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Cross-cultural Encounters – the Travels of Gender Theory and Practice to China and the Nordic Countries (Cultural Encounters)
Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

This interdisciplinary project is concerned with the cross-cultural translation of knowledge and practices that may take place when different cultures interact, and the resulting production of new knowledge. Taking the travelling routes of gender theory and practice to China and the Nordic countries as the empirical object of study, the project will focus on the crucial questions of why and how knowledge travels or fails to travel. The project will explore in which forms and by whom knowledge is sent, received, understood, translated, or even rejected as well as the impact of these travels.The main objective is to develop an alternative travelling theory to facilitate an improved understanding of the cross-cultural translation of knowledge and practices. The project is significant for the European Research Area, as well as for governments, civil society and the general public in light of increased and new forms of cross-cultural interaction between Europe and Asia.

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