Honorary Fellows


EastAsiaNet can award the title of “Honorary Fellow” to individuals upon their retirement from an EAN member institute in cases of exceptional merit on behalf of EAN. The honorary fellowship is awarded for life. Honorary Fellows are invited to all EAN-related events.

EastAsiaNet would like to express its sincere gratitude to the following renowned researchers and teachers:

Professor Sean Golden

Sean Golden was born of Irish parents in London. Early childhood in Ballina and Ballaghaderreen (Ireland). Schooled in Connecticut and Massachusetts (USA). Returned to the home place in Ireland to live. Worked some years in Tianjin (China). Before China, a specialist in Irish Studies and James Joyce; after, a specialist in Chinese thought, politics, and international relations. Numerous translations of Chinese poetry, classical and contemporary, as well as publications in Irish Studies and East Asian Studies. Taught at the University of Connecticut (USA), Notre Dame University (USA) and Tianjin International Studies University (PRC). Visiting professor at Università Ca’Foscari Venezia (Italy) and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). Visiting researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Retired Full Professor, former Dean and former Director of the East Asia Studies & Research Centre of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Senior Associate Researcher of the CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, and Associate Professor of the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI). Author of China en perspectiva. Análisis e interpretaciones (Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra, 2012). Editor of Multilateralismo versus unilteralismo en Asia: el peso internacional de los “valores asiáticos” (Barcelona: Edicions CIDOB, 2004). Co-editor with Max Spoor of Regionalismo y desarrollo en Asia. Procesos, modelos y tendencias (Barcelona: Edicions CIDOB, 2006) and Desarrollo y transición en Asia (Barcelona: Edicions CIDOB, 2005). Co-editor with Zainal Mantaha of Regionalism in Asia and Europe and implications for Asia-Europe relations (Singapore: ASEF, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Fundació CIDOB, Casa Asia, 2004). Organised the EastAsiaNet workshops at the CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs in 2005 and 2012. Divides his time now among Barcelona (Spain), Ballyconnell (Sligo, Ireland) and Beijing (China).

Professor Glenn Hook

Glenn D. Hook is Emeritus Professor of the University of Sheffield. He was Professor in the School of East Asian Studies (formerly the Centre for Japanese Studies) from 1988 and then the Toshiba International Foundation Anniversary Research Chair in Japanese Politics and International Relations from 2009 until his retirement in 2017. His research interests are in Japanese international relations, with a particular focus on risk and security. His recent publications include the co-authored Environmental Pollution and the Media. Political Discourses of Risk and Responsibility in Australia, China and Japan (Routledge, 2017). He was President of the Japanese Association for Japanese Studies and in 2018 was made an Emeritus Fellow of the Association. During his time as a member of EastAsiaNet he has attended many of the annual workshops and was the organiser of the 2014 workshop in Sheffield, Memory in East Asia: Ruptured Pasts, Contested Presents, Uncertain Futures. The workshop papers formed the basis for a special edition of the journal, Japan Forum, later published as an edited book, Excavating the Power of Memory in Japan (Routledge, 2015).

Professor Yveline Lecler

Yveline Lecler is Emeritus Professor at Sciences-Po Lyon (University of Lyon) and senior research fellow at the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies (University of Lyon, CNRS). She holds an accreditation to supervise research (HDR, Lyon Univ.), a PhD in Social Sciences from EHESS (Paris) and an MA in Japanese language and civilization from INALCO (Paris). Specializing on Japanese political economics, she studied SMEs and subcontracting as well as industrial and innovation policies (clusters, technology transfer, incubation), more recently in relation to energy management, low-carbon cities, next-generation vehicles, and new mobilities. She has written and edited several books, including The Dynamics of Regional Innovation, the Policy Challenges in Europe and Japan (with Yoshimoto T. and Fujimoto T., 2012, World Scientific). She has also published many papers in academic journals, including Promoting next-generation vehicles in Japan: The smart communities and their experimentations (IJATM 2014), or in collective books, such as recently Governing Carsharing as a Commercial or a Public Service? A Comparison between France and Japan, (both with B. Faivre d’Arcier) in M. Audouin and M. Finger eds, The Governance of Smart Transportation Systems (Springer, 2018). She has been Senior Research Fellow at the French Research Institute Abroad (UMIFRE 19, MAEE, CNRS), Maison Franco-Japonaise of Tokyo from 2008 to 2010, and invited professor or researcher at several Japanese Universities (Chuo University, the University of Tokyo, GRIPS, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kansai University). Member of the Gerpisa, International Network of the Automobile and of the French Network of Asian Studies (GIS Asia), she is also Member of EastAsiaNet, acting as representative of the Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies since 2011, attending most workshops and co-organizing two of them in Lyon (2007 Fall meeting and 2013 research workshop).