Published annually, the School of East Asian Studies Newsletter EAST 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.


Digital and downloadable version of our 2020 newsletter


SEAS welcomes a number of new staff

During 2019 SEAS welcomed a number of new staff who joined our Japanese Studies and Korean Studies Teams. They include Dr Jennifer Coates, Dr Martyn Smith, Dr Nozomi Uematsu, Dr Hyun Kyong Hannah Chang and Dr Sarah Son.

Employability in the spotlight

On joining SEAS in August 2019, Dr. Sarah Son (Lecturer in Korean Studies) took over the role of Employability Lead for the School.

Book launch for the poetry contest in six hundred rounds

In 2019, Dr Thomas McAuley pubished his long awaited Book The Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds: A Translation and Commentary. The contest, known in Japanese as Roppyakuban uta’awase, contains 1200 poems by twelve poets on 100 topics, covering both the seasons and love.

The secret world of fangirls

SEAS PhD candidate Georgia Thomas-Parr. Hosted an event titled ‘The Secret World of Fangirls’ in November. The event was in collaboration with the individuals with whom Georgia had become acquainted during the course of her 18-months of ethnographic fieldwork at anime conventions and Japan-related events in the UK.

Update on our newsletter postal mail out.

Please note, due to unprecedented circumstances caused by the current Coronavirus outbreak we have taken the decision to postpone the postal mail out of our 2020 Newsletter until further notice. 

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.