COM to Collaborate with Tokyo University on Research

The Department is concluding an agreement on research collaboration with the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the prestigious University of Tokyo. “We are looking forward to starting a network of productive relationships with leading institutions in Asia,” said Professor Lee Chin-Chuan, in referring to this new initiative he has helped bring to fruition. 

Professor Lee will give a keynote speech to a joint symposium, “Mapping the Spaces of Media Culture in Asia: Information, Communication and Politics,” to be held from 29 to 30 October 2009, sponsored by the University of Tokyo and National Seoul University. CityU will become a new partner as Professor Lee is scheduled to sign an agreement of research collaboration with Dean HIdetaka Ishida during the conference. The agreement mandates both units to exchange faculty, conduct collaborative projects, hold joint lectures and symposia, as well as share academic information and materials.

In thanking Professor Kaori Hayashi for her contribution to bring both sides together, Professor Lee believes that this research collaboration will be conducive to internationalizing western-dominated media studies from East Asian perspectives.