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.

Perfect Harmony announced as new era for Japan

Dr Thomas McAuley writes about the announced of the new era name of Japan, revealed on 1st April 2019. The new era name ‘Reiwa’ will take effect from 1st May 2019.

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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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