Our Research

The School of East Asian Studies has a vibrant research culture, with staff members actively engaged in research and publication at international levels of excellence.

Foreign Graduate Employment in Japanese Companies

Dr Harald Conrad organised and presented at a 2-day conference in London to discuss Japanese company hiring practices and foreign graduate employability. the conference was covered by a number of news outlets.

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BAJS Conference 2018: Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity, and Change in Japan

The School of East Asian Studies will be hosting next years BAJS conference. 5th -7th September, Sheffield Students Union

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Japan nods to North Korea with its ‘Chinese character of the year’

Every December, Japan chooses a “Chinese character of the year” to summarise the dominant stories of the last 12 months. This year’s winner is 北, or “north”. North Korea’s nuclear machinations, it seems, are at the top of Japanese minds.

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World-leading Research

Research that takes place in the School is divided into three clusters. Each cluster represents an area of existing research strength and priority, and builds on the strong track record of language-based area studies and related multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches and combines and coordinates research activities from different disciplines, as well as straddling political boundaries in East Asia.

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