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Japan, Far East and Ireland





Symposium: 'Ireland in East Asia: Nationalism, Colonialism, Imperialism'

Hosted by Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Monday 12 March 2018

2pm-5pm in the Belfast Room, Ulster Museum (enter via Stranmillis Road)



1. 'From Analogy to Comparison: Japanese Views on lreland and Korea in the 1910s-1920s'. Eiri SAITO, Musashino University, Japan


2. 'Encountering the Exiles: Irish-Americans and the Japanese world view in the late 19th century'. Naoki SAKIYAMA, Chiba University, Japan


3. 'Korean nationalist intellectuals and Ireland, 1916-1919'. Chang-U SHIN, Hosei University, Japan


4. 'Gatekeepers without portfolio: Irish journalists in East Asia, ca.1900-1941'. Peter O’CONNOR, Musashino University, Japan



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This is a free event, open to all members of the university and the public.


Held in association with the Institute of Irish Studies, and School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast, and KAKEN Research Project (Japan) 15H03234 Japanese perspectives of Ireland in the construction of Japanese colonialism, and the view from Ireland and Korea, ca.1870-1950 (Principal researcher: Professor Eiri Saito, Musashino University, Japan).