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Mikaëla Le Meur - Winter 2014 / Hanoï - Viêt Nam
The café facing the forecourt of Saint Joseph's Cathedral is a popular meeting place, prized among young people, especially near the Têt.

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In 2016, EASt received an ARC advanced grant of €680.000 from the ULB to start its new project « GENEsYs » on East Asian Youth: Identities and Practices in Public Spaces.

East Asian societies have, over the past few decades, undergone dramatic demographic, economic, political and technological transitions. Particularly impacted by these transformations is the younger generation, whose experiences differ greatly from those of earlier generations. Continually exposed to both traditional and modern values and practices, East Asian “Millennials” or members of “Generation Y” (cohorts born between the 1980s and the early 2000s) have proven particularly active in appropriating old and creating new practices when seeking to shape their identities.

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GENESyS Exhibition "Asian Youth in Public Spaces"

May 27th 2021

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About EASt

« East Asian Studies » (EASt) is the Research Center devoted to the study of East Asia at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

Established in 2016 under the auspices of the ULB’s Maison des Sciences Humaines (MSH), EASt shares its mission to highlight the importance of the Humanities and Social Sciences and to emphasize the need for their interdisciplinary cooperation in the process of understanding the world, both in the past and the present.

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