Webinar: Science communication in East Asia

Webinar date: 15 June 2022 

This webinar explores contested histories and contemporary challenges in science communication in East Asian countries. These countries share the same cultural origins, yet they vary dramatically in their modern development. Their political and socioeconomic differences, but also their different interactions with Western, i.e. Euro-American, culture, have impacted the way in which science communication is supported, performed, and understood.

The speakers reflected on national, regional, and international perspectives in science communication. They discussed opportunities and challenges to science communication as a field of research and professional practice in East Asian countries.


  • Mahaletchumy Arujanan, Global Coordinator, ISAAA-BioTrust, and Executive Director, Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)
  • Kei Kano, Professor, Shiga University, and Director, NISSAN Global Foundation
  • Kamila Navarro, Scientific Editor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Guoyan Wang, Professor, Soochow University, China and member of Scientific Committee, PCST Network
  • Siyu Fu, PhD student in Science Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark


Emma Weitkamp, Associate Professor in Science Communication and Co-Director, Science Communication Unit, University of West England Bristol, and former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Science Communication

Siyu Fu spoke about her work on critical science communication in China, whereas the others provided short “provocations” about scicomm in their countries.