s previous studies of The Genesis of the Bodhisattva Ideal and The Dawn of Abhidharma. In the present book he examines the foundation history of the Buddhist order of nuns, based on a detailed study of the canonical accounts of this event preserved in Chinese, Pāli, Sanskrit, and Tibetan. Anālayo investigates how the different and at times conflicting parts of the textual account of this particular episode gradually evolved to constitute the foundation history in the way in which it is now extant. His findings put into perspective the Buddha’s refusal to found an order of nuns as well as the prediction that the going forth of women supposedly spells decline for the whole Buddhist tradition, showing how these elements would have arisen and then become part of the foundation history.
For more information: https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/en/publikationen.html

Michael Zimmermann, Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Universität Hamburg, Germany, Michael.Zimmermann@uni-hamburg.dehttp://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg.de/

Stanford Silk Road

May 5
“The Story of Mulan:  Women and War in Early Medieval China”
By Scott Pearce, Professor, Western Washington University
Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Knight Bldg. Room 102, at 521 Memorial Way, Stanford University

The story of Mulan, a woman who went to war, has undergone many transformations, in China and beyond. Its earliest version, however, “The Poem of Mulan,”  was not Chinese in origin, but apparently came from among the Inner Asian Tuoba people who in the late fourth century conquered the Yellow River plain to establish the Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Though the received version of the poem is in Chinese, evidence is strong that this was a translation of a folk song in the Tuoba’s Altaic language. In this paper we examine “The Poem of Mulan” against the background of Northern Wei history to see what it can tell us about the Tuoba army, its relationship to Tuoba society, and women’s role in that society.

Trained in the history of China, inner Asia, and Japan, and in Chinese thought and religion, Professor Scott Pearce specializes in the alien dynasties that ruled northern China during the 5th and 6th centuries AD. He currently is working on a book on the “great reformer” emperor, Xiaowen (r. 471-499), who refashioned his realm from an imposition by force of arms into a state that sought to rest upon the traditions of his conquered Chinese subjects. From this work come scholarly and teaching interests in many related issues, such as the encounter and interaction of cultures, the evolution of Buddhism in medieval China, military history, and the poetry of war. 

May 25
“Ritual Seals as Evidence for Silk Road Studies”
By Prof. Paul Copp, University of Chicago
Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Knight Bldg., Room 102, at 521 Memorial Way, Stanford University

Strikingly similar uses of seals (including ideas of seals) are widely attested in religious and magical practices across Afro-Eurasian history, in cultures and periods as disparate as medieval Britain, ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and Tang China. This much is easily shown. What is much more difficult to answer are questions of how to understand these connections. For example, can we--and if so, in what precise ways can we--consider the rich and far-flung evidence for these similar practices and conceptions as evidence for the trade and cultural networks we now call the silk road? Surveying evidence especially from China, India, and Central Asia (but considering broader connections), this talk will ponder this question and the methodological issues connected with it.
Paul Copp is associate professor in Chinese religion and thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Body Incantatory: Spells and the Ritual Imagination in Medieval Chinese Buddhism (Columbia, 2014) and is currently at work on a new book, tentatively titled "Seal and Scroll: Buddhism and Manuscript Culture at Dunhuang."

Sponsored  by the Silk Road Foundation and the Center for East Asian Studies


miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016

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  1. JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 18 April - 25 April

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 18 April - 25 April

by Matthew McMullen


The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
18 April 2016 to 25 April 2016.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to 
jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.



ANTHROPOLOGY

National University of Singapore - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION,
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, TO BEGIN IN JANUARY 2017
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52874


Washington University in St. Louis - Post-doctoral Fellow in Women,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52863




ART AND ART HISTORY

Washington University in St. Louis - Post-doctoral Fellow in Women,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52863




ASIAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Educational Testing Service - AP Readers for US Government and
Politics, US History and World History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52869




EAST ASIAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Educational Testing Service - AP Readers for US Government and
Politics, US History and World History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52869


Washington University in St. Louis - Post-doctoral Fellow in Women,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52863




JAPANESE HISTORY / STUDIES

Educational Testing Service - AP Readers for US Government and
Politics, US History and World History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52869


University of California - Berkeley - Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral
Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52862


University of Melbourne - The Asia Institute is seeking a committed
and engaging Japanese studies specialist to take on an ongoing role
as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Japanese studies.
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52870


Washington University in St. Louis - Post-doctoral Fellow in Women,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52863




RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND THEOLOGY

University of California - Berkeley - Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral
Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52862




NONE

City University of New York - Graduate Center - Student Life
International Student Manager
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52871


City University of New York - Queensborough Community College -
Development Grants Director - Office of Sponsored Programs
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52865