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Grad Conference: Sovereignty and Institutions in East Asia

Nov 22, 2019 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

PhD students of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität Berlin invite young scholars to present their research at the 2019 Graduate Conference on the topic “Sovereignty and Institutions in East Asia”.

The conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to investigate how the concept of sovereignty has been developed and institutionalized in the modern and contemporary socio-political landscape of the region. More specifically, it wishes to explore the universality and particularity of the conceptual development of sovereignty in East Asia in relation to its European counterpart.    





Welcome Address

Verena Blechinger-Talcott (GEAS Director, FU Berlin)


Keynote Lecture

Maria Adele Carrai (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven)

Coffee Break


Panel 1: Historical Transition

Suai Qin (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)

Empire Transformation and Sovereignty-led Modernisation: A comparative-historical analysis of China and other East Asia Regimes

Jie Feng (Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science, Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich))

China in a Trap of Empire/Nation-State Dichotomy: Based on an Analysis of Revision of Language Policy in Tibet

Jihyun Son (SOAS, University of London)

The Dragon, Taegeuk and Ihwa: Visualisation of Korean Sovereignty in the 1880s-1910s


Nicolas Schillinger (Institute of Sinology, FU Berlin)

12:30-14:00 Lunch Break

Panel 2: State Affairs

Natalia Dmitrievskaya (History and Historical Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University)

Sovereignty and National Security Policy in the ROK during the First Republic Period (1948-1960)

Karin Narita (School of Politics and IR, Queen Mary University of London)

The concept of sovereignty in Japanese reactionary political thought: a radical conservative critique of the post-Cold War international order"

Hiroko Naito (Center of Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University)

Authoritarian Rule of Law in China


Hiroko Naito

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

Panel 3: Global Challenges

Weijin Wang (School of International Relations, Sun Yat-sen University)

The Perceptual Gaps Constructed by the Chinese and the Western Media in the East China Sea

Amrisha Pandey and Lu Xu (University of Leeds, UK)

Transcending the Territorial Boundary of Sovereign States: To improve sustainable environment in international law through and enlightened use of the principle of reciprocity


Lu Xu

17:30-18:00 Concluding Session

Time & Location

Nov 22, 2019 | 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Holzlaube Room 2.2058
Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin
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