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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


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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

Five thousand years of cosmetics in Greater Iran

Oct 27, 2016

Room 7, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Joseph Needham Memorial Lecture

Oct 28, 2016

Riley Auditorium, Gillespie Centre, Memorial Court, Clare College

Amos Oz' Judas

Oct 30, 2016

Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue, Cambridge

Film screening: "Peasant Family Happiness 农家乐"

Nov 01, 2016

Cockcroft Lecture There, New Museums Site

Chinese Studies Meets the British Laboring Classes

Nov 02, 2016

Room 1.02, Faculty of Classics

Iranian Film Screening

Nov 02, 2016

Room L1

Iranian Film Screening

Nov 16, 2016

Room L1

Upcoming events