KUASIA Fall 2020 Webinar Series – Japanese Wind in the Ottoman Palaces: A Note on the “Orientalist” Taste in the Late-Ottoman Court

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Miyuki Aoki Girardelli Assistant Professor and Art Historian Istanbul Technical University Abstract Starting from the 1860’s, the source of inspiration of the Ottoman Orientalist taste has been focused on so-called “Moorish” style, North African and Spanish Muslim elements as seen in the Pertevnyial Valide Sultan Camii (1872) and Çırağan Palace (1872), reflecting clearly the personal […]

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KUASIA Fall 2020 Webinar Series – The Production of Global Space in Hong Kong and Taipei in the 2000s: City Branding and Cultural Built Environment

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Sırma Altun Ph.D. Student, The University of Sydney Visiting Researcher at KUASIA for 2020-21 Abstract Hong Kong and Taipei embraced global city formation in the late 1990s as part of their socio-spatial ‘repositioning’ amidst the rise of China and transformations in global capitalism. How is space produced in Hong Kong and Taipei, two Asian global […]

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KUASIA Fall 2020 Webinar Series – Regionalism in East Asia: An Inquiry into Reasons and Results of Overlapping Membership

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Burcu Ermeydan PhD Candidate in International Relations Kadir Has University Visiting Researcher at KUASIA for 2020-21 Abstract Despite showing rapid institution-building process since the early 1990s, East Asia is still one of the severely under-institutionalized regions in the world. In the region, there is no single regional organization which exclusively brings all East Asian states […]

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KUASIA Fall 2020 Webinar Series – Turkey, China and the Belt and Road Initiative: Expectations of Increasing Economic Interdependence

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Dr. Altay Atlı Founding Director of Atlı Global and Lecturer at Boğaziçi University Abstract Ever since the early 1970s, when Turkey and the People’s Republic of China have established diplomatic recognition with each other, relations between these two countries have gone through significant ebbs and flows. Economic initiatives based on mutual benefits were hailed by […]

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KUASIA Fall 2020 Webinar Series – Industrial Upgrading in Western China: Unpacking the Factors Behind the Success and Failure

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Veysel Tekdal Department of International Relations Eskişehir Osmangazi University Abstract Unlike eastern China, the industrial upgrading from resource-based industries to technology-intensive ones remains a challenge in most of western China. That said, some cities in the region have much progressed in industrial upgrading over the past decade. Chongqing, Chengdu, and Xi’an, in particular, stand out […]

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Spring 2020 Seminars

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We are sorry to announce that, in response to Koç University guidance on COVID-19, all KUASIA seminars until April 30, 2020, are canceled.  

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