About the White Rose East Asia Centre

The White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC) was a partnership between the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield to promote postgraduate training, research collaboration and knowledge exchange in the study of Japan, China and neighbouring regions.

Established in 2006 with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, WREAC brought together staff and students from East Asian Studies (EAS) at the University of Leeds and the School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) at the University of Sheffield. 

From 2012 until 2016, WREAC was generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and British Academy. Since then, one of WREAC's projects Writing Chinese has received follow-on funding from the AHRC until 2018.

Please visit our Research pages to find out  more about our current and past activities.