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East Asian Studies Events

East Asian Studies Seminar Series

The 2016 Ra Jong-Yil Lecture in Korean Studies

Lessons from Korea

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens
Former American Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
William J. Perry Distinguished Fellow, Stanford University

  • Friday, 3rd June, 2016 at 5:00pm
    Old Library, Darwin College

Advance registration required - please register with Dr John Nilsson-Wright at  or on +44(0)1223-335172

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Engaging China in a Globalizing Age

Friday, 27th May, 2016 at 4:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

A round-table discussion organised by Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom, Dr Rachel Leow and Prof. Hans van de Ven.

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Magic Mirror: Reflections of an American Composer in Japan

Special guest lecture by Dr Marty Regan, Texas A&M University

Monday, 16th May, 2016 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

American composer Marty Regan presents his works for traditional Japanese instruments and discusses challenges encountered in intercultural composition and issues of musical identity. His presentation will also include a brief performance demonstration of the shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute) as well as a discussion of the intersections between Japanese musical aesthetics and other forms of creative expression and aspects of Japanese culture.

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Five Years at the Asian Development Bank: US Policies and Asian Priorities

Special guest lecture by Robert (Skipp) Orr

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Robert (Skipp) Orr is a former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, who began as an academic in Political Science with a Japan focus. He left academe to among other things become head of Boeing Japan before becoming an international advisor for the Obama campaign in 2008, which resulted in the ambassadorship.

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Sights & Sounds of Japan

The Japanese Studies group are presenting a programme of events on Friday, 11th March, 2016 inviting participants to experience different aspects of Japanese traditional culture as it is lived today.

Taster Day for School Students

Monday, 18th April, 2016 from 9:45 - 15:15
Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge

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East Asian Studies Seminar Series

China Research Seminar

Chuan Lyu Lectures

Postgraduate Research Seminar

China Goes Global: New Perspectives on Chinese Migration in China and Abroad

CRASSH Conference convened by Rudolph Ng

Monday, 27th & Tuesday, 28th June, 2016
St Catharine's College (McGrath Centre and Ramsden Room)

Asian-related events in Cambridge

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Seminars

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Unit, University of Cambridge

Needham Research Institute Text-reading Seminars

Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

Related events elsewhere

Fifth Korean Screen Culture Conference

Thursday, 2nd - Saturday, 4th June, 2016
King's College London

Earlier Events

For listings of past events, please see the Events Archive.