East Asia


This line of research combines the perspectives of area studies with various social sciences, namely anthropology, political science, international relations, and strategy, in the study of various themes in the East Asia region, including China, Mongolia, Japan, and the Koreas.

- Mobilities in East Asia: internal, international, and regional migratory flows, rural-urban mobilities, social mobility and social expectations, territorial mobility and energy transition;

- The Chinese state, identity, organization, and territorial cohesion: state administration and political power, regional tensions and cooperation, the creation of large regions, economic, social and cultural differences in the Chinese territory and its administration;

- Tensions and regional territorial disputes between states: bilateral relations and within the framework of intergovernmental organizations such as ASEAN;

- The global projection of China's power – relations with Africa and Portuguese-speaking territories, the role of Macau;

- Modernity in East Asia, new and emerging cultural and social configurations, derived from the growth of big cities, new media, globalization and its interlocution with the various historical, political and identity layers of the region.

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