Departmental Seminar Series

Our Departmental Seminars are open to anyone who has a keen interest in East Asia whether you are an academic in the field, a student or a member of the public who would like to learn more about the region. Our seminars aim to provide a setting for intellectual debate, sharing ideas and collaboration.

Talks will run from 4pm until 6.45pm (at the latest) and are often followed by a drink reception.

Spring Semester 2018 
Date Speaker Affiliation Title

Monday 18th March

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Diamond, Lecture Theatre 8

Susan L. Carruthers

Professor of History, University of Warwick

Victors, Vanquished, and Victims: US Occupation Soldiers in Postwar Europe and Asia

(This event is co-organised by the Department of History)

Thursday 21st March

4:00pm - 6.00pm
Alfred Denny Conference Room

Professor David Slater

Sophia University, Tokyo

New migrant flows into Japan and the issues of Refugee

Tuesday 2nd April

4.00pm - 6.00pm
Alfred Denny Conference Room

Richard Katz 

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

The Oriental Economist Report

Rejuvenating Japan by Rejuvenating Japanese Business

Tuesday 30th April

4.00pm - 6.00pm
Council Room, Firth Court

Dr Jung-Sun Han

Division of International Studies, Korea University

Making of Dark Heritage in East Asia: Attaching Shameful and Resentful Memories to Underground Tunnels

Friday 10th May

4.30 - 6.30pm
Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 5

Professor Leonard Schoppa

Professor of Politics and International Relations of Japan at the University of Virginia

Slow Way Home: How the Japanese Have Preserved a Universal Walk to School System.

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