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 […]

DGA Conference 2021 | Call for Panels

Transnational Asian Studies – Multi-Level Dynamics of Identity Formation and Institution Building Poster download DEUTSCHDie Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde (DGA) findet vom 10. bis 12.3.2021 in Duisburg statt – organisiert und koordiniert von AREA Ruhr. Konferenzsprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch. Wir bitten Sie, Vorschläge für Panels (Dauer zwei Stunden) bis spätestens bis zum 01. Juli 2020 (18 […]

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, […]