Sun & Star | Coffee & Conversation with Kazuko Kojima

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM)
Dedman Life Science Building, Room 131, SMU Campus (map)

Join us for coffee, cookies and a discussion with Keio University’s Kazuko Kojima of Sino-Japanese relations April 19! Kojima will talk about the influences of changes in Japanese domestic politics over Japan’s policymaking process toward China and over Japanese politicians’ perception toward China. She will conclude her talk with a discussion of what Japan should do now.

Kazuko Kojima (Ph.D in Law, Keio University, 2006) is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Japan. Her research focuses on Chinese politics and social organizations. Her publications in English include China’s Trade Unions: How Autonomous Are They? A Survey of 1811 Enterprise Union Chairpersons (with Masaharu Hishida, Tomoaki Ishii, and Jian Qiao, Routledge, 2010), “The Corporatist System and Social Organizations in China”, (with Jae-Young Choe, Takafumi Ohtomo, and Yutaka Tsujinaka, Management and Organization Review, Vol.8, Issue 3, November 2012), and “Ideology and the Chinese Communist Party” (David S.G. Goodman ed., Handbook of Politics of China, Edward Elgar, 2015). She is a visiting scholar at Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University (2015-17).

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.


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Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program

The Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program aims to increase awareness of the economic, historical, political, and social trends of Japan and East Asia that affect the future of China, Japan, Korea, East Asia, and the world, including the United States.  Through the Sun & Star Symposia and lecture series featuring scholars, practitioners, journalists, and government officials, students and other participants learn about the challenges and opportunities in each country’s domestic politics and economics, the region’s relationship with the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific, and the international relations of the globalized world.

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