Language-based Area Studies – East Asian Studies: Past Events/Training

University of Leeds East Asian Studies Research Seminars

Japan Forum Seminars

3 March 2015 Aya Homei (Manchester)
‘Family planning as soft power?: The promotion of ‘humanistic’ family planning in Asia and Japan’s identity politics, 1960-1970s’

30 October 2014 Gitte Marianne Hansen (Newcastle)
“Femininity, eating disorders and self-harm in contemporary Japanese culture”

May 6, 2014 Dimitri Vanoverbeke (KULeuven, Belgium)
The Politics of Judicial Reforms and the Lay Judge System in Contemporary Japan

March 6, 2014 Konrad Kawson (St. Andrews)
Japan and East Asia in Post-war “Moral Re-Armament” 1945-1960

February 5, 2014 Benedetta Lomi (SOAS)
Shaping Batō Kannon: Rituals and Images of the Horse-Headed Bodhisattva of Compassion

Thai Forum Seminars

Barend Jan Terwiel (Retired Professor)‘The Life of the Buddha as Presented in the Oldest Preserved Thai Manuscripts.’ 30 April 2015

Duncan McCargo (University of Leeds/visiting scholar at Columbia University)“Thai politics since the coup”, 25 November 2014

Naila Maier-Knapp (University of Cambridge) “Non-Traditional Security Challenges and their Impact on Governance in Southeast Asia” 8 May 2014

David Fall CMG, former British Ambassador to Thailand “The historical roots of current political divisions in Thailand: a farang’s perspective.” 14 March 2014

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University of Sheffield, School of East Asian Studies Departmental Research Seminars in March 2014.

All are welcome to attend and you do not need to reserve a place.

For the full seminar series up until May 2014, please see the programme below.  Printed copies of this are available to pick up from the SEAS reception desk.

Thursday, 6 March 2014. Dr. Helen Macnaughton, Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

“Japanese Volleyball Team and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics”

4pm-6 pm. Lecture Theatre 10, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RF


Thursday, 13 March 2014. Mr David Pilling, Asia Editor, Financial Times

“Bending Adversity, a Portrait of Contemporary Japan”

3.30pm–5.30 pm. Arts Tower,  Lecture Theatre 1, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN


Tuesday, 18 March 2014.  Professor Hyangjin Lee, Rikkyo University, Japan

 “The Identity Politics of Zainichi Cinema:: Historicity, Inter-ethnicity and the Transnational by Sai Yoichi and Gu Suyeon,”

4pm-6 pm. Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 1, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN


Thursday, 27 March 2014. Dr Andrew Killick, Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, The University of Sheffield

“Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Korea.”

4pm-6pm. Hicks Lecture Theatre 10, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RF