Abe’s perilous Russian rapprochement

By Dmitry Filippov, PhD Student, School of East Asian Studies This article was originally posted on East Asia Forum Russo–Japanese ties gained traction throughout 2016 after over two years of marked stagnation brought on by the Ukraine crisis. In mid-December, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Japan, indicating that a Russo–Japanese rapprochement is clearly taking shape.…

At the Edge of the Modern Chinese Nation and Ex-Colonial Milieu

“At the Edge of the Modern Chinese Nation and Ex-Colonial Milieu: Transnationalism of the Chinese Community in Port of Spain, Trinidad, from the 1930s to 1970”  Dr. Sonoda Setsuko, an award winning transnational historian from Japan, recently gave a public research seminar at the School of East Asian Studies. Her seminar offered a fascinating account…

China in the aftermath of the G20 summit

By Peter Drysdale, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Head of the East Asian Bureau  of Economic Research and Editor-in-Chief of East Asia Forum in the Crawford School  of Public Policy at the Australian National University. Prof Drysdale recently gave a public lecture at the University of Sheffield as part of the School of East Asian Studies Seminar Series…