Dear Colleagues and Friends,


I would like to invite you to 15th Lodz East Asia Meeting – New Dynamics in Asia, a leading academic conference on East Asia in Poland. The event will take place at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the University of Lodz on June 6-7, 2019. The keynote speech will be delivered by professor Reinhard Drifte – Emeritus Professor of Newcastle University (UK) and Associate Fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Studies (ISDP) in Stockholm.


Ever since its first edition in 2002, the Lodz East Asian Meeting gathers scholars, researchers, and students from all disciplines that specialize in East Asian studies. Being the first academic conference of its kind in Poland, it has gradually become one of the most important venues for academic exchange in the field. In the previous years, it was possible to invite international speakers as well as renowned specialists to take part in the conference. The 2019 conference will focus on the new dynamics in Asia with regards to world politics. The selected papers will be published in the new book series run by the Department of East Asian Studies of Contemporary Asian Studies Series.


If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at


On behalf of the Organizing Committee,


Professor Dominik Mierzejewski
Department of East Asian Studies
Faculty of International and Political Studies
University of Lodz, Poland