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Workshop UBC-GEAS: Enacting "East Asia" - Actors, Ideas, and Institutions

May 10, 2017

Closed workshop

International Workshop

Enacting East Asia

Actors, Ideas and Institutions


09:30      Welcome Address

 Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott


10:00-11:30    SESSION 1

 <1> Julian Dierkes

“East Asia in the Organizational Structure of Asian Ministries of Foreign Affairs”

 <2> Matthias Zachmann

“Men in the High Castle: Visions of a Counterfactual East Asian Order in Wartime Japan, 1937-45”


 11:30-12:00            Coffee Break


12:00-13:30            SESSION 2

 <1> Verena Blechinger-Talcott

“Containing China? Japanese Cultural Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

 <2> Kai Ostwald

“China’s growing backyard: China in Southeast Asia”


 13:30-14:30            Lunch


 14:30-16:00            SESSION 3

 <1> Eun-Jeung Lee

“Occidentalism” or Images of the West in Korea”

 <2> Tim Cheek

“Ordering the World: Statecraft in Eastern Asia in Modern Times”


16:00-16:30            Coffee Break

16:30-18:30            SESSION 4

 <1> Paul Evans

“Global Reach: The Changing Pattern of Chinese Presence and Influence”

 <2> Eric J. Ballbach

“North Korea’s Emerging Nuclear State Identity: Discursive Constructions and Performative Enactment”

 <3> Anna Belogurova

“The world of Socialist Coal: Technology, Economy, and Environment in China and the Eastern Bloc (1945-70)”


 19:00                          Dinner