CANCELLED 13 March 2020 | 48th Conference of the „Arbeitskreis Japan-Bibliotheken“

For reason of the current COVID-19 situation it was decided to take precautionary measures and cancel the conference!     Programme 09:15-09:30   Welcome Greetings 09:30-10:00   Tristan Pfeil (Geschichte Japans, RUB): The digitaledition of the Kniffler letters 10:00-11:00   HASHIMOTO Yuta (National Museum of Japanese History): „Minna de honkoku“ Project / AI Kuzushiji Recognition 11:00-12:00   KAMEDA Akihiro (National Museum of Japanese History): Building Integrated Search and Linked Data for Integrated Studies of […]

22 January 2020 | AREA Ruhr Lecture series

An Economic Sociological Perspective on the Regulation of Transnational Labor in the Asia Pacific | Prof. Karen Shire (IN-EAST) The talk builds on a critique of economic sociology as methodologically nationalistic, and of the new sociology of markets as too general for an analysis of labour markets, to build an economic sociological theory of migration […]

4 December 2019 | AREA Ruhr Lecture series

Deliberative democracy in Japan against the backdrop of democratic challenges | Momoyo Hüstebeck Like other representative democracies, Japan has been facing a partial crisis of its political system. Democratic challenges have eroded democratic norms such as equality, representation, political accountability and legitimacy. The voter-turnouts for the last Lower House elections, for instance, have been at […]

6 Nov 2019 | Rhetoric and Evidence of Leadership Aspirations in East Asia:

On behalf of Sebastian Bersick (OAW) and Werner Pascha (IN-EAST), we cordially invite you to the Research Workshop on Rhetoric and Evidence of Leadership Aspirations in East Asia: Rhetoric and Evidence of Leadership Aspirations in East Asia: Immaterial as well as material sources of leadership and implications for regional governance patterns   VenueDuisburg, Building SG, […]

8 – 10 Nov 2019 | Annual Conference of the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan

„Metropolitan Japan in Historical and Contemporary Perspective“ Annual Conference of the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan at RUB (Ruhr University Bochum) You are cordially invited to the 2019 Annual Conference of the German Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF) “Metropolitan Japan in Historical and Contemporary Perspective”. The conference will take place […]

17 Oct 2019 | 只有大海知道 (Long Time No Sea)

情節: 自小由祖母養大的馬那衛(鍾家駿 飾),盼望長期在台灣工作的爸爸有天能回到蘭嶼,陪伴他的成長。學校里新來的年輕老師遊仲勳(黃尚禾 飾),一心想爭取記功嘉獎、早日調回台灣。學校報名參加了在高雄舉辦的全國原住民舞蹈大賽,仲勳自告奮勇擔任指導老師,而馬那衛也想趁機到台灣看爸爸,大家都為了夢想奮力一戰。在集訓過程中,仲勳卻發現,孩子們對代表達悟文化的丁字褲顯然排斥,不願穿著它上台表演。為了讓孩子們能順利登台演出,仲勳嘗試去理解、鼓勵他們,從文化中找回驕傲與勇氣。當他們終於踏上台灣的土地,仲勳和馬那衛心中堅守的夢想,也因為這些日子的努力漸漸有了轉變.   Plot: Raised by his grandma, Ma Na Wei has lived a frugal life on Lanyu (Orchid Island). At the Tao tribe community’s elementary school, a newly qualified teacher, Yu Zhongxun, sees the tiny island as a backward and boring place. He desperately wants to get back to his former colorful […]

Special journal issue on “East Asia and the EU – Partners in Global Economic Governance”

Edited by Sebastian Bersick and Werner Pascha of AREA Ruhr Professors Sebastian Bersick (Bochum) and Werner Pascha (Duisburg) have recently edited a special issue of the East Asian Community Review, a journal of Palgrave Macmillan with Professor Key-young Son of Korea University, Seoul, as editor-in-chief, on “East Asia and the EU – Partners in Global […]