The State of Swedish East Asia Research

On May 11, 2017, researchers from all over Sweden focusing on East Asia gathered in Stockholm. The conference, organized by the Institute for Security & Development Policy and the European Institute of Japanese Studies at the Stockholm School of Economics, aimed to create opportunities to discuss the current research environment, challenges in the field, and prospects for increased cooperation. In this conference report, we summarize the day’s panel discussions and their findings. Presentations in this report have been summarized by ISDP. The full panels, including comments from the audience, can be found on ISDP’s website,

A special thanks goes to Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, who through generous funding made this conference possible, and to the Stockholm School of Economics who provided the conference venue. We would also like to thank all speakers and participants for their engagement and positive feedback.

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