Monthly Archives: March 2015

Report on the Special Symposiums held by the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies

This Center was founded on March 1, 2014 as an interdisciplinary social science research organization that would develop a global outlook on the basis of the “strategy prioritizing Asia” fostered at this university, open “new academic vistas founded upon a common Asian Pacific heritage” and provide a new social agenda, conducting its research with these aims in mind.

This symposium was held in conjunction with the Eurasia Unit for Border Research (Japan) of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at Hokkaido University, in order to develop a new perspective within the currently vibrant field of border studies.

The day began with introductory remarks from the Center’s director, Takatoshi MATSUBARA, and was followed with keynote speeches from Professor Akihiro IWASHITA of Hokkaido University and Professor Jussi Laine (University of Eastern Finland), current Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Borderlands Studies and world-expert on border research. The over 100 participants from at least a dozen countries included a number of border studies specialists and ensured a lively debate.

Notification of a Special Lecture by Professor Shin Gi-Wook

We are lucky to be able to welcome to our university the world-renowned expert on historical issues between Japan, Korea and China and Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, Professor Shin Gi-Wook.

The Professor will offer the special lecture detailed below. Those interested should apply to attend (Application necessary).

*Date: March 27 (Friday) Periods 3 & 4 (13:00-16:20)
*Theme: ”History Wars in Asia: Can the United States Play a Role?”
*Language: English (Materials in Japanese shall be distributed)
*Place: Center for Korean Studies at Kyushu University (Hakozaki Campus)

*Contact: cafs☆jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp(☆→@)
Tel:092-642-2748 Fax:092-642-7374
Apply by either email or fax, clearing stating “Professor Shin’s Special Lecture” and providing your ①name, ②email or telephone number, and ③affiliation.

For more details:
Special Lecture by Prof. Gi-Wook Shin(English)
Special Lecture by Prof. Gi-Wook Shin(English)

【EVENT】The Future of Asian Studies

Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies Symposium –
The Future of Asian Studies on Asia and Pacific 

Being held simultaneously with the Reshaping Border Studies on Asia and Pacific symposium previously announced will be a conference held jointly with Seoul National University Asia Center.

Date: March 7, 2015 (Saturday) 13:00~18:00
March 8, 2015 (Sunday) 10:00~17:10
Place: Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel [Details]
Contact: cafs★jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp(★→@)

For details regarding papers, the program and how to please follow the link below
More Information here