Professor Caroline Rose


I have worked in East Asian Studies at Leeds since 1996. My research and teaching interests include contemporary China-Japan relations; Japan's international relations; Chinese and Japanese citizenship education; the politics of history and memory in East Asia.


  • Subject Leader, East Asian Studies

Research interests

I have worked extensively on the 'history problem' in Sino-Japanese relations, with particular reference to textbook issues, the Yasukuni Shrine issues, the compensation movement, and the apology issue. I am currently working on a major study of history and citizenship education in China and Japan, and have embarked on a new project about trust and friendship in East Asia.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Leeds
  • BA (Hons) Modern Chinese Studies, Leeds

Student education

Modern Japan (History and International Relations)

Sino-Japanese Relations

Japanese Politics

Japan's International Relations

Advanced Japanese in Context

Topics in Contemporary Asia Pacific Studies

Research groups and institutes

  • East Asian Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • History
  • Politics

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>