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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

01 February 2023
People, companies and the ‘things’ they create, across Cambridge and the East of England are setting the standards in innovation and entrepreneurship across the globe. "#21toWatch" is a dedicated campaign to showcase and highlight the maybe lesser known, recognising those exciting new entries across all market sectors, and celebrating the very best work going on today in the region.

30 January 2023
Prof. Adam Yuet Chau and Dr Xin FAN made a webinar "Taoism: Philosophy Explained" for the Chinese American Museum in Washington DC for their special exhibition on Taoism (Daoism) and this is now available to watch on YouTube.

26 January 2023
Prof Laura Moretti has been invited to give a series of lectures for NHKカルチャー starting Saturday 28 January 2023.

26 January 2023
Dr Lydia Wilson, Affiliated Researcher in Middle Eastern Studies writes in New Lines Magazine about a recent find at a long-neglected site which suggests paper was used there more than 2,000 years before first appearing in China.

24 January 2023
Decades old question about Meiji era message in a bottle answered by Japanese Studies research group.

23 January 2023
n January 2023, Dr Noga Ganany was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Chinese Religions (SSCR), an international scholarly association that meets bi-annually and publishes the Journal of Chinese Religions.

18 January 2023
"Alliance Asymmetries and the Challenges of Balancing Security and Democracy: US Relations with the Republic of Korea"

05 January 2023
Over the years at Cambridge we have been working with rakugo master Tatekawa Shinoharu. As part of this wonderful collaboration, master Shinoharu has created original pieces of shinsaku rakugo inspired by the early modern stories of the quack doctor Chikusai.

15 December 2022
A grammatical problem which has defeated Sanskrit scholars since the 5th Century BC has finally been solved by former FAMES PhD student. Rishi Rajpopat made the breakthrough by decoding a rule taught by “the father of linguistics” Pāṇini.

13 December 2022
"Urgency and Imminence: The Politics of the Very Near Future" with Andreas Bandak

29 November 2022
"We must study the centuries-long history that has forged the DNA of Chinese political thinking and make it part of our conversations about China today" - Roel Sterckx writes in Engelsberg Ideas

28 November 2022
Professor Christine van Ruymbeke to deliver the first 2023 Darwin College Lecture next January

24 November 2022
This book, edited by Prof. Geoffrey Khan, Dr Aaron Hornkohl and a colleague, has just been published by Open Book Publishers. This rich collection of articles on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible in the Masoretic tradition, many of which are by some of the most exciting young scholars in the field, shows the vitality present in Masoretic studies today.

18 November 2022
Some of you are already aware of this, but we want to share with you all the extremely sad news of the death of our colleague and friend, Professor Michael Rand.