Past eventResearch Event

Governance, Leadership and Legitimacy in East Asia

26 March 2018 - 1:00pm to 6:45pm

Chatham House, London UK


Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Rana Mitter, Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Lee Geun, Professor of International Politics, Seoul National University



A half-day conference exploring issues of governance, leadership, legitimacy and political engagement in East Asia, focusing on Japan, South Korea and China (including Hong Kong).

The conference offers insights into different models of governance in the region, as well as the political process in countries with varied political traditions, different levels of social and economic development and contrasting histories of engagement with states outside the region.

It also considers the value of democracy in the East Asia region and its role in supporting the international order. 

Event documents