Centre for East Asian Studies : University of BristolCitation:
The biggest challenge we face today is East Asia: its economies and its politics, its security fractures and its environmental issues, and its globalising cultures. The challenge for Europe, for Britain, and for the University of Bristol, is to understand East Asia, engage with it, and prepare for a century in which Asia will be a leading player. The Centre for East Asian Studies will equip Bristol to play a prominent role in that project. It will draw together existing scholars and bring in new specialists to provide a core of interdisciplinary expertise that will direct and lead world-class research into contemporary East Asia and its historical foundations. Central to this Bristol initiative will be a distinctive research programme that builds on our proven track record in contemporary policy engagement and our existing research expertise and institutional links, taking as its key themes the EU-Asia relationship, and historical and contemporary perspectives on globalisation.http://www.bris.ac.uk/ceas/ more Language: eng English
Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network Citation:
[Established in August 2001, we] were motivated into action by the relative invisibility of women's and gender studies scholarship at the European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS) conference in Torino (2000) where only a minority of European scholars and students in the field were present. We feel that the time has come for a stronger, concentrated presence. [...] Our concern is to link European scholarship in Chinese women's/gender studies, in all its linguistic diversity. While a main aim is to bring together European scholars, so that we know who is working where, in which disciplines and on which issues, the Network is open to our colleagues in Asia and other parts of the world.http://www.wagnet.ox.ac.uk more Language: eng English
Faculty of Oriental Studies : University of CambridgeCitation:
Oriental Studies at Cambridge covers the major languages and cultures of the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, China and Japan. It also includes the study of the ancient Near East and Egypt. These pages give details of the courses offered by the Faculty and useful contact points for prospective students. There is also information on other Faculty facilites, teaching staff and on suggested reading matter.http://www.oriental.cam.ac.uk/ more Language: eng English
Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford Citation:
The Nissan Institute is a part of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) but is located in the grounds of St. Antony's College.
The Institute runs an MSc and an MPhil programme, it organises the Nissan Seminar series and the Graduate Seminar in Japanese Studies and from time to time organises workshops. Further details of each of these activities can be found on this website.
In addition you will find information about the research activities of the permanent felllows of the Institute and the visiting fellows.
For information about the undergraduate programme in Japanese Studies you should visit the website of the Oriental Institute.http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/ more Language: eng English
Japan Research Centre Citation:
Japan Research Centre (JRC)
The Japan Research Centre (JRC) has been the forum for Japan -related research activities at SOAS since 1978. The JRC develops and coordinates academic research and teaching, drawing upon the expertise of the Japan specialists who are based in various departments throughout the School. The fields covered by academic members of staff include anthropology, art and archaeology, drama, economics, geography, history, language and literature, law, media, music, linguistics, politics, religion and sociology. With one of the largest concentration of Japan specialists outside Japan, the JRC acts as a national and international centre for Japanese studies. The Centre also hosts research associates and visiting scholars who are working on projects relevant to the Centre.
The activities of the Centre include:
Organising weekly Centre seminars during term time
Organising two annual lectures, known from their sponsors as the Tsuda Lecture and the Meiji Jingu Autumn Lecture, at which senior international figures in Japanese Studies are invited to present a major piece of work.
Publishing an annual newsletter, JRC Annual Review, which reports the activities of the Centre and its member and lists past and forthcoming events in SOAS
Maintaining an up-to-date website of Japan-related activities in SOAS
Offering the Tsuda bursary and Meiji Jingu studentships to PhD students
Maintaining close links with Japanese scholars, Japanese universities, and the Japanese community in London. The Centre invites eminent Japanese scholars to strengthen its research and teaching capacities. It also receives a number of Japanese scholars visiting Britain.http://www.soas.ac.uk/jrc/ more Language: eng English
Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions Citation:
The SOAS Centre for the study of Japanese religions was founded in 1999 by a generous donation from the International Shinto Foundation. The Centre exists to promote the academic study of Japanese religions past and present in all their rich diversity and dynamism. To this end, the Centre hosts a regular seminar series and a post-graduate discussion group, the Japanese Religions Forum, as well as international workshops and conferences. The Centre also welcomes applications from outstanding students of Japanese religion for its post-graduate bursaries.http://www.soas.ac.uk/csjr more Language: eng English
The Tibet Album Citation:
The Tibet Album presents more than 6000 photographs spanning 30 years of Tibet's history. These extraordinary photographs are a unique record of people long gone and places changed beyond all recognition. They also document the ways that British visitors encountered Tibet and Tibetans.
Featuring photographs taken by Charles Bell, Arthur Hopkinson, Evan Nepean, Hugh Richardson, Frederick Spencer Chapman, Harry Staunton and the previously unidentified photographs of Rabden Lepcha.http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/ more Language: eng English
Department of East Asian Studies : School of Modern Languages and CulturesCitation:
Welcome to the Department of East Asian Studies – one of Europe's largest teaching and research centres on the Asia Pacific Region. If you want to study an East Asian language – be it Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, or Mongolian – and learn about the cultures, societies, politics and economics of this important region, then the Department has a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes to suit you.http://www.smlc.leeds.ac.uk/eas/ more Language: eng English
Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies : The University of Nottingham ; Promoting advanced multi-diciplinary research and teachingCitation:
Welcome to the Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies. Located in China House on the main University Park campus, the Institute was established in recognition of the national and global importance of understanding contemporary change and transformation in China.
The Institute is committed to undertaking and promoting advanced interdisciplinary social sciences research on key aspects of the rapid changes currently underway in China. Research themes include urban and regional development, internationalisation and Chinese business, state-owned enterprise reform, media, popular culture and society, gender dimensions of change in rural areas, and China's environment and environmental management.
The Institute of Contemporary Chinese Studies is recognised as a national leader in the provision of high quality discipline based degree programmes which incorporate the study of China. The Institute offers a single honours degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies as well as joint degrees in Economics, Geography, History, Management with Chinese Studies and Contemporary European Studies and Chinese. In addition, the Institute has several very popular Mandarin language programmes which students enrol on either optionally or as part of their degree. Further Chinese studies modules and pathways are also available to undergraduate and postgraduate students in other disciplines across the University.
The Institute also contributes to other major University of Nottingham initiatives, including developments in the China Policy Institute, extensive research and teaching collaboration with institutions in China and the recent opening of a new campus in Ningbo near Shanghai.http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/chinese-studies/ more Language: eng English