A series of free seminars from guest speakers and colleagues in Asian Studies.
Each semester, Asian Studies welcomes a fantastic range of guest speakers and colleagues to present an evening seminar on their research, spanning fields as diverse as film and media, literature, religion, society and politics.
Covering some of the most vibrant regions of the world today, Asian Studies at Edinburgh includes long-established programmes in Chinese and Japanese, expertise in Sino-Japanese relations, and Korean Studies.
Seminars take place on selected Tuesday evenings, usually at 6pm in the Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square. Check the calendar for exact dates, times and venues.
Entry is free and no booking is required. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to be included on the mailing list for these events, please contact Xuelei Huang.
Spring 2018 Research Seminars
Asian Studies Seminar: Brian Victoria
'Looking at the forest instead of the trees: What’s behind Zen at War and the Buddhist–Rohingya conflict in Myanmar?'. A free seminar by guest speaker, Brian Victoria (author of Zen at War).
'Towards a Visual History of Occupation in wartime China: Tracing the Visual culture(s) of the Wang Jingwei regime, 1940-1945'. A free seminar by guest speaker, Dr Jeremy Taylor (University of Nottingham).
'The future of Korean democracy: heterarchical democracy and overcoming non-simultaneity' A free seminar by guest speaker Hyug Baeg Im (Korea University and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)).
We are the only university in Scotland to offer full undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in both Chinese and Japanese, and one of the few institutions in the UK to provide a range of language and studies options in Korean and Sanskrit.