LSE and East Asia

LSE has been engaged with the East Asia region since its foundation. LSE Founders Sidney and Beatrice Webb, visited Japan and China from 1911-12. LSE Director and Nobel Laureate, George Bernard Shaw, visited China again in the early 1930s. LSE has educated students from the East Asia region who have returned to shape the future destiny of their home country.

There are, currently, over 3000 students from the East Asia region studying at LSE. There are approximately 18,000 LSE alumni in the region.

There are over 60 academics at LSE engaged on research, across the disciplines, on the East Asia region. In 2014 the School created the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre within the Institute of Global Affairs at LSE.

Within the region itself LSE has a range of partnerships and programmes, including a Summer School in Beijing; double and dual-degrees at the Masters level and PhD exchange programmes in China, Japan and Singapore.

Through this website visitors can learn more about LSE in East Asia.

Upcoming Regional Events

13 December 2017 - Tokyo - Prof. Iain Begg, European Institute, LSE will speak on Brexit - Reshaping Europe and the UK as part of the LSE-Hitotsubashi Lecture Series. Registration is now open.

Recent news and events

21 November 2017 - Shanghai - LSE alumni are welcome to the next talk in the LSE China Lecture Series from Prof. Richard Macve, Department of Accounting, LSE.

8 November 2017 - BeijingLSE Executive Global Masters in Management Lecture and Networking Event.

17 August 2017 - Bangkok - Ms. Nutnicha Theppornpitak is awarded the 2017-2018 Dr. Puey Ungphakorn Centenary Scholarship to study an MSc Economics at LSE.

15 August 2017 - Beijing - 7th annual LSE China Conference and 8th annual LSE China Graduation held in Beijing.

14 August 2017 - Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong - Are you looking to hire top graduates from LSE, Imperial, Cambridge, Columbia, MIT and Harvard? If so, you need to register for your organisation to attend our Careers Fairs.

1 June 2017 - Beijing - Prof. Tim Dyson speaks on Lies, damned lies, and statistics: Child Mortality in Iraq as part of the LSE China Lecture Series.

18 May 2017 - Tokyo - Prof. Janet Hunter, LSE Dept. of Economic History and STICERD speaks on UK General Election 2017 - Implications for Japan-UK Relations.

5 April 2017 - Tokyo - LSE Alumni Lecture from Dr. Jose Javier Olivas Osuna and Dr. Fernando Morett. All alumni welcome!

21 March 2017 - Shanghai - Prof. Debin Ma, Department of Economic History, LSE was back by popular demand to speak, at Fudan Univeristy, on Chinese and global economic development.

3 March 2017 - London and Tokyo - LSE academics selected to deliver short courses as part of Hitotsubashi University's Global Leaders Program.

February 2017 - Bangkok - Bank of Thailand launch the Dr. Puey Ungphakorn Centenary Scholarship for study at LSE.

2017 Travel to East Asia

Travelling to China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia or elsewhere we may be able to help.

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