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East Asian Studies Events

Understanding North Korea from the Inside Out'

Roundtable discussion with Professor Kathy Moon, Professor of Political Science and Wasserman Chair of Asian Studies, Wellesley College

  • Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 at 1pm in Rooms 8 & 9
    Faculty of Asian & middle Eastern Studies

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East Asian Studies Seminar Series

China Research Seminar

Research Seminars on Chinese Linguistics & Chinese as a Second Language

Image and Ideology in Colonial and Post-Colonial Taiwan

The 2018 Chuan Lyu Lectures in Taiwan Studies

Given by Prof. Joseph R. Allen, University of Minnesota

  • Monday, 14th & Tuesday, 15th May, 2018 at 5pm in Rooms 8 & 9
    Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

A Retrospect on the Abe Government: what went before, what is it trying to do, and what comes after?

A special East Asia Seminar Series talk rescheduled from earlier in the year

Given by Professor Arthur Stockwin, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford University

  • Monday, 14th May, 2018 at 5pm in Rooms 8 & 9
    Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Workshop on Grammatical Issues of the Chinese Language for Chinese Teachers

Two-dayworkshop organised within EITS Strand 5

Asian-related events in Cambridge

Chinese Leadership and Policy Changes after the last two Congresses

Emmanuel College Fellows' Talk given by Baron Jean Christophe von Pfetten, Bye-Fellow of Emmanuel College.

  • Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 at 6:15pm
    The Harrods Room, The Queen's Building, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

The talk will explore the major decisions taken at last October's 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party and at last March's 13th National People's Congress. These decisions concern the most important changes in terms of leadership and policies, with likely consequences for Western governments and businesses.

The European Dimension of China's Great Transition: West European China Policies, 1969-1982

Forum on Geopolitics, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

  • Friday, 4th May 2018 at 5:30pm
    The Board Room, Faculty of History, Sidgwick Site

Presenting his recently published monograph, Dr Martin Albers discusses how Britain, France and West Germany set about dealing with the People's Republic at the age of détente and contributed to the foundations of China's spectacular economic rise since the 1970s. He shows how the governments in Bonn, Paris and London all tried to find ways of dealing with Europe’s declining global influence, and promote their own national interests in Asia against the background of the Cold War, the end of Maoism, and the emergence of globalization. The talk casts light on the inextricable nature of economic and diplomatic affairs between the People’s Republic of China and Western Europe, and is bound to be of relevance to anybody with an interest in Sino-European relations and post-1945 international history more generally. The session will be chaired by Professor David Reynolds, Professor of International History and a Fellow of Christ’s College


The Triumph of Calligraphy over Typography: commercial book production in early modern Japan

Lecture on early-modern Japan at the Centre for Material Texts as part of the History of Material Texts seminar series, given by Ellis Tinios, University of Leeds.

  • Thursday, 10th May 2018 at 5pm
    The Board Room, Faculty of English, Sidgwick Site

Needham Research Institute Text-reading Seminars

Needham Research Institute, Cambridge

Related events elsewhere

Chen Yinque Lectures, May 2018

From 8th - 17th May, 2018, Prof. Roel Sterckx, Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization, is giving the Chen Yinque Lectures at Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou). 

Earlier Events

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