Regional developments in Northeast Asia have kept John Nilsson-Wright busy commenting at length in the UK and international media. See below for a full list of UK and international print and media comment and analysis: 1. North Korea 2. South Korea 3. Japan 1. On North Korea (missile launches, nuclear test, decapitation options, Kim’s motivations, … More North Korea Crisis: Comment and analysis from Dr John Nilsson-Wright
On 14 September, the UK’s first authentic sake brewery, called Dojima Sake Brewery, opened at Fordham Abbey, just a short car ride from Cambridge. Professor Adolphson took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and said a few words. Not only are we happy to see an original Japanese business being established so close-by, but we are … More Dojima Sake Brewery opening
Wu Ming-Yi, author of Man Booker International long-listed novel ‘The Stolen Bicycle’ and one of Taiwan’s most critically acclaimed authors joined our own Dr Barak Kushner in conversation at the National Liberal Club on Friday August 17 2018. For a link to a summary of the event in Chinese please click the link below: http://www.peoplenews.tw/news/5f4d3def-f83c-426c-9eac-f03a1e7eb701 … More Meet the Writers – Wu Ming-Yi in Conversation with Barak Kushner
Friday 10th August The first day of the Azuma Kagami Translation workshop got off to a flying start with a fascinating keynote presentation by Professor Kondo Shigekazu. Professor Kondo’s presentation examined recent scholarship on the Azuma Kagami, its value as a historical record and when and how it was compiled. The second session of the … More Azuma Kagami Translation Project Workshop
Please join us this Thursday, 5 July, for a roundtable discussion with Dr Michael Green: ‘Does Donald Trump have an Asia Strategy?’ The discussion will run from 11:00 in Room R.01 in the Faculty of Classics (located opposite FAMES). All are welcome to attend.
This workshop brought together scholars from Taiwan, Japan, and Cambridge, and opened with a keynote speech by Professor Andrew Preston (Professor of American History, University of Cambridge), entitled: From Dong Dang to Danang: America’s Thirty Years’ War for Asia. Over the next two days, the topic was approached from different angles by the speakers. The first … More Cambridge Workshop: The Cold War and Post-War Taiwan
Please join us next Tuesday, 19 June, for a roundtable discussion with Professor Kathy Moon: ‘Understanding North Korea from the Inside Out’ The discussion will start from 13:00 in Rooms 8/9 in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. All are welcome to attend
A version of SLURP: a social and culinary history of ramen-japan’s favorite noodle soup, Barak Kushner’s book on the history of ramen originally published by Brill in 2012 (paperback 2014) is now out in a Japanese translation as 『ラーメンの歴史学―ホットな国民食からクールな世界食へ』バラク・クシュナー (著), 幾島 幸子 (翻訳) Those who read the language might enjoy this version as well. Bon appetit! Akashi Shoten website Asahi Shimbun … More SLURP in Japanese!
On Monday 14th May Professor Arthur Stockwin, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies at Oxford University gave a talk as part of the East Asia Seminar Series. To read Professor Stockwin’s full talk please click here Bio: Arthur Stockwin was born in Birmingham, holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics … More “A Retrospect on the Abe Government: what went before, what it is trying to do, and what comes after” Arthur Stockwin seminar 14 May 2018
Over a week in May scholars and graduate students from China, Japan and the UK gathered at Cambridge University to share their most recent research on the history of war crimes trials and the postwar in East Asia. Topics covered the KMT war crimes trials, the CCP trials, the political ramifications of both sets of … More Chinese Archives and Digital Website Production Conference, 1 – 4 May 2018
Dr John Nilsson-Wright will be giving a talk this week as part of SOAS’s JRC Seminar Programme. The talk titled: ‘Abe’s Japan, Strategic Options and the Korean nuclear crisis’ will take place this Wednesday (25th April 2018) 5 – 7pm at SOAS, University of London. For more information follow the link below. https://www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/events/seminar-and-events/25apr2018-abes-japan-strategic-options-and-the-korean-nuclear-crisis.html Abstract: In … More Abe’s Japan, Strategic Options and the Korean nuclear crisis