ASIANET 2021: Authoritarianism, populism and new forms of nationalism in Asia. Day 2
The annual Asianet conference 2021 is hosted by MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, in collaboration with the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies.
The conference is held physically at Auditorium 1 at MF, and online participation is not possible.
8.30 – 9.00: Arrival and coffee
9.00 – 10.30: Mythopolitics in the age of Asian authoritarianism
Panel organizer: Guro Warhuus Samuelsen
Chair: Esther S. Tenberg
Silje Lyngar Einarsen, (MF) - New life to ancient lore: The mythopolitics of Sanskrit myths.
Moumita Sen, (MF) - The Mahishasur Movement: An Authoritative Narrative against Authoritarianism?
The’ang Theron, (MF) - A case study on Lokhimon: Myth-Making, Construction of a New Karbi Religious Identity and Recent Developments.
Guro Warhuus Samuelsen, (MF) - Hagiography and myth in the authoritarian populism of Narendra Modi.
Marte Nilsen, (PRIO) - Pop Culture, Art, and Indigenous Ideas of Legitimacy in Struggles over Democratization and Peace in Thailand and Myanmar.
10.30 – 10.45: Coffee break
10.45 – 12.00: Resisting or supporting military rule? Religion, art and culture during and after the 1 February 2021 military coup in Myanmar
Panel organizer: Iselin Frydenlund, MF
Chair: Nyi Nyi Kyaw, University of Duisburg-Essen
Esther S. Tenberg: Autocratic Micro-Publics on Facebook: Negotiating Reality after the Myanmar Military Coup.
Trude Stapnes (PRIO): Artistic Resistance in Myanmar’s Spring Revolution.
Marte Nilsen (PRIO): Kings, queens and little princes: the culture of politics in Myanmar.
Iselin Frydenlund (MF): Buddhist responses to the 2021 military coup.
12.00 – 12.45: Lunch break
12.45 – 14.15: State Politics and Institutions
Panel organizer: Olivia Yijian Liu (UiO/IKOS)
Chair: Rebekka Åsnes Sagild (UiO/IKOS)
Siv Helland Oftedal, (UiO/IKOS) - The Centralised Politics behind Local Development in Xi Era China: The Case of the Greater Bay Area Initiative.
Yichi Zhang, (UiO/IKOS) - How does adaption to climate construct regional identity? Guangzhou, China.
Zhou Yunyun (IKOS/UiO) – Gendering China’s Political Elite: Three Generations of Women Cadres and Their Political Narratives.
Kristin Dalen, (Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research) - Return of the Local – Social Cohesion and Trust 10 years after the Wenchuan Earthquake.
Hedda Flatø, (Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research) - Feedback mechanisms under ‘Top-level Design’: What about the silent voices?
14.15 – 14.30: Coffee break
14.15 – 15.30: Nation-building and citizenship
Panel organizer: Henrik Nykvist
Chair: Marielle Stigum Gleiss
Petra Desatova, (NIAS, University of Copenhagen) Authoritarian Electoral Management: Lessons from the 2019 Thai election.
Kari Telle, (Chr. Michelsen Institute) – Policing Religion: Online Prophesies and Godly Nationalism in Indonesia.
Henrik Nykvist, (MF) & Zhou Yunyun, (IKOS/UiO) - Cultivating the 'Successors of Socialism': Communist Youth Leagues Ideological and Political Education Program in China's Middle School.
Myunghee Lee (University of Copenhagen/NIAS) – Authoritarian Legacies, Collective Identity, and Far-right Protest: Lessons from the Taegeukgi Rallies in South Korea