The power of narratives in East Asian international relations

När: 2017-12-07 09:00 till 2017-12-08 16:00

The Swedish Defence University and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) are organising a two-day conference on the subject of the power of narratives in international relations in East Asia.

On the first day, researchers and experts gather in a round table setting to focus on a variety of themes, with discussions on for example Okinawa-Taiwan narratives and counter-narratives, the Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands dispute through narratives, regional narratives and expectations on China as a leading power in Southeast Asia, memes, narratives, and an emergent US-China security dilemma and more. The research forum gathers researchers such as Alice Ba, Nicola Nymalm, Kosuke Shimizu, LHM Ling, Mari Nakamura, Ulv Hansen, Linus Hagström, Alastair Iain Johnston, Mikael Weissmann, Hidekazu Sakai, Björn Jerdén and others.

On the second and final day a seminar open to the public entitled Xi Jinping´s "New Era": What Does It Mean for China´s Role in the World? will close the conference.

The conference is co-funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Stockholm.

Read more about the conference here.