Institute for East Asian Studies

Research activities at IN-EAST benefit from the institute's contact to other leading European institutes of contemporary East Asian studies within EastAsiaNet (, a joint initiative which was formed early in 2006 at a conference in Duisburg. Its members meet twice a year. The two most recent workshops focused on "Perceptions of risk in East Asia" in Madrid (April 2009) and "Globalization: Any Possibility of Economic and Political Decoupling in East Asia?" in Copenhagen (November 2009). EastAsiaNet has also co-organised various other events, including a workshop and policy dialogue on regional integration in Northeast Asia in Brussels (June 2009), and a conference on institutional vs. network regionalisation in Asia and Europe, held in Singapore (December 2009).
The other members of EastAsiaNet are:

  • Barcelona/Madrid: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/Universidad Autónoma de Madrid,
  • Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School/ University of Copenhagen,
  • Lyon: Institut d'Asie Orientale/Institut d´Études Transtexturelles et Transculturelles, Lyon,
  • Lund: Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University,
  • Leeds/Sheffield: White Rose East Asia Centre (Centre between the Departments of East Asian Studies at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield),
  • Lisbon/Aveiro: China Observatory/ Portuguese Institute of Sinology: Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of Aveiro with Inter-University Network on Chinese Studies,
  • Prague: Institute of East Asian Studies, Charles University,
  • Venice: Department of East Asian Studies, Ca-Foscari University of Venice.