Event dates: Wednesday, 11th July 2007 09:00 AM to Thursday, 12th July 2007 17:00 PM

Location: University of Leeds, UK Contact: Events
 
China, Japan and Regional Leadership in East Asia
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University of Leeds, UK - This research workshop brings together a number of experts on East Asia , China and Japan to discuss among other issues, how we may conceive regional leadership itself.

East Asia as an increasingly prominent region in the international system. It has also become a more coherent entity from strengthening developments in regionalism and regionalisation. Understanding how the region is, or will most likely be 'led' by a particular power is important. This in turn should be considered in terms of ‘governing' the East Asia region, and ensuing regional governance structures being constructed by this process. China and Japan as the stand-out dominant powers in the region. Will a singular regional leader or hegemon emerge or a co-leadership governance structure? Or will China and Japan simply work to cancel out the other's bids for leadership, and thus ensure that no clear leadership structure is formed? This research workshop brings together a number of experts on East Asia , China and Japan to discuss these issues, including how we may conceive regional leadership itself.

The research workshop is the initial phase activity in the development of a bigger research project WREAC hopes to establish on the theme of China , Japan and Regional Leadership in East Asia. The main purpose of the workshop is therefore to generate discussion amongst expert scholars that will help us further define both the key relevant issues and the principle aims and objectives of the research project overall. An edited text will be produced based on the presented papers.


Invited Speakers

• Mark Beeson ( University of York )
• Christoph Bluth ( University of Leeds )
• Shaun Breslin ( University of Warwick )
• Christopher Dent ( University of Leeds )
• Hugo Dobson ( University of Sheffield )
• Reinhard Drifte ( University of Newcastle )
• Glenn Hook ( University of Sheffield )
• Christopher Hughes ( University of Warwick )
• Ngoc Nguyen ( Institute of International Relations , Vietnam )
• Neil Renwick ( University of Coventry )
• Caroline Rose ( University of Leeds )
• Steve Tsang ( University of Oxford )

For more details please contact:
Dr Christopher Dent
Dept of East Asian Studies
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6470
Email: c.m.dent@leeds.ac.uk

http://www.wreac.org/11-12%20July%2007%20research%20workshop.htm

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