“Time for Asia”: Tokyo University Professor


Centre for Asian Studies starts a new cycle of events under the title “Time for Asia”. The first event will take place on the 24th of October, at 11:15, in Daukanto str. 52-322. The first presenter will be Professor from Tokyo University, Dr Tomoko Ako, holding a lecture under the title „Is China on the Cusp of a Middle-Class Revolt?“.

The aim of the lecture is to unveil the peculiarities of middle-class in China, delineating differences between urban and rural dwellers. Click here for the abstract of the lecture. The lecture will be succeeded by the discussion and Q&A session in which we encourage you to participate as well. We are grateful for the partners of the event, Embassy of Japan in Lithuania.

Professor T. Ako is Associate Professor of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Tokyo University. Her research interests include empowerment of socially vulnerable people such as migrant workers, HIV/AIDS positives, women, elderly people and children, with a particular focus on China. Recently she has been involved in research projects on civil society and social media, and has interviewed a wide range of Chinese public intellectuals, human rights lawyers, and journalists. Click here to see a brief CV of Dr. Ako.

“Time for Asia” is a new cycle of events, organised by the Centre for Asian Studies and aimed to present contemporary issues and topics in the fields of Asian politics, society and economics.