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Sir Thomas Francis WADE (1818-1895) The first holder of the Chair of Chinese at Cambridge

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shennong art

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red lantern

reading papers


monks robes

kungfu monks

han dynasty gold coins


duke zaize

Duke Zaize's visit to Cambridge in 1906 when he received an honorary degree. Duke Zaize led the Constitutional Investigation Delegation to the US and Europe and was the Grandson of the Jiaqing Emperor (1796-1820).

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Confucius, by Wu Weishan (at Clare College)

claire jackson

chinese class



Welcome to AMES

Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of the Middle East and Asia. This Faculty prides itself on exploring these fields through the local languages and encourages students to learn through real world engagement. If you are interested in these world regions and want to discover their languages, cultures, histories, religions, and politics, then this is the home for you. 

Upcoming events

MES Graduate Seminars

Apr 27, 2017

Rooms 8 & 9

Continuity of Transformation: the Dilemma of Contemporaneity in Iranian Art

Apr 27, 2017

Thomas Grey Room, Pembroke College

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

May 02, 2017

Seminar Room, St John’s College Library

Uncaging the Vulture

May 02, 2017

Franks & Steel Room, Wellcome Collection

A Tribute to Ronit Matalon

May 10, 2017

Intellectual Forum, Jesus College

From Cairo to the Cloud

May 10, 2017

Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge University Library

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

Jun 16, 2017

Seminar Room, St John’s College Library

Upcoming events