SEAS Newsletter

Published annually, the EastAsia@Sheffield newsletter keeps staff, students and all those interested in East Asia up-to-date with the latest developments. In addition to news about the School's activities, the newsletter features articles on topical issues in China, Japan and Korea.

February 2019 Newsletter highlights

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SEAS welcomes new staff and says goodbye to some. 

During 2018 SEAS welcomed a number of new staff. Dr Deokhyo Choi, Lecturer in Korean Studies with a specialism in Korean History; Kyuin Kim, Korean Language Tutor; Dr Jamie Coates, Lecturer in East Asian Studies with a specialism in cultural anthropology of China and Japan and Sarah Peacock, the School's new Learning Technology Officer.
The School also said farewell to longstanding member of staff Dr Lily Chen who retired in January and Dr Gosia Jakimow who has taken up a new position at Durham University.

Japan Now North

Artists, authors and filmmakers from Japan filled various Sheffield cultural institutions in February with a festival of Japanese arts and culture co-curated by SEAS academic staff. Kate Taylor-Jones and Mark Pendleton worked with arts agency Modern Culture, the Japan Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation in highlighting some of the best in contemporary culture from Japan.

Japan Now North 2018
Japan Now North 2019

New Era of Leadership in SEAS

September 2019 will see a major and exciting change in the governance of the School of East Asian Studies as Professor Hugo Dobson steps down as Head of Department after 6 and a half years and Professor Kate Taylor-Jones takes on the role

40 Years of Korean Studies at Sheffield

2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of Korean Studies at the University of Sheffield. To celebrate this milestone we are planning a number of celebrations throughout the year.

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