Conference: The power of narratives in East Asian international relations
On December 7-8, 2017 The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Defence University organised a two-day conference on the subject of the power of narratives in East Asian international relations.
During the two days, leading researchers from around the world gathered to focus on a variety of themes such as for example Okinawa-Taiwan narratives and counter-narratives, the Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands dispute through narratives, regional narratives and expectations on China as a leading power in Southeast Asia, memes, narratives, and an emergent US-China security dilemma and more. International guests and prominent researchers such as Alice Ba, Alastair Iain Johnston, Peter Gries, LHM Ling, Mari Nakamura, Kosuke Shimizu, Hidekazu Sakai and others attended.
On the second day a seminar open to the public entitled Xi Jinping´s "New Era": What Does It Mean for China´s Role in the World? closed the conference.
The conference was co-funded by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Stockholm.