“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

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

Chinese Archives and Digital Website Production Conference, 1 – 4 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

Abe’s Japan, Strategic Options and the Korean nuclear crisis

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

Hitotsubashi Students visit FAMES

On 31 January 2018 the Japanese Studies Subject group was delighted to welcome a delegation of students from Hitosubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. The visiting students were greeted by undergraduate and graduate students from the Japanese Studies programmes at Cambridge who accompanied them for a day of activities and cultural exchange. In the afternoon Drs John … More Hitotsubashi Students visit FAMES

South Korean Strategic Choices and North Korea’s Nuclear Challenge – Scott A. Snyder

Tuesday 13 February 2018 Scott A. Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S. – Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), delivered a special lunch-time talk in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies to an audience of undergraduates, research students, teaching staff and members of … More South Korean Strategic Choices and North Korea’s Nuclear Challenge – Scott A. Snyder

The Collision of Historical Perceptions – Dr Kyung-Min Park

Dr Kyung-Min Park, currently a postdoctoral researcher with Barak Kushner’s ERC project, delivered an exciting presentation on his recent research regarding the key role resident Japanese in Korea played in resolving the war repatriation issues. Contrary to previous research that set the preliminary discussion of 1951 as the starting point, Park’s investigation began from August … More The Collision of Historical Perceptions – Dr Kyung-Min Park

歴史認識の衝突

朝鮮引揚げと日韓国交正常化交渉 朴敬珉(パクキョンミン、Kyung-Min Park) Talk and Q&A to be conducted in Japanese without translation 5pm Thursday, January 18, 2018 Room 7 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA For more info contact Dr Barak Kushner: bk284@cam.ac.uk ERC Talk flyer ERC War Crimes and Empire webpage

Dr Barak Kushner gives keynote speech at international conference at Waseda University

International Symposium “Towards the Creation of Reconciliation Studies” Dec 16 2017 Dr Barak Kushner gave a keynote presentation at Waseda University’s international symposium “Towards the Creation of Reconciliation Studies”, the talk was titled ‘Unique Aspects of the East Asian Region Concerning the Historical Background to Reconciliation’ 「東アジア地域の固有性-和解の歴史的背景」 The purpose of the symposium was to bring … More Dr Barak Kushner gives keynote speech at international conference at Waseda University