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  VYAS Utpal
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2003~2006 〔Doctoral course〕, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, Completed, Ph.D
2. 2002/10~2003/09 〔Master degree program〕 East Asian Political Economy, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, Completed, MSc
3. 1995/10~1998/07 Faculty of Law, University of Birmingham, LLB
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2018/04~ Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, International Relations Division Head
2. 2015/04~2016/03 International Relations and Peace Studies Division Leader
3. 2012/04 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University International Relations and Political Economy Associate Professor
4. 2009/04~2012/03 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Assistant Professor
5. 2007/04~2009/03 Kobe University Graduate School of Law JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow
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■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: Studying towards a university degree is not only a chance to expand your knowledge, but also to learn about and challenge your conceptions of yourself and of how you think about the world. Take time to become more aware of yourself and your real interests and goals in life. Message to graduate school students: Postgraduate study is an opportunity to reassess your knowledge, and increase your expertise in your chosen topics together with like-minded fellow students. It may be your best, and last chance to think deeply, so take advantage of the opportunities pro-actively.
■ Current specialized field
Area Studies (East Asia), Politics, International Relations, Area Studies (European Union), Political Economy (Key Word:Japan, China, East Asia, Europe, international relations, political economy, comparative politics) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2021/02 Book Japan UK relations before and after the Brexit referendum (chapter in Kolmas, Michal
Sato, Yoichiro eds. Identity, culture and memory in Japanese Foreign Policy, Bern: Peter Lang) Kolmas and Sato (eds) Identity, culture and memory in Japanese Foreign Policy pp.63-84 (Single) 
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2. 2020/04 Article Cool, warm, soft and sharp: paradigms of cultural exchange in Japan–China relations International Journal of Cultural Policy  (Single)  Link
3. 2017/04 Book China’s financial power in Asia: strategic implications of RMB internationalization for regional relations (chapter in Rothman, Vyas, Sato eds, Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific: Evolving Interests and Strategies)  pp.46-58 (Single) 
4. 2017/04 Book Introduction (chapter in Rothman, Vyas and Sato, Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific: Evolving Interests and Strategies)  pp.43475 (Collaboration) 
5. 2017/04 Book Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific: Evolving Interests and Strategies   (Collaboration) 
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2021/02/18 Book Talk: Identity, Culture and Memory in Japanese Foreign Policy (RCAPS Current Research Seminar) Link
2. 2020/11/14 International cultural exchange: paradigms and problems in Japan-China relations (Asia Pacific Conference Asia Pacific and Beyond: A Pursuit for Inclusion and Innovation)
3. 2019/09 Japan-UK relations before and after the Brexit Referendum (Joint East Asian Studies Conference 2019)
4. 2018/12 Changing Japan-UK relations after the Brexit referendum (AP Conference 2018, Beppu, Japan)
5. 2018/11 The backlash against globalization, national identity changes and the reconfiguration of Japan-UK relations (National Identity and Japanese Revisionism Workshop, AP Conference, Beppu, Japan)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2018~2020  The backlash against globalisation, national identity changes and the reconfiguration of UK-Japan relations  (Key Word : )
2. 2013/04~2015/03  China's economic diplomacy and soft power strategy: internationalisation of the renminbi  (Key Word : )
3. 2007  British Academy/JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship  (Key Word : )
4. 2004  MEXT Postgraduate Scholarship  (Key Word : )
■ Awards and honors
1. 2013/07 Faculty Award for Teaching