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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

07 October 2022
"Alongside Confucian ideals of exemplary leadership, the Chinese tradition nurtured an equally influential alternative figure: that of the commander or strategist bent on conquering one’s opponent by means of secret stratagems" - Roel Sterckx writes for Engelsberg Ideas

06 October 2022
This book, originally published by Routledge in 2021, encompasses the archaeology, history, art and architecture of the Umayyad era (644–750 CE).

03 October 2022
Professor van Ruymbeke is speaking at the Book Launch on Zoom, for The Routledge Handbook of Persian Literary Translation. Wednesday 5th October, 4pm (London Time). Please use the zoom link below to register.

23 September 2022
Prof. Amira K. Bennison joins Greg Jenner and the comedian Nabil Abdulrashid on the BBC Sounds, ‘You’re Dead to Me’ podcast to talk about the globetrotting Moroccan traveller, Ibn Battuta, who travelled to many parts of Africa, Europe and Asia in the 14th century.

23 September 2022
Prof. Amira K. Bennison talks about how medieval Muslim tourists wanted to see the sights just like us in an essay and podcast for ‘New Lines’ magazine

23 September 2022
The 34th Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT 2022) was held at the Freie Universität, Berlin from 12th-17th September and Prof. Christine van Ruymbeke was invited to present the Persian Studies keynote lecture on the second day. The title of her talk was "Nazami's magnificent Haft Paykar: the complexities of a medieval narrative".

12 August 2022
The Korean Studies Section at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is excited to announce the establishment of a new studentship to support Korean Studies at the University of Cambridge. The studentship is provided by the Yang Won Sun Foundation, a family foundation which has been generously supporting Korean Studies-related ventures around the world.

05 August 2022
Contested politics in South Koren: Democratic evolution, national identity and political partisanship

04 August 2022
The new agreement, signed in July, will open a range of exciting opportunities to Japanese Studies postgraduate students.

14 July 2022
At the BIAJS conference in London this July, Dr Nick Posegay's book, Points of Contact, won the British & Irish Association for Jewish Studies Annual Book Prize. The book is part of the Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures series that Geoffrey Khan and Aaron Hornkohl edit for Open Book Publishers.

13 July 2022
In late June, Dr Noga Ganany, Assistant Professor in the study of late-imperial China, presented a paper on late-imperial hagiographic writing at an international conference dedicated to the study of Ming-Qing literature which was hosted by the Università Di Napoli D’Orientale in Naples, Italy.

06 July 2022
Prof Barak Kushner was interviewed for a podcast with Alec Baldwin concerning World War Two in East Asia

05 July 2022
On Saturday, 13th August, 2022 (at 2pm) block cutter Nagai Saeko and printer Ogawa Nobuto, with Curator Elenor Ling and our own Dr Laura Moretti will present this exciting workshop at the Fitzwilliam Museum. This workshop is run in conjunction with the Ninth Summer School in Early Modern Palaeography at Emmanuel College.

05 July 2022
A University news story, based on Chinese Studies alumna Dr Jacqueline Zhenru Lin's PhD thesis and her article published in the Journal of Memory Studies, has picked up a CASE award, one of the only significant international awards for Research Communications.

21 June 2022
The first Cambridge Graduate Student Conference in East Asian Buddhism was recently held in the faculty. The conferences was sponsored by the Tzu Chi Foundation whose support of Buddhist Studies at the University of Cambridge is managed by Dr Noga Ganany