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From 31st August to 11th September, SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin conducted a field trip in Iskandar, Malaysia for SEAC's project "The Urban Spectre of Global China - Mechanisms, Consequences, and Alternatives for Urban Future". The 18-month project is is funded by a British Academy grant for its Tackling the UK's International Challenges programme.
From 18th August to 24th August, SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin conducted a field trip in Foshan Guangzou, for SEAC's British Academy-funded project "The Urban Spectre of Global China - Mechanisms, Consequences, and Alternatives for Urban Future".
From 1st - 17th August, Prof. Hyun Bang Shin was in Bejing, China teaching the 2019 LSE-PKU Summer School course, "The Political Economy of Urbanisation in China and Asia: Globalisation and Uneven Development", while also conducting field research in bejing as part of his British Academy project.
On 13th September, Prof. Hyun Bang Shin met with SEAC’s Founding Donor, Prof. Saw Swee Hock (Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and a Member of the NUS Board of Trustees) to update the Centre’s past academic year and its plans for the future. In Singapore, Prof Shin also visited NUS to meet Professor Tim Bunnell (Direcor, Asia Research Institute, NUS), Professor Brenda Yeaoh (Research Leader, ARI), Dr Kong Chong Ho (Research Leader, ARI) and Professor Henry Yeung (Distinguished Professor, NUS and Director of the JY Pillay Comparative Asia Research Centre) to discuss further collaborative initiatives.
On 12th September, SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin met with Prof. Chua Beng Huat ( Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore), who has subsequently joined SEAC.
In Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore, SEAC Director Prof Hyun Bang Shin met with LSE alumni groups to share the updates on SEAC activities and discuss future collaborations.
On 21st September 2019, SEAC Director Prof Hyun Bang Shin was the keynote speaker at the Inter-Disciplinary Workshop in Development Studies organised by the Centre for New Economics Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Global University. The workshop's theme was "Urban Transformations".
On 20th September, SEAC Director Prof Hyun Bang Shin co-organised a session at RC21 with SEAC Associates Dr Sin Yee Koh (Monash University Malaysia) and Dr Yimin Zhao (Renmin University of China), entitled "The Urban Spectre of 'Global China' and Critical Reflections of its Spatiality".
On 20th September, SEAC Director Prof Hyun Bang Shin, as a trustee of the Foundation, co-chaired with Dr Loraine Kennedy (Senior Research Fellow, EHESS) the event "Introducing the Urban Studies Foundation", hosted by the Urban Studies Foundation in the context of RC21. The event aimed at introducing the Foundation and showcasing its activities.
On 17th September 2019, SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin gave a talk at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, entitled “In the shadow of state-led gentrification: The commercialization of residential properties in Seoul”. The visit also involved discussions with colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development for potential collaboration.
From 15th - 22nd September, Prof. Hyun Bang Shin visited Delhi, India, to convene sessions at the RC21 Conference "In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures".
On 12th September 2019, SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin gave a talk at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, entitled, “Urbanisation of (East Asian) Capital, and the Rise of Enclave Urbanism in Vietnam”.
From 27th August to 31st August, SEAC Director Prof. Hyun Bang Shin was in Seoul, South Korea, where he attended the workshop "Reconsidering Korean Urban and Regional Development Experiences: Implication for International Cooperation" hosted by the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements. Prof. Shin gave a talk entitled "Urban Transformation with ‘Korean Style’: Lessons from Property-based Redevelopmentby the Korean Developmental State".
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