Shann Memorial Conference 2015 – China and Japan, 1985-2015: History of Rivalry, War, Peace and Hostility

Shann Memorial Conference 2015
St. John’s College
University of Hong Kong

China and Japan, 1985-2015:
History of Rivalry, War, Peace and Hostility

Date: 27 June 2015, Saturday
Venue: Theatre A (CBA), Chow Yi Ching Bldg., University of Hong Kong

In the past few years, much attention has been paid to Sino-Japanese relation particularly after nation-wide anti-Japan demonstrations broke out in China and the Japanese government declared sovereignty over Diaoyu islands by purchasing them from the unknown Kurihara family. At one point, the two countries were at the brink of war. In this context, this conference is a timely event to address the controversial issues of Sino-Japanese relations, which from a local Hong Kong perspective.

The speakers are cutting-edge researchers of Sino-Japanese relations or China/Japan comparative studies. This conference is aimed to add a new dimension to the history of the Sino-Japanese relation and to review the current situation of Chinese policy on Japan and the Japanese policy on China, and the impact to the overall region of East Asia.

The relationship between East Asia’s two giant powers, China and Japan, has always been and will always be crucial for understanding the development of Asia. The relationship has undergone considerable changes since the end of the Second World War but what we learn about it is often fragmented into different disciplines or knowledge of specific incidents with this background. The relationship between China and Japan is complex and emotional. It contains aspects of rivalry and complementarity. Scholars in both China and Japan, may still have difficulties in approaching the bilateral relationship in a non-prejudiced way. This is why St. John’s College to organize a cross-disciplinary international workshop about Sino-Japanese relationship.

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Shann lecture leaflet - 11-Jun-2015