Open lectures, East Asia after Trump, Future of Asian Studies seminar, LU350 activity, Web version
NEWSLETTER  |  No. 4 - August 2017
Welcome to a new semester at the Centre!
Welcome to a new semester at the Centre!

We look forward to an exciting semester with many activities and events. The fall sees the start of our collaboration with UPF Lund, The Association of Foreign Affairs. The topic for the public debate on 6 September is highly relevant and timely, East Asia after Trump. The event is moderated by Dr. Paul O'Shea from the Centre and include Misato Matsuoka, Tokai University, Ra Mason, University of East Anglia, and Elina Sinkkonen, Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

We also have a range of interesting open talks lined up, including one on Hegemony and the US-Japan Alliance, Chinese communities in Cambodia, labour NGOs in China, and China's digital working class. We organize our final Lund University 350th Anniversary Event on 19th September on the topic Why Area Studies Are Important: The Future of Asian Studies with international speakers such as Professor Hyung-Gu Lynn, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, and editor of Pacific Affairs, and Professor Philippe Peycam, director of International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden. You can also look forward to an event on financial inclusion in Asia in October and many more events throughout the fall so please check our website.

A warm welcome back to the Centre and the Asia Library!
Marina Svensson
6 September: Panel Discussion
East Asia in the era of Donald Trump: Understanding the world's most important region
The world is in flux, and despite its status as the world’s foremost military power, US foreign policy under Donald Trump appears increasingly erratic and its global influence is on the wane. Meanwhile, in East Asia, China’s quest for regional and global influence continues, Japan’s security reforms move the country further away from the spirit of its pacifist constitution, and events on the Korean peninsula dominate global headlines. As the world’s foremot military power, the US plays a key role in the region.

The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies in collaboration with UPF Lund, invites you to an evening of discussion and debate with the aim of going beyond the headlines, to deepen our collective understanding of East Asia and problematise some of our common misconceptions.

For more information please see the UPF Lund web site
Open lectures
5 September
Hegemony and the US-Japan Alliance

Open lecture with Misato Matsuoka, Adjunct Lecturer at Tokai University (Japan) as well as several other Japanese universities. She also works for New Diplomacy Initiative (ND), a think tank based in Tokyo that specializes in issues such as US-Japan diplomacy.

More information here
6 September
Socializing Chineseness: Cambodia’s Ethnic Chinese Communities as a Method

Open lecture with Dr. Allen Shih-Lun Chen, Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, School of International Relations & Institute of International Studies, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

More information here
7 September
Laboring through uncertainty: the politics of labor activism in South China

Open lecture with Dr. Darcy Pan, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University.

More information here
12 September
China's Digital Working Class

Open lecture with Professor Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

More information here
LU 350 jubilee event
19 September - Seminar

At this event international scholars and scholars from Lund University and other academic institutions in Sweden will present their perspectives on the current situation and future of area studies, new approaches and projects, including transregional studies, as well as challenges for interdisciplinary studies and area studies.

More information here

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