Asia Research Institute

   
   
  

Projects

Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia

Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia

Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) analyses how occupation - be it under colonial, wartime or Cold War powers – gave rise to unique visual, auditory and spatial regimes in East and Southeast Asia.

 

Project Yolanda

Project Yolanda

Poverty alleviation in the wake of typhoon Yolanda is an ESRC-DFID funded three-year collaborative research project between the University of Nottingham and the University of the Philippines (ES/M008932/1). This project monitors the effectiveness of the typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the Philippines in relation to building sustainable routes out of poverty. The project focuses on urban population risk, vulnerability to disasters and resilience in the aftermath of these shocks.

 

Smarties Project

Smarties Project

In a rapidly urbanising world where more than 50% of the global population lives in cities, and migration to cities puts direct stress on housing, infrastructure and services, the way in which cities are planned, built, operated and redeveloped has increasing global importance. This joint UK- India project took an urban observatory approach to develop future thinking and new approaches to increase the sustainability of selected cities in India.

 

Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus

Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future

To meet the challenges of rapid urbanisation and growing city populations, sustainable management of urban wastewater, including the protection of water resources and the recovery of recyclable nutrients, is of critical importance. In this project we focus on the metropolitan area of Manila in the Philippines to establish a systematic understanding of complex interrelations within the Water - Energy - Nutrient nexus.

 

Future Foods

Future Food

In the face of climate change we must develop new, resilient crops and yields must also increase to feed the additional two billion people expected by 2050. Future Food addresses the challenge of feeding a growing population in a changing world.

 

Nottingham-Health China project

Nottingham-Health China project

Nottingham Health China is the University of Nottingham's medical school initiative to engage with the Health Agenda in China. It includes our Evidence Based Healthcare Centre recently opened in Ningbo, mental health collaborations in Shanghai, nursing and midwifery joint work with organisations in both Ningbo and Beijing and a whole range of health related projects.

 

Continuity and change in Indian federation

Continuity and change in Indian federation

This Leverhulme funded project, a collaboration between Nottingham, Edinburgh, Bristol. Delhi, Burdwan and Hyderabad Universities assesses and explains the degree of continuity and change in Indian federalism since 1994.

 

Strikes and Social Movements in India and Brazil

Strikes and Social Movements in India and Brazil

This project compares mass strikes in India and Brazil between 2011 and 2014 and the new forms of workers' organisations that emerged in these strikes. The mass strikes affected various sectors in the two countries, but saw peak events in one sector in each country: the automobile industry in India and the construction sector in Brazil.

 

Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

The centre facilitates innovative research into and critical debate on cultural thinking and practices related to China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea as well as associated diasporic communities. The centre works closely with cultural institutions, creative industries and cultural practitioners to support the public dissemination of knowledge about cultures China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea within an international context. Through its work, the centre seeks to contribute to the activities of cultural institutions, practitioners and related communities of interest.

 

 

Civil service reform and anti-corruption: Does ethics training reduce corruption in the civil service?

Jan Meyer-Sahling leads on the development and guidance of how to design effective ethics training in Nepal and Bangladesh. The project is funded by the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme for a project on 'Civil service reform and anti-corruption: Does ethics training reduce corruption in the civil service?’. The project is co-led with Christian Schuster (UCL) and Kim Sass Mikkelsen (Roskilde University).

 

China-CrossroadsSquaresmall

Ford Foundation Project: Monitoring the implementation of China's Overseas NGO Law: The view from Europe

Led by Dr Andreas Fulda, Dr Horst Fabian, Ms Nicola Macbean, Dr Patrick Schroeder and Mr Martin Thorley, the key objective of this Ford Foundation-funded research project is to monitor and evaluate the state of implementation of China's Overseas NGO Law by documenting the intended and unintended consequences of the law for European non-profit organisations and their Chinese partners.

Included in this project are 17 case studies based on 24 in-depth interviews with leaders and co-workers of European non-governmental organisations in Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Italy. Due to their still low level of cooperation with China, Eastern, Southeastern and Southern European countries are underrepresented. The interviews were conducted after the enactment of the law in January 2017. They have been anonymised to protect the identity of both the organisation and interviewee(s).

 

 

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