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Asia Pacific Studies Graduate selected as a ALT in the JET Programme. Graduate of our Asia Pacific Studies course, Grace Varty, has been selected as a Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japanese schools as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. Congratulations Grace!   Read about...

Prof Niki Alsford featured in Taipei Times Our Director for the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific, Prof Niki Alsford, has been featured in Taipei Times in a published article on the book launch of 'Taiwan’s Contemporary Indigenous Peoples' organised by the School of Oriental...

ISAP Dissertation Prize Extended Deadline Are you a UCLan BA Asia Pacific Studies student in your final year? Is your dissertation on a theme related to Korea, Japan, Taiwan, or the wider Asia Pacific? Did your dissertation receive a first as final mark? If yes to...

2021 Taiwan Festival Literature Strand Our 2021 Taiwan Festival Literature Strand took place on the 18th and 19th March 2021 and was attended by writers Shawna Yang Ryan and Ming-Yi Wu, public speaker Gwenneal Gaffric, and Academic Dr Lara Momesso, Dr Ti-han Chang, and Prof Niki...

Professor Niki Alsford awarded Fellowship of the Explorers Club Professor Niki Alsford, Head of ISAP, had an interview with the Rock FM on 21 June 2021 about his Fellowship of the Explorers Club, along with his on-going research on climate change and the Pacific. Professor Alsford...

New Published Chapter by Prof Niki Alsford Our Director for the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP) at the University of Central Lancashire, Professor Niki Alsford, has just published a new chapter in 'Taiwan’s Contemporary Indigenous Peoples' First Edition.  See more and buy 'Population Movements...

Anthropocene and Race Conference We are pleased to announce the Anthropocene and Race Conference organised by IBAR will be taking place on the 5th and 6th of February 2021. Programme Plan Feb. 05 2021, Friday   09:15 - 9:30 Opening Remarks (by Dr Yvonne Reddick)   09:30 - 11:00 Panel A The...

Tokyo 2020: Korea & Japanese Nationalism Join us on the 3rd February for ISAP UCLan's first postgraduate-led event for 2021! A Roundtable discussion on Korea's perspective of the postponed Tokyo Olympics. Including a range of participants from different academic disciplines: Professor Niki Alsford Professor in Asia Pacific...

Taiwan: New decade, old challenges? In the last years, Taiwan has been on the spotlight for several reasons: its advanced democracy has been seen as a model in a region still threatened by authoritarian governments. Furthermore, its quick response to the challenges brought by Covid-19 has...