Asian Studies

Joint East Asian Studies Conference 2019

We are pleased to announce that the next triennial Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC) will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 4th to 6th September 2019.

The JEASC is open to members of the British Association for Chinese Studies, the British Association for Japanese Studies, the British Association for Korean Studies and non-members alike. We welcome participants from all countries and backgrounds. 

Panel and individual paper proposals have been submitted across the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences that address topics related to Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, other parts of the East Asia region, or the region as a whole.

Programme

The call for papers closed in February 2019.

Panels and papers were selected by the organising committee, with preference given to panels with a focus on cross-regional and intra-regional issues. 

A general overview of the conference is now available on the Postgraduate East Asian Studies at Edinburgh blog site, prior to the publication of the full conference programme, and registration is now OPEN.

Register for the conference on the Postgraduate East Asian Studies at Edinburgh blog site

Pre-conference events 

Lighthouse Seminar: Lights in Time (3rd September 2019)

All around the world, lighthouses are found along coastlines to guide mariners across the waters. Lighthouses can also be lifesaving beacons to seafarers who fall prey to rough seas or typhoons. Lights in Time will look into lighthouses along the United Kingdom as well as the Asia Pacific region, highlighting their significance in maritime history. The seminar will also touch upon human stories relating to lighthouse heritage, which contributes to efforts to preserve culture, language and customs both East and West. 

This free event will be held in the Project Room, 50 George Square at 1:30pm.

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Calligraphy Workshop I: The Art of Chinese Calligraphy (3rd September 2019)

Chinese calligraphy offers a channel for the appreciation of traditional East Asian culture and aesthetics. Learn the basic stroke techniques of Chinese calligraphy and practise brush writing under the guidance of calligraphers from City University of Hong Kong and Seoul National University. Organized with the generous support of the University of Edinburgh.

This free event will be held in the Project Room, 50 George Square at 10:00am.

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Calligraphy Workshop II: Professor Pei Kai Cheng (5th September 2019)

Professor Pei-Kai Cheng will give a live demonstration of Kun Qu Opera lyrics and provide a tutorial on basic Chinese calligraphy strokes. No experience is required and writing materials will be provided. After completing the workshop, you will receive a calligraphy learning kit (brush, ink and paper) to take home as a souvenir.

This free event will be held in the Screening Room, 50 George Square at 4:00pm.

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Are you interested in Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh?

We offer interdisciplinary Masters degree programmes in Chinese, Japanese, Korean Studies, and East Asian Relations. We also welcome applications for our MSc by Research and PhD programmes, and are the only University in Scotland to offer undergraduate degree programmes in Chinese and Japanese.

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Joint East Asian Studies Conference 2019

Three-day, triennial meeting of scholars of Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, and anyone with an interest in cross-regional and intra-regional issues in East Asia.

Abden House
1 Marchhall Crescent
Edinburgh
EH16 5HP