The first workshop of the Sino-Japanese Relations Postgraduate Network was held on 2 and 3 June 2011. Organised by Professor Caroline Rose, together with WREAC students Ed Griffith (Leeds) and Sylvie Ladosz (Sheffield), the workshop was attended by postgraduate students working on aspects of Sino-Japanese relations, based in the UK and Europe. The students presented on their respective work in progress. There was a good balance of students at various points of their studies, from people just starting to those who had recently submitted.
The methodology sessions, which included a presentation on ethics from WREAC student Caroline Fielder who is external to the Network, were particularly useful to engender discussions about the merits/demerits of particular approaches and frameworks as evidenced by feedback received:
The network will now be taken forward thought the establishment of a dedicated website and a second workshop in June 2012. Funding is being sought to allow participation by research students from further afield who are working on Sino-Japanese relations.