Founded in 2005, the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS):
The East Asian region and its constituent countries have long been central to our global future. Today its economies and its politics, its geo-political fractures, its environmental problems and its globalising cultures all present major challenges for Europe and for Britain, as they do for other parts of the world. At the University of Bristol we seek to understand East Asia in all its diversity, engage with it, and prepare for a century in which a number of East Asian countries have emerged as global players. CEAS helps to equip the University of Bristol to play a prominent role in that project. It brings together a core of researchers and scholars from the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and associates from across the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law and from the School of Historical Studies to provide interdisciplinary expertise to direct and lead world-class research into contemporary East Asia, its historical foundations and its global impacts.
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