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​EAUI Summer School 2019: East Asian Regional Integration in a Populist and Nationalist Age

Published on: 29-Jul-2019

Participants of the EAUI Summer School 2019

A combination of summer school programme and an international symposium, this year’s East Asian University Institute (EAUI) Summer School was held in Tokyo, Japan, from 29 July to 2 August. It was attended by professors and 30 graduate students from the five participating universities – the host university, Waseda University (Japan), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Korea University (South Korea), Peking University (China) and Thammasat University (Thailand).

The theme for the 2019 summer school was ‘East Asian Regional Integration in a Populist and Nationalist Age: Rhetoric, Emotion and Action’. The first two days of the programme consisted lectures by professors from each university on various research topics centred on the main theme. Among them was SSS’ Assistant Professor Kei Koga who touched on ‘fake news’ and the Yasukuni Shrine controversy in his lecture, arousing passionate discussions among the students. 
The third day was marked for group discussions and also featured a screening of the film, ‘Shusenjo – The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue’. The movie prompted robust discussions from the students and faculty!

Professors from the participating universities presented their research on the fourth day, which had been designated as the international symposium. Students then made their presentations on the final day of the summer school, based on the questions allocated to them by a professor. The EAUI Summer School 2019 concluded with a farewell dinner for all participating students and professors. 

Peking University will take over from Waseda University to host EAUI Summer School 2020. 

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