On October 9, Kyushu University Professors Akihiro Iwashita and Chisako Masuo spoke at an event hosted by Kings College, London. Professor Masuo questioned ‘Can the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative Bring Pax-Sinica to Eurasia?’, while Professor Iwashita examined ‘The US-Russia-China-Japan Quandrangle: Multiple Perspectives on Northeast Asia’.
The event was hosted by the War Studies department and chaired by Dr Natasha Kuhrt, with commentary provided by Dr Giulio Pugliese.
A video of the event is available HERE.
Our 7th Border Bite, by Ekaterina Mikhailova (Lomonosov Moscow State University), is a fascinating look at city-twinning on the border between Norway and Russia.
Get it HERE.
All seven of our delicious border morsels are available from HERE.
KUBS Professor Akihiro Iwashita and Kyushu University’s Professor Chisako Masuo will offer their take on Eurasian Geopolitics at King’s College, London, on 9 October 2017.
For more details see HERE.
On October 4, Lindsey DeWitt will discuss the recent inscription of the island of Okinoshima and Munakata Shrine as World Heritage over the longue duree.
For further details please see: http://asianstudies-kyushu.com/event/okinoshima-and-munakata-shrine-a-story-of-outstanding-universal-value/
See details of our summer seminar, featuring Professors David Welch, Jaroslaw Janczak & Seung Hyok Lee speaking on security issues spanning several borders in Northeast Asia, HERE.
Edward Boyle was invited to participate as an instructor for the EU Golden Week Seminar, an intensive session on EU politics and international relations hosted by the EU Center here at Kyushu University.
Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman (IIT Guwahati) has a report on the new bridge (India’s longest) connecting Dhola and Sadiya in Upper Assam, with the implications for this on the lives of locals and geopolitical tussles with China.
This is part of the long-term project that Mirza is conducting with KUBS’s Edward Boyle on border studies in India’s Northeast.
The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center of Hokkaido University will host a Summer Symposium on
Northeast Asia’s Faultline:
One Hundred Years of Sino/Russian/Soviet Competitive Cooperation
on July 13-14, 2017.
The program is summarized below, and more details can be found HERE.
Day 1 – July 13
9:30-10:00 Opening Session: Russia and China Relations Just Offshore
10:00-12:30 I. Russia Looks East, China Moves West: Foreign and Security Policies
13:30-15:30 II. Regional Powers and Northeast Asian Relations in Historical and Theoretical Perspectives
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:45 III. The Russian Far East and the Russo-Chinese Border Zone
Day 2 – July 14
10:00-12:00 IV. Competitive Complementarities: Russo-Chinese Transnational Flows
13:30-15:30 V. Near, Far, Wherever You Are: Views on Sino-Russian Relations
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:15 VI. Rethinking Sino-Russian Relations (Discussion)
On June 1, 2017, a symposium on “Thinking about the present and future for Japan and a globalizing world” was held at Chiba University’s Keyaki Hall. The symposium was organized by the “Establishing a New Paradigm of Social/ Human Sciences based on Relational Studies: in order to Overcome Contemporary Global Crises” JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (2016-2020) and its principal investigator, Professor Keiko SAKAI of Chiba University. The Symposium’s keynote address was delivered by the Asahi Newspaper’s Masataka WATANABE, and the almost 200 people in attendance responded to the panel put together by Professor SAKAI, “Responding to Global threats: from the perspectives of the West, Asia and the Middle East”.
The individual papers looking at Europe, Asia and the Middle East were each very informative and captured the audience’s attention. Everyone is now looking forward to seeing the process of cooperating upon the development of a new theoretical framework able to account for the world as a whole. In particular, it is anticipated that incorporating knowledge from Asia and the Middle East will enable us to move beyond the view, widespread in Japan, that an understanding of the EU centered on Germany and France provides THE model for development.
From April, the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies at Kyushu University has also been developing a research project through a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas.