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.

Japan’s Summer of Disasters Decides ‘Chinese Character of the Year’

Each year Japan chooses a Kanji of the Year to represent the year's events. Revealed early this month was the 2018 word 災 , translated as disaster. Dr Nicolas Tranter discusses this years Kanji and it's meaning.

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Representing SEAS in the Authors Showcase

Emeritus Professor Graham Healey and Dr Kate Taylor-Jones are both feature authors in the Univerrity's Sheffield Author Showcase

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Advising the Government on China

Prof Katherine Morton will act as Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's inquiry into China and the Rules-Based International System.

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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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