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.

Recent news and events

25 August 2018 - Kuala Lumpur - The Status of Institutional Reforms After 100 Days, LSE alumni and friends gathered to assess the first 100 days of the new Malaysian government.  

14 August 2018 - Beijing - Over 350 Alumni and Friends of LSE attended the 8th annual LSE China Conference, titled Harnessing Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges.

28 March 2018 - Beijing  - LSE and Tsinghua academics complete report on A Financial Regulatory Regine Reform Template to Ensure Financial Stability for the Chinese Economy. Full details to follow.

26 March 2018 - Beijing -  Lord Prof. Nicholas Stern, Department of Economics, LSE spoke on the 2018 LSE China Lecture Series. Lecture slides now available

17 January 2018 - Beijing - Prof. Elias Mossialos, Head of Department of LSE Health Policy delivered the first talk of the new year in the LSE China Lecture Series. Over 100 LSE friends and alumni attended. Lecture Slides and audio (MP3)

16 January 2018 - Hong Kong - LSE Alumni Association Dinner with LSE Pro-Director, Prof. Paul Kelly.  

12 January 2018 - Shenzhen - LSE presents Global Political and Economic Megatrends and Youth Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the Shenzhen Chaoshan Youth Chamber of Commerce.

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

21 November 2017 - Shanghai - LSE alumni attended 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.

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