Monthly Archives: February 2014

Chinese Historiography and Relations of the Cold War

Date: 25-26 February 2014.

Chinese Historiography and Relations of the Cold War was a series of workshops with East China Normal University Professors Shen Zhihua and Li Danhui, concerning the changes in Chinese historiography of the Cold War in China and China’s Cold War historical relations with its neighbors. Drs Shen and Li run the Center for Cold War International History Studies (CCWIHS). Dr. Sergey Radchneko from Aberystwyth University and Dr. Julia Lovell from Birkbeck University graciously offered their time as translators.

 


The Cold War and its Aftermath: Japanese Foreign Policy and Security Policy under the Abe Administration

Date: 12 February 2014.

The Cold War and its Aftermath: Japanese Foreign Policy and Security Policy under the Abe Administration features  guest speaker Professor Nobumasa Akiyama of Hitotsubashi University, Japan. The seminar brings together Dr. Barak Kushner’s research group, with the upper level class on the Cold War in East Asia that he co-teaches with Dr. John Swenson-Wright. Minister Noriyuki Shikata, Political Minister of the Embassy of Japan in the UK, will also be present for the discussion. The workshop is open to new comers.


Empire and Law: Investigating History and War Crimes in East Asia

Dates: February 7-9 2014

An international conference hosted by Dr Barak Kushner’s ERC-funded research team at the University of Cambridge, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945–1965, and Dr Kerstin von Lingen’s research team at the Cluster of Excellence, Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg University, Transcultural Justice: Legal Flows and the Emergence of International Justice within the East Asian War Crimes Trials, 1946-1954.

Project link: Heidelberg – Cambridge Symposium Feb 2014

Workshop Participants: Empire and Law.pdf