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Tri-Campus Projects

E-Book: Interdisciplinary Approaches to China's Belt and Road Initiative

In this special edition E-Book, the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute is proud to present a series of research based articles written by academic experts based on all three of its campuses - in China, Malaysia and in the UK.

These articles demonstrate the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach to understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) bringing in historians, biodiversity experts, political scientists, international relations scholars, geographers and economists. These papers build on a sustained collaboration between our academics, in the UK, Pakistan (with the Lahore University of Management Sciences), Sri Lanka (with Chatham House) and Malaysia, not all of whom were able to contribute to this special issue, but whose research nevertheless informed our wider discussions.

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Belt and Road Initiative workshop, University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC), May 2019

In May 2019, colleagues from all three campuses met in UNNC to finalise a research application on the Belt and Road Initiative. Colleagues included Professor Katharine Adeney (Politics and International Relations), Dr Afzal Ashraf (Politics and International Relations), Dr Ben Barton (Politics, History and International Relations), Professor Ahimsa Campos-Arciez (School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences), Dr Faith Chan (School of Geographical Sciences), Professor Emilian Kavalski (School of International Studies), Dr Chun-Yi Lee (Politics and International Relations), Dr Christian Mueller (School of International Studies) and Professor Xiaoling Zhang (School of International Communications).

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Belt and Road (BRI) Workshop, University of Nottingham Malaysia campus, January 2019

On 22 and 23 January 2019, the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute was officially launched on the University of Nottingham's Malaysian Campus. Professor Katharine Adeney led two extremely well attended sessions introducing UoNARI to colleagues from the sciences, engineering, the arts and social sciences. She also held meetings with the Director and former Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, which took the decision to rename itself as the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute –Malaysia - to project our expertise on Asia in the region and beyond.

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Chatham House and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute workshop, Colombo (Sri Lanka), 1 November 2018: on Chinese investment in Sri Lanka

On 1 November 2018, two of the University of Nottingham's Asia Research Institute academics, Dr Alex Lechner of the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) and Professor Katharine Adeney (Nottingham), presented at a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka, organised by Chatham House and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute on the topic of  Chinese Investment in Sri Lanka

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Nottingham-Fudan Seminar on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), 8 October 2018

On 8 October 2018, four academics from Fudan University and the University of Nottingham held a joint seminar on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) chaired by the Director of the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute, Katharine Adeney. This seminar looked at the impact of the BRI on the countries along the 'new Silk Road', five years on from its launch in 2013, looking at its economic and policy challenges and repercussions on other countries and much more.

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CPEC Conference, 6-8 April 2018: The Great Transformation? The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and Culture, Economy and Society in Pakistan

From 6-8 April 2018, the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) held a joint conference on the impact of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on Culture, Economy and Society in Pakistan.

Read more, along with a downloadable programme from the conference

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