Celebrate 50 Years of East Asian Studies at Leeds

A weekend of events celebrating five decades of achievement - 24-27th October 2013

It’s early autumn 1963: the second Bond film From Russia with Love is released, the Daily Mirror coins the term ‘Beatlemania’, Alec Douglas-Home replaces Harold Macmillan as Prime Minister of the UK, Malaysia is formed, and the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds takes in its first students under founding professor Owen Lattimore.

In the fifty years since then, East Asian Studies at Leeds has expanded to include Mongolian, Japanese, Thai, South East Asian and Asia-Pacific Studies. Over 1,500 students have graduated from East Asian Studies at Leeds, and have gone on to succeed in a wide range of careers and other enterprises.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming alumni and former staff back to Leeds to celebrate five decades of achievement with us in a weekend of celebratory events.

Contact us for further information on all the events and how to book.

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