WREAC's research is broadly directed by the four research clusters that provide a framework for research on prominent and emerging themes in East Asian studies.
WREAC's second phase of development under the AHRC-BA funded Language Based Area Studies (LBAS) development programme (2012-2016) has allowed the Centre's research to evolve through distinct research projects within three strands:
For more information about the research projects developed under AHRC-BA funding, including links to individual project webpages and external websites, please click here.
WREAC is also currently involved in various collaborations with the other LBAS centres, as well as academic and non-academic partners, including:
During the first phase of ESRC-funded development (2006-2012), WREAC focused primarily on postgraduate student training. For a list of students who completed doctoral and Master's level training through WREAC funding, please see students.
While funded by the ESRC, WREAC researchers led a variety of other research projects, as follows: