IN-EAST Research Forum

Research Forum


IN-EAST Research Forum

Summer Term 2021

IN-EAST Research Forum

Lecture Series International Research Colloquium of the Institute of East Asian Studies.
Webinar – all lectures were held as video conferences.
To register for any of the lectures please click on the registration link:

Wed, April 21, 2021, 10–12 h
Janet Hui Xue   Fellow, Center for Global Cooperation Research
The Use of Facial and Health Data in AI: The Case of the Health Code System in China and Implications for Implementations of the GDPR

Wed, April 28, 2021, 16–18 h
Florian Freitag   Institute of Anglophone Studies, UDE
Middle Magic Kingdoms: Theme Parks in China?

Wed, May 5, 2021, 16–18 h
Nele Noesselt, Tanja Eckstein, Elizaveta Priupolina   IN-EAST, UDE
Daguo Waijiao (Great Power Diplomacy): Visualized Narratives of Chinese Global Role Claims

Wed, May 12, 2021, 10–12 am
Karen Shire   IN-EAST, UDE
The Ramseyer Affair as an Opportunity for Reflecting on the Social Organization of Sexual Exploitation

Wed, May 19, 2021, 10–12 am
Mika Toyota   Centre for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Shut-in Abroad: Social Incapacitation among Low-Income Male Japanese Elderly in Thailand

Wed, June 9, 2021, 16–18 h
Katja Schmidtpott   Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum
The Making of the 20th Century City: Towards a Transnational Urban History of Japan and Europe
(Co-organized with AREA Ruhr)

Wed, June 16, 2021, 10–12 am
Anja Weiß   Institute for Sociology, UDE
Transnational Comparison: Studying Standard Diffusion and the Glocalization of ­Medical Professional Practice through a Quasi-Experiment in Ankara, Beijing, Groningen and ­Würzburg

Wed, June 23, 2021, 16–18 h
Minh T.N. Nguyen   Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University
Social Protection, Labour Mobility and the Rise of Life Insurance in Rural Central Vietnam

Wed, June 30, 2021, 10–12 am
Giulia Romano   IN-EAST, UDE
Pursuing Sustainable Urban Development in a Chinese City: Policy learning under multiple hierarchies

Thu, July 8, 2021, 16–18 h
Jörn-Carsten Gottwald   Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr University Bochum
The Politics of Fintech Regulation in China
(Co-organized with AREA Ruhr)

Wed, July 14, 2021, 10–12 am
Markus Taube   IN-EAST, UDE
From Cooperation to Conflict (and back?) Endogenous Institutional Change and Strategic Logic in China’s International Economic Relations

Wed, July 21, 2021, 10–12 am
Harald Conrad   Institut für Modernes Japan, Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Overcoming the Ethnocentric Firm? - Perspectives on Foreign Fresh University Graduate Employment in Japan

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Pinead Flach

Winter Term 2020/21

Populism in East Asian Democracies

Lecture Series International Research Colloquium of the Institute of East Asian Studies

Between November 2020 and February 2021, PinEAD hosted a nine-part lecture series, bringing together prominent scholars of the field. Except for one all presentations are available as video recordings. Just follow the links below.

Standard time slot: Wed, 10–11 am CET (30 min. lecture, 30 min. Q&A),
except for Nov 11, 2020: 9–10 am and Nov 25, 2020: 7–8 pm

Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 9–10 am
Hino Airo   Waseda University, Tokyo
Japan as an Uncharted Territory of Global Populism? Disentangling Its Myth with New Research
Link to Video of the lecture of Hino Airo

Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 10–11 am
Lin Thung-hong   Academia Sinica, Taipei
Populism in Taiwan, 2014–2020
Link to Video of the lecture of Lin Thung-hong

Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 7–8 pm
Chen Jung   University of California, Merced
Dehumanization and Polarization in the 2020 Taiwanese Presidential Election
No recording available

Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 10–11 am
Kang Won-Taek   Seoul National University
Populism, Polarized Partisanship and Democracy in South Korea
Link to Video of the lecture of Kang Won-Taek

Wed, Dec 16, 2020, 10–11 am
Yoshida Toru   Hokkaido University, Sapporo
Putting New Wine into Old Bottles? Institutions and Actors behind Japanese Populism
Link to Video of the lecture of Yoshida Toru

Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 10–11 am
Nathan Batto   National Chengchi University, Taipei
The (Rapid) Rise and Fall of Populism in Taiwan
Link to Video of the lecture of Nathan Batto

Wed, Jan 27, 2021, 10–11 am
Hijino Ken   Kyoto University
Winds, Fevers, and Floating Voters: Populist Revolts in Urban and Rural Japan
Link to Video of the lecture of Hijino Ken

Wed, Feb 03, 2021, 10–11 am
Lee Sook Jong   Sungkyungwan University, Seoul
South Korea’s Tamed Populism: Popular Protests from Below and Populist ­Politics from the Top
Link to Video of the lecture of Lee Sook Jong

Wed, Feb 10, 2021, 10–11 am
Suh Byung-hoon   Soongsil University, Seoul
Is Gov. Lee Jae-myung a Populist? Focusing on Korean People’s Assessment of his Economic Policies
Link to Video of the lecture of SUH Byung-hoon

Summer Term 2020

IN-EAST Research Forum

Lecture Series International Research Colloquium of the Institute of East Asian Studies.
Webinar – all lectures were held as video conferences.

Wed, May 20, 2020, 10–12 am
Anke Scherer   Faculty of East Asian Studies, History of Japan, RUB
Survey the Soil, Control the Country: The role of the Manchurian Colonization Corporation (Mantaku) in Manshūkoku in the 1930s and 1940s
(Co-organized with AREA Ruhr)

Wed, May 27, 2020, 10–12 am
Nele Noesselt   IN-EAST and Institute of Political Science, UDE
The PRC’s Global Leadership Claims in the ‘Green’ Economy

Wed, June 10, 2020, 10–12 am
Megha Amrith   Research Group Leader, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Ageing, Migration and the Inequalities of Care in Southeast Asia

Wed, June 17, 2020, 10–12 am
Lei Li   Department of Economics, University of Mannheim
Skill-biased Imports, Human Capital Accumulation, and the Allocation of Talent

Wed, June 24, 2020, 10–12 am
Hannes Mosler   IN-EAST and Institute of Political Science, UDE
The Kwangju Uprising 1980 and the Politics of Memory in South Korea

Wed, July 1, 2020, 10–12 am
Thomas Kalinowski   Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University
The Rise of East Asia and the Clash of Capitalisms

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Winter Term 2019/20

Theory-based Research and Fieldwork. Social Actors, Strategic Behavior, and the Logic of the Chinese Party State

IN-EAST Lecture Series

Prof. Thomas Heberer has been involved with China in academic and professional capacity the past 40 years and he has, during this time, accumulated a wealth of research experience. In five individual lectures during the winter term 2019/20, he shared his profound knowledge about research on and fieldwork in China with the audience.

Thomas Heberer   Institute of East Asian Studies IN-EAST, UDE

Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 16–18 h
China as a Developmental State. The Functionality and Logic of the Chinese Party State

Thu, Nov 14, 2019, 16–18 h
Weapons of the Rich: Strategic Behavior and Collective ­Action of Private Entrepreneurs in China

Thu, Nov 28, 2019, 16–18 h
Political Representation in an Authoritarian Context: Formal, ­Informal and Digital Forms of Representation in China

Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 16–18 h
Decoding the Chinese Puzzle: Rapid Economic and Social ­Development Despite a High Level of Corruption

Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 16–18 h
40 Years of Fieldwork in China: Preconditions, Environment, Methodologies

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Summer Term 2019

IN-EAST Research Forum

IN-EAST Lecture Series

Wed, April 17, 2019, 10–12 am
Kenneth Mori McElwain   University of Tokyo, Japan, Political Science
What Do Japanese People Want from Their Constitution?
(Co-organized with AREA Ruhr)

Wed, May 8, 2019, 10–12 am
Werner Pascha   IN-EAST, Economics
Japan’s “Silk Subway”: Reactions to China’s Infrastructure Initiative

Wed, May 15, 2019, 10–12 am
Markus Taube   IN-EAST, Economics
Why Invest in Institutional Transfers? Cultural Idiosyncrasies and Entrepreneurial Motivation

Wed, May 29, 2019, 18–20 am
Florian Coulmas and Zi Wang   IN-EAST, Sociology
Migration, Language, Satisfaction with Life

Wed, June 5, 2019, 10–12 am
Tao Liu   IN-EAST, Sociology
Social Policy Research in China with an Interdependency-centered Approach

Wed, June 12, 2019, 10–12 am
Xueguang Zhou   Stanford University, Ca., USA, Sociology
The Chinese Bureaucracy in Three Lenses: Weberian, Confucian, and Marchian

Wed, June 19, 2019, 10–12 am
Feng Xu   University of Victoria, Canada, Political Science
Eldercare Workers in Shanghai and Vancouver: An Essential yet Invisible Labour Force in Two Aspiring Global Cities

Wed, July 3, 2019, 10–12 am
Jens Wrona   University of Düsseldorf, Economics
Trade and Market Integration in Japan

Wed, July 10, 2019, 10–12 am
Thomas Heberer   IN-EAST, Political Science
Connective Representation in the Cyberspace: The Case of Chinese Entrepreneurs

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