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

temple evergreen

shennong art

roof detail

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



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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. 


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Kitāb Sībawayhi: The Critical Theory

Sep 20, 2018

Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

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