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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


16 September 2020
​Dr Kuan-Jen Chen was awarded a 2020 Gilder Lehrman Fellowship.

04 September 2020
The eight-part documentary series, produced by the Shanghai Media Group, will be broadcast on Chinese TV this week and next.

27 August 2020
We're delighted to announce that Prof Mickey Adolphson is the co-founder of a non-profit foundation in Japan aimed at promoting collaborative research.

24 August 2020
In this webinar, Dr John Nilsson-Wright will host a conversation with Ms Yoo Myung-Hee, trade minister for the Republic of Korea.

13 August 2020
Teach311 + COVID-19 Collective, who work in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science among other institutions and focus on understanding disasters, past and unfolding, have invited Dr Laura Moretti and Prof Hashimoto to present their project and share their pedagogy in the face of COVID-19.

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The form of Biblical Hebrew that is presented in printed editions, with vocalization and accent signs, has its origin in medieval manuscripts of the Bible. The vocalization and accent signs are notation systems that were created in Tiberias in the early Islamic period by scholars known as the Tiberian Masoretes, but the oral tradition they represent has roots in antiquity. The grammatical textbooks and reference grammars of Biblical Hebrew in use today are heirs to centuries of tradition of grammatical works on Biblical Hebrew in Europe.