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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


29 November 2023
On Friday afternoon on 24 November Professor Kushner participated in a colloquium in Paris concerning the future of Japanese studies. It was the closing event for the “Horizon 2073: vers un siècle de recherches en sciences sociales sur le Japon,” hosted by the Centre de recherches sur le Japon, and held at Centre de colloques du Campus Condorcet.

28 November 2023
In this article, published in the latest issue of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (EASTM, E.J Brill), Roel Sterckx examines excretion, defecation and latrine culture in early China, a subject largely left untouched in sinological scholarship.

22 November 2023
The UK-Japanese Defence and Intelligence Relationship event recording is now available to watch online

07 November 2023
Thomas P. Barrett has won the 10th Historical Society of Japan Prize (第10回史学会賞) for his article 'Qing Legation Members as Private Diplomatic Actors: D. B. McCartee’s Role in the Sino-Japanese Dispute over the Ryukyu Annexation' (「D.B.マッカーティと「琉球処分」問題——清朝在外公館における外国人館員の私的活動とその意義をめぐって」), published in volume 131, issue 2 of Shigaku Zasshi 史学雑誌 in 2022.

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This publication explores the presence of the shared heritage and interdependence of poetry composed around the theme of wine in diverse literary traditions of the Islamic world. The specialist contributions discuss multiple aspects of the literary polyphony of wine in the pre-modern Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Ottoman Turkish, and Urdu literatures during the first millennium of the Islamic era. Presenting these together and in dialogue with one another, the volume offers a comparative perspective on a long, varied, but singularly mutual tradition.

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