I will be in Singapore from 12-18 January, giving a number of talks at junior colleges, and culminating with a conference with my UK colleagues at the ‘Imagining Asia Symposium‘ at Nanyang Technological University (more about that later). Last year’s lecture tour of Singapore was extremely enjoyable and I’m looking forward to revisiting old friends, making new ones, and interacting with what are unfailingly motivated and academically high-achieving groups of students to talk about northeast Asia.
The institutions I’ll be visiting are as follows; specific dates will be posted subsequently:
Another positive aspect of spending time in Singapore is its hothouse atmosphere for research and publication. In the last two-dozen months, I’ve learned a great deal from scholars working at National University of Singapore (like Kirsten Sellars and Masuda Hajimu), materials held in the Wang Gungwu Library at NTU, reading work by policy scholars at the RSIS (Michael Raska & Euan Graham, Sinologists who also work on North Korea).