Jens Sejrup holds a Ph.D. in Asian Studies as well as an M.A. in Japanese Studies (University of Copenhagen), and, before joining the Global Europe project, worked as a research fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden. Jens has authored a number of research publications on the role of the news media for postcolonial controversies and uses of colonial history in contemporary Japan-Taiwan relations, including articles in Pacific Affairs, Public Relations Inquiry, and Berliner China-Hefte/Chinese History and Society, and a book chapter in Japanese Taiwan: Colonial Rule and its Contested Legacy (ed. Andrew Morris, Bloomsbury, 2015). In addition, Jens engages very actively in outreach activities. Besides giving public presentations and introductions, he is a frequently used commentator and analyst of Japanese and East Asian current affairs in national Danish television and radio as well as in various print media. Jens is an appointed member of the national corps of external examiners for Japanese Studies under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, and also serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS). Jens was the recipient of the 2014 EastAsiaNet Award for Best Academic Article, as well as the 2012 Young Scholar Award (1st place) from the European Association of Taiwan Studies.

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