Review of the past online guest lectures

In the AREA Ruhr Guest Lecture Series two lectures were successfully held online as webinars in late June and early July 2020. This format was chosen due to public health concerns and travel restrictions during the Corona pandemic. Prof. Tracy Miller (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA) gave a presentation on Creativity, Geometry, and Generative Design in […]

2 July 2020 | 4 – 6 pm | ONLINE Guest Lecture by Dr. Henrik Sørensen | Ruhr University Bochum

Please register with to receive the respective Zoom link and password for the meeting. *Please notice that this event will start at 4 pm sharp* Within the ERC funded research project BuddhistRoad  we are happy to announce the following guest lecture: DUNHUANG AS SACRED SPACE: On the History and Formation of a Major Religious Site […]

26 June 2020 | 4 – 6 pm | ONLINE Guest Lecture by Prof. Tracy Miller | Vanderbilt University

Please register with kerstin.lukner@area-ruhr.deto receive the respective Zoom link and password for the meeting. *Please notice that this event will start at 4 pm sharp* Creativity, Geometry, and Generative Design in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism The famous pagoda at Songyuesi (ca. 523 CE) is not only the earliest full-size pagoda extant in China, […]

19. Juni 2020 | Virtueller Ostasientag

Das Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften IN-EAST lädt Sie herzlich zum24. Duisburger Ostasientag ein, der in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal virtuell stattfindet. Freitag, 19. Juni 2020 16.00 – 18.00 Uhr in einer Live-Video-Konferenz per ZOOM Die Beziehungen zwischen der EU und China  Herausforderungen – Risiken – Chancen In der zweiten Jahreshälfte 2020 wird Deutschland die EU-Ratspräsidentschaft übernehmen. Viele der ursprünglich geplanten […]

9 June 2020 | 6.30 – 8.00 pm (Tokyo time) | online lecture by An Huy Tran

Towards a Transnational Sexual Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan Tuesday, 9th June 2020 | 6.30 – 8.00 pm  (Tokyo Time) Link to the event: Prior registration required:, For more information about An Huy Tran click here

20 May | AREA Ruhr Occasional Lecture Series

INEAST Research Forum Lecture by Anke Scherer (in cooperation with Area Ruhr) Survey the Soil, Control the Country: The role of the Manchurian Colonization Corporation (Mantaku) in Manshukoku in the 1930s and 1940s Dr. Anke Scherer is Research Fellow at the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Dept. Japanese History, Ruhr University Bochum Due to public […]

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 […]