News & Events at CEAS

Under these pages you will find information about upcoming and past events of the Centre for East Asian Studies, including guest lectures, seminars, conferences, and other things arranged under the auspices of CEAS. (Please not that the timetable for doctoral seminars is not included here.)

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Guest lectures 2017-2018

Who Promoted Hallyu to the World, the Public Sector or the Private Sector? 31 October 2018
Jimmyn Parc, Visiting Lecturer at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po Paris, and Research Associate, EU Center, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Seoul National University
Beauty Matters: The Relational Body and the Ethics of Beauty in South Korea, 23 October 2018
Joanna Elfving-Hwang, Associate Professor of Korean Studies, University of Western Australia
Japan and security issues in the Indo-Pacific, 25 October 2018
Bart Gaens, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
North Korea's Olympic Politics, 12 April 2018
St. Petersburg University Professor Sergei O. Kurbanov analyses the Olympic politics of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the context of North Korea's development. Did North Korea's "Olympic Strategy" help the country to find a way out of international isolation? How sustainable will this approach be, also with regard to the risk of war with the US?

Citizen Taking Action for a Nuclear Free Society: A Sociology of Social Movements after 3.11,
27 March 2018
Dr. Keiichi Satoh's lecture is based on a survey of 326 civil organizations which were active after the Fukushima accident.  Dr. Keiichi Satoh has a PhD (2016) in Sociology from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He visited the University of Konstanz, Germany since spring 2016 as Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Other CEAS events 2017-2019

NAJS 2019: “Naming an Era” 
The Fifteenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS), 23-24 May, 2019, CEAS, Turku, Finland. More information here​.

Korea at the Crossroads, 1 November 2018
Workshop with Dr. Jimmyn Parc, Prof. Dr. Patrick Messerlin, Stephen Ranger and Dr. Sabine Burghart. How is the US-China trade dispute impacting on Korea and what are future scenarios? Can the dominance of the Chaebols in the South Korean economy be reduced, and how competitive are South Korean SMEs? How could a trade policy for North Korea look like? What direction does the transformation of the North Korean economy take? More information here.
International Conference China and the Eastern Europe, 11-12 October 2018
China’s increasing activity and prominence in Eastern Europe raises the need to examine how China affects the politics, economics, and culture of the wider region that ranges broadly from Greece to Finland and from the Balkans to Russia. More information can be found here.
South China Sea Dispute and Regional Security in East And Southeast Asia, 5 October 2018
Intensive Course with Markku Salomaa, Docent, Military History
Japan Day and Japanese Speech Event, 23-24 April 2018
Korea Week in Turku, 2-7 April 2018
The 2018 Korea Week took place from 2-7 April 2018. It was a great opportunity to learn more about Korean culture, food, music and sports. We were delighted to have a special lecture by H.E. Ambassador Kim Soo-Gwon and by Yoon Mee-hyang.