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East Asian Research

EARS is a student-run, departmental society that organises academic activities and social events relating to East Asia where you will have the chance to meet new people and have a great time.
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Hello and welcome to the East Asian Research Society!

EARS is a student-run, departmental society which organises academic activities such as talks, conferences and trips. Since 1989, EARS has represented the members of the Department of East Asian Studies, students with an interest in East Asia and of course students from East Asia. Not only does EARS deal with academic activities, we also organise social events where you will have the chance to meet new and like-minded people with an interest in East Asia, chill out and have a great time.


We have many activities planned for the upcoming academic year including the legendary Halloween party which we often host in collaboration with Japanese Society. Along with big events, we have fortnightly socials (Beers with EARS) near campus during the week with discounted drinks, fun stuff like bowling and karaoke, and various other nights out. Also our big Christmas party is not to be missed! We will also be continuing our weekly social afternoon tea with EARS, held every Wednesday 1-3pm in the department foyer (Michael Sadler Floor 4). Keep your EARS peeled in Freshers Week for upcoming events!

Throughout the year there will also be many cultural events such as East Asian film nights, Chinese New Year celebrations and talks from speakers in the field of East Asian Studies.  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution in China, our Academic Secretaries will be organising numerous talks, film showings, and social discussion groups to better our understanding and to hear many unheard stories of that time.

We can also help students of the East Asian Studies department to find Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Cantonese language partners. Our language partner speed-dating event each semester is always popular!


As well as our busy social calendar, EARS is planning a busy sport schedule too! Whether it's badminton, table tennis, or a Sports Day you're after, our Sports Secretaries are committed to making sure our members have as much access to the sports you like as possible!

Talks and Events

In recent years, EARS has successfully organised speeches from a wide range of writers, academics and experts covering many different topics relating to East Asia. This is something we plan to continue during the next academic year. Past speakers have included British journalist and writer Rob Gifford, Chinese director Chen Xinyi, Managing Director of the China team at Trusted Sources Jonathan Fenby as well as a host of other inspiring and expert speakers.

Don't miss out on a jam-packed year of varied social and educational events. We're planning something for everyone.

It's your society, so come along and get involved!


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     LUU EARS                              @LU_EARSoc

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Every Wednesday 1pm-3pm come join us for Afternoon Tea in the Common room on the 4th Floor of the Michael Sadler Building. Meet the Committee, other students, relax and enjoy plenty of cake! Every other Thursday we hold Beers with EARS, our bi-monthly pub social at The Library pub from 7pm. Join us for some witty banter over a drink. ??!


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