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12th Lodz East Asia Meeting

12th Lodz East Asia Meeting

Martin Lavicka12 Jan 2016Leave a comment


12th Lodz East Asia Meeting

Overcoming Controversies in East Asia

University of Lodz, Poland

June 2-3, 2016

The Lodz East Asia Meeting is an annual conference for scholars interested in political, economic and social aspects of Asian affairs. After the success of the last four editions, we wish to continue the meeting as an international event. It will provide a valuable opportunity for the exchange of ideas between scholars from different countries. We wish the Lodz East Asia Meeting to become a forum for both experienced academics and young researchers who always make up a significant number of the participants.

The 2016 conference will focus on the examination of political, economic and social controversies and dilemmas in East Asia as well as ways of overcoming them. East Asia is considered to be the most dynamically developing region in the world, but it is also plagued with numerous unsettled territorial disputes, historical problems, conflicting nationalisms and economic frictions. Even after the end of the Cold War political tensions and instabilities have persevered in the Asia-Pacific region. On the other hand, the last two decades have witnessed attempts at overcoming regional controversies both in the political and economic spheres. Six-party talks on the North Korean issue, apologies by Japan for the war of aggression, or economic integration processes have been widely discussed by the international community. We hope that the Lodz East Asia Meeting becomes a place for an exchange of opinions on these crucial developments.

The LEAM 2016 keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Caroline Rose from the University of Leeds. Professor Rose is the President of the British Association for Japanese Studies, Executive Director of the White Rose East Asia Centre and Director of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds. She specialises in various aspects of Japanese and Chinese foreign policy as well as historical problems in Sino-Japanese relations. Her books include Sino-Japanese Relations: Facing the Past, Looking to the Future? (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004) and Interpreting History in Sino-Japanese Relations (Routledge, 1998).

In addition, the organisers plan to prepare a special panel on current developments in Sino-Japanese relations.

Please secure your date and join us!

Abstract submission at:
www.leam.uni.lodz.pl

Venue: University of Lodz, Poland
Language: English
Date: June 2-3, 2016
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: March 31, 2016
Conference Fee: 80 EURO (graduate students 45 EURO)

If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at leam@uni.lodz.pl

 

 

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