Chercheurs associés/Associate Researchers

CATHERINE LOURDES DY

PhD candidate

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Thesis title : Re-establishing Agency in the Narrative of International Norm Diffusion Theories: Bringing in the Local in the Exploration of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Philippines

Catherine Lourdes Dy is a doctoral research fellow under the umbrella of the Erasmus Mundus GEM Joint Doctorate Program. She is currently completing her PhD in cooperation with the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels and the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS) in Rome. She was an Australian Leadership Award Scholar at The Australian National University from which she graduated with a MA International Relations and Master of Diplomacy in 2012. Prior to her graduate studies, she was a faculty member at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her research interests lie within the realm of postcolonial studies, namely in examining issues in the periphery of political science and international relations. Her areas of specialization include human rights and democracy: in particular, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Philippines and the theoretical dimensions of the quality of democracy, particularly in unrecognized and marginalized States. She is currently Country Representative for the Philippines for the Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) as well as Vice President for Membership of the Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO). She is also affiliated with the University of the Philippines’ Third World Studies Center and the Norges forskningsråd’s Research School of Peace and Conflict.
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Keywords : Philippines – Postcolonial theory – Human rights – SRHR – Democracy – International norm diffusion


BRUNO HELLENDORFF

Bruno Hellendorff is Joint Research Fellow at the Egmont Institute and European Policy Centre (EPC) since 2018. His research focuses on the geo-economics and security dimensions of China’s Belt and Road initiative, as well as on defence and security issues in Europe-Asia relations (non-proliferation, maritime security). He is associate researcher at the IR center of the Université Catholique de Louvain (CECRI) and at the East Asian Studies center (EASt) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Prior to joining the Egmont Institute and EPC, he set up and coordinated a research programme dedicated to issues of “Peace and Security in Asia-Pacific” at the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP), a Brussels-based independent research centre. He has worked and published on many Asia-related academic, research and policy projects for various institutional partners, including international academic consortiums (EU COST program…), international organisations (including EU institutions) and various national ministries (defense, foreign affairs, etc.). He contributed to various international forums such as the EU-ASEAN High Level Dialogue (HLD) on Maritime Security Cooperation (2013, 2015) and EU CSCAP meetings. He was member of the Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Forum (2016). In 2017-2018, he contributed to the scientific preparation of the exhibition “Archipel: Les Royaumes de la Mer”, in the framework of the Europalia festival. He regularly comments Asian defense affairs in Belgian media and teaches as guest lecturer or Professor in several higher education institutions.


KEVIN HENRY

Chargé de cours / Associate Professor, UMONS

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Détenteur d’un Master en traduction multidisciplinaire anglais-chinois de l’ISTI décroché en 2012, Kevin Henry a entrepris à l’ULB un doctorat en Langues, Lettres et Traductologie en cotutelle avec l’Université des études internationales de Shanghai (SISU), qui s’est terminé en mai 2016 par une soutenance dans cette dernière institution. Le sujet de sa thèse, aux confins de la linguistique, de la littérature et de la traductologie, touchait la phraséologie du mandarin et la critique de sa traduction dans les versions françaises de romans chinois contemporains. Après avoir travaillé un an comme lecteur de français à SISU, il est désormais maître de conférences à la Faculté de Traduction et Interprétation de l’Université de Mons (UMONS, FTI-EII), où il donne des cours d’études chinoises et de traduction tout en poursuivant ses recherches en traductologie appliquée, en linguistique comparée et en sémiologie dans le domaine chinois. Il est par ailleurs traducteur professionnel chinois-français et auteur de la version française du Modèle Alibaba et de Fei Xiaotong, l’homme qui voulait comprendre la Chine, deux ouvrages parus aux éditions Nuvis.
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Mots clés : Études chinoises – Traductologie – Linguistique appliquée – Littérature comparée


YIJUN LI

PhD candidate

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Thesis title : Screening the Ethnic: Chinese Minority Film in New Century.

LI Yijun is currently a PhD student in Chinese studies and Communication. She works under co-supervision at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and the Communication University of China (China). She received a Master degree in Radio and Television Arts from the Communication University of China in 2014. Her research interests involve minority film, film communication and culture studies. Her current research project is aimed to explore the culture representation and transcultural communication of Chinese ethnic minority films in the context of globalization, consumerism and media revolution.
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Keywords : Chinese ethnic minority film – Media – Transcultural communication


MARIE-PIERRE LISSOIR

Chercheuse associée, LAMC, ULB

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Marie-Pierre Lissoir est docteure en Sciences Politiques et Sociales à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, et en Sciences du Langage à la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3). Sa thèse de doctorat en ethnomusicologie est consacrée au chant khap des Tai Dam du Laos. A travers la notion de modèle musical et la mobilisation de l’analyse paradigmatique, sa recherche aborde la technique musicale, ses mécanismes de transmission, ainsi que les rapports entre catégories identitaires et musicales. Marie-Pierre occupe actuellement un poste de chercheuse au Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre de Luang Prabang consacré à la culture des minorités ethniques au Laos. Elle y prépare entre autre une exposition consacrée aux instruments à vents du Laos, et peaufine sa maîtrise du lao. Elle poursuit en parallèle ses recherches en ethnomusicologie, en particulier celles consacrées aux rapports entre tons parlés et modèle musical.
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Mots clés : Musique – Chant – Laos – Tai Dam – Analyse paradigmatique – Tons parlés – Modèle – Transmission – Catégorisation – Identité


CHAN-YUE LIU 

Chercheur associé, Science Po Paris

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Liu Chanyueh est chargé de cours à l’Institut Science Politique de Paris (Science Po) depuis 2016. Après l’obtention d’une thèse de doctorat en ethnoscénologie à l’Université Paris 8, il enseigne la langue et la civilisation chinoises. Les axes de ses recherches actuelles se développent ainsi : 1. Phénomènes corporels et société chinoise depuis le XXème siècle; 2.Corps dans la pensée chinoise et ses pratiques; 3. Usage du corps, créations artistiques, Chine. Outre sa recherche et son enseignement, il se forme à la danse contemporaine

Mots clés : Ethnoscénologie – Corps et pensée chinoise – Création artistique en Chine et à Taiwan


LISA RICHAUD

Post-doctoral researcher (Fudan University and King’s College London)

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Thesis title : Au parc. Performances publiques et théâtralités quotidiennes à Pékin aujourd’hui.

Specializing in the anthropology of contemporary urban China, Lisa Richaud works as a post-doctoral researcher between King’s College and Shanghai Fudan University’s School of Public Health in the Sino-British interdisciplinary research project ‘Mental health, migration and the Chinese mega-city’. Her doctoral thesis (Université Libre de Bruxelles / FNRS, 2016) explored the social life and place-making practices of retirees in Beijing’s public parks, with particular attention to re-deployments, in other time-spaces, of « red culture » performances that can be traced back to the Mao era. She has also developed interests in the anthropology of friendship and sociality in urban contexts.
In the project ‘Mental Health, Migration, and the Chinese Mega-City’, Lisa Richaud will work in close collaboration with Profs. Dominique Béhague (King’s College) and Ash Amin (University of Cambridge) to produce fine-grained ethnographic data on the everyday experience of migrants in Shanghai’s inner city and suburban areas, with specific focus on affective and sensory aspects, along with the role of the built environment.
Her recent publications include ‘Subverting official language and discourse in China ? Type river crab for harmony’. China Information, vol. 28, no 1, p. 47-67, 2014 (avec Astrid NORDIN); ‘Mise en scène de l’innocence et jeux d’attention : Autographie d’un terrain sous surveillance dans un parc public pékinois.Civilisations, vol. 64, no. 1&2, pp. 23-34, 2015; ‘Between « face » and « faceless » relationships in China’s public places : Ludic encounters and activity-oriented friendships among middle and old aged urbanites in Beijing public parks.Urban Studies, Special issue article : Urban friendship networks : Affective negotiations in the city, 2016.

Keywords : Public spaces – China – Performances – Beijing


LIA WEI

Lia Wei received a PhD in the History of Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, for a dissertation entitled : “Highland Routes and Frontier Communities at the Fall of the Han Empire (2nd to 3rd century CE): A Comparative Study of Burial Caves South of the Upper Yangzi River”. Between the years 2009-2015, she surveyed cave burials and rock art in Southwest China (Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Hunan and Hubei provinces). In 2014-2015, she lectured at the Art Theory department in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute on the ‘History of Sinology : The Study of East Asian Art in the West’, and at the Archaeology department at Renmin University of China on ‘Comparing Values in Cultural Heritage : Landscape, Identity and Authenticity’. In 2015-2017, she taught the MA course ‘Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road’ at the department of the History of Art and Archaeology SOAS. Lia Wei was trained in the practice and theory of calligraphy, sigillography and landscape painting at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing (2007-2010). She took part in a contemporary ink painting project – ‘Biface Graphy/Open Scroll’ with calligrapher Zhang Qiang (2009-2015) and in a China Ministry of Education funded research project on Buddhist epigraphy in Shandong Province – ‘Great Vacuity Buddha-King : Sutra Engravings and Visual Culture under the Northern Dynasties’ (2012-2016). She is also part of a collaborative project in creative archaeology with geographer Rupert Griffiths entitled ‘Site_Seal_Gesture’ (2013-2017).
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Key words: Landscape Archaeology – Southwest China – Imperial Frontiers – Cultural Routes – Stone working Technologies and Epigraphy


ANDREW K. WHITEHEAD

Andrew K. Whitehead est professeur agrégé en philosophie à Kennesaw State University aux États-Unis. Il est président de l’association philosophique de l’Académie du Midi, éditeur associé de la revue Comparative and Continental Philosophy (Taylor & Francis), et un des dirigeants du Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle. Durant l’automne 2017-18, il a été professeur invité à l’Institut Supérieur de la Philosophie à KU Leuven. Il est spécialisé en philosophie comparée Est-Ouest, notamment en ce qui concerne la philosophie bouddhiste japonaise, l’École de Kyoto, le taoïsme chinois et les traditions allemande et française de la phénoménologie et de l’existentialisme. Ses projets de recherche actuels incluent une interprétation philosophique des œuvres du poète zen médiéval Ikkyū Sōjun (1394-1481) et une réinterprétation de l’intégration subjective qui examine la tension existentielle qui se pose à l’intersection de systèmes sociaux complexes et de la phénoménologie. Ses publications récentes incluent : Imagination: Cross-Cultural Philosophical Analyses (2018), Wisdom and Philosophy: Contemporary and Comparative Approaches (2016) et Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey (2014) qui sont publiées chez l’éditeur Bloomsbury.
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