Digital Asia 2021

Digital Asia 2021 Exploring the East Asia region through different lenses and creative mediums to develop new initiatives, synergies and collaborative partnerships. The recently-launched Digital Asia Exhibition is a student-led online exhibition showcasing a culmination of work created by students in the School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) at the University of Sheffield. The work…

Coronavirus in Japan: why is the infection rate relatively low?

Hiroaki Richard Watanabe, University of Sheffield The number of deaths and infections from the global coronavirus pandemic is now larger outside China, where the outbreak began, than inside the country. Italy, Iran and South Korea, China’s neighbour, have been among the countries worst hit by the virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Japan…

The Secret World of Fangirls

Article by: Georgia Thomas-Parr PhD Candidate in the School of East Asian Studies The Festival of Social Science is a nationwide event which offers researchers the opportunity to present their research to the public in the format that they wish. Last year’s festival (November 2019) saw the hosting of an exhibition titled, ‘The Secret World…

Book Launch for the Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds

The School of East Asian Studies was pleased to hold a launch on 10 December 2019 to mark the publication of a new book by Dr Thomas McAuley, The Poetry Contest in Six Hundred Rounds: A Translation and Commentary (2 vols) (Brill, 2020). Dating from 1192-93, the contest, known in Japanese as Roppyakuban uta’awase, contains…