Events and department seminar series

Our research events and seminar series invites leading experts on East Asia from around the world and aim to provide a setting for intellectual debate, sharing ideas and collaboration.

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Department 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.

Future events

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Fri, 29 Apr 2022 15:00

North Korea, A Country Left Behind from the International Development Assistance

Chair: Dr. Sarah Son (The University of Sheffield)

Speaker: Dr Sojin Lim, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

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Past events

Time and Date Title Booking and further information
Fri, 25 Mar 2022 10:30

Forced Migration Policies in East Asia

Chair:
Dr. Wayne Wong, (The University of Sheffield)

Speaker: Naoko Hashimoto, Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan.

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Thu, 17 Mar 2022 15:00

What does a SEAS PhD (Japanese Studies) do if not become a proper academic?

Chair:
Dr. Wayne Wong, (The University of Sheffield)

Speaker: Dr. Philip Shetler-Jones, James Cook Associate Fellow in Indo-Pacific Geopolitics at the Council on Geostrategy, Consulting Fellow on the Indo-Pacific at Chatham House.

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Tue, 8 Mar 2022 17:00 Korean Language Panel Discussion and Q&A - Korean Language Education This event has now passed.
Friday 4th February
11:00 - 12:30pm

Regimes of Desire: Young Gay Men, Media, and Masculinity in Tokyo

Chair: Dr. Jamie Coates (The University of Sheffield)

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Baudinette (Macquarie University)

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Friday 11th February
15:00 - 16:30

Great Walls (2020, 28min) Film Screening and Discussion
 

Chair: Dr. David Tobin (The University of Sheffield)

SpeakerProf. William A. Callahan (The London School of Economics and Political Science)

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Friday 3rd December 
11am-1pm

Re-examining Bruce Lee's Kung Fu Persona in the Cyber Frontier: An Aural-based Approach

Chair: Wayne Wong (University of Sheffield)

Speaker: Dorothy Wai Sim Lau, Hong Kong Baptist University

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Friday 26th November

16:00 - 17:30

Researching Ethnic Identities in Contemporary China: Roundtable Discussion

Chair: David Tobin (University of Sheffield)
Speakers: Emily T. Yeh (University of Colorado Boulder), David R. Stroup (University of Manchester), Séagh Kehoe (University of Westminster), Mirshad Ghalip (Indiana University Bloomington)

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Friday 9th July 2021

13:00 - 14:30

Affective Fan Communities, from Japan to the UK

by Mana Kamioka, Keio University and Dr Georgia Thomas-Parr, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

This event has now passed. You can watch a recording of the seminar here.

Friday 25th June 2021

13:00 - 14:30

Body Cultures and Masculinities in Japan

by Christopher Tso, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge and Carolin Becke, PhD Student at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield

This event has now passed. You can watch a recording of the seminar here.

Friday 11th June 2021

13:00 - 14:30

SEAS Seminar Series: Postage Stamps as Historic Documents: The Semiotics of the First Post-Liberation Issues

by Professor James H. Grayson. Emeritus Professor of Modern Korean Studies, SEAS

This event has now passed. You can watch a recording of the seminar here.

Friday 28th May 2021

13:00 - 14:30

SEAS Seminar Series: Music, South Korea, and the Global Cold War
By Hee-sun Kim, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Kookmin University, and Hyun Kyong Hannah Chang, Lecturer in Korean Studies, SEAS, University of Sheffield

This event has now passed. You can watch a recording of the full seminar here

Thursday 17th December 2020

12:00 - 13:30

Watching North Korea from the Sky: Geospatial Mapping in Human Rights Monitoring
By Dr Sarah Son, Lecturer in Korean Studies, SEAS

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Tuesday 1st December 2020

12:00 - 14:00

National images of East Asia: From popular music to national stigma
By Dorothy Finan, PhD student, School of East Asian Studies and Dr Kristian Hauken, Teaching Associate in East Asian Studies, School of East Asian Studies

This event has now passed. you can watch a recording of each presentation at the links below

Critical perspectives on the “global” success of J-pop and K-pop idols

The “Comfort Women” Issue Japan’s Changing Stigma Management Strategy

Friday 13th November 2020

12:00 – 13:30

Steering Eldercare Service Development in China
By Dr Christina Maags, Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Sheffield
This event has now passed.
Watch a recording of the presentation here 
     

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