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    As part of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School, the East Asia Program provides an intellectual home for students and faculty interested in the study of East Asia. It supports and facilitates multidisciplinary research and dialogue on the history, economy, politics and social development of the region, especially China, Japan, and the two Koreas, and on the relations of the United States with the region.

    The East Asia Program runs seminars organized around the research by faculty and advanced graduate students, hosts scholars of and from East Asia, and holds conferences and workshops. Please come and join us for these activities. 


  • East Asia News

    Lovely discusses possible outcomes of Trump-Xi meeting on Bloomberg

    Mary Lovely was interviewed on Bloomberg's Surveillance podcast about the possible outcomes of the forthcoming meeting between President Trump and President Xi. "We're looking at politics here so he [President Trump] may be looking for some gigantic sign that he has won, that he as somehow brought the Chinese to the table in a way that no one else could," says Lovely.


    Taylor discusses Putinism on CNAS podcast

    Brian Taylor, author of The Code of Putinism (Oxford University Press, 2018), was a guest on the Center for a New American Security podcast Brussels Sprouts. Taylor says that Putinism is less an ideology than a code for staying in Vladimir Putin’s good graces, administering authority over the largest country on earth, and maintaining a grip on power in a nation whose economy continues to stagnate.


    Lovely comments on multilateral trade, G20 summit in Japan Times

    The U.S. shift away from multilateralism may continue beyond the Trump presidency, says Professor Mary Lovely. It isn’t clear how much support there is within the Democratic Party for a return to multilateralism and a support for free trade. Lovely was interviewed for the Japan Times article "Can the G20 summit pave a path for the future of multilateral trade?"

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