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Dr Rebekah Clements awarded a Major ERC Starting Grant

(8 September 2017)

Dr Rebekah Clements (MLaC - Japanese Studies) has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for her project 'The Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598'. The project, which will run over five years with Dr Clements as Principal Investigator, has received 1.4 million euros in funding and will involve two postdocs, and two PhD students. The war, which is also known as the Imjin War, was the largest conflict of the world of the sixteenth century. The project will investigate the demographic, environmental, and material legacy of the war in Korea, Japan, and China, focusing on the seventeenth century but not precluding ongoing effects in the region.