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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

21 February 2020
Roman Vater has contributed to a new study "Jewish Radicalisms: Historical Perspectives on a Phenomenon of Global Modernity" published by De Gruyter.

21 February 2020
In tandem with her colleague Rana Issa, Suneela Mubayi has been awarded a grant by the US National Endowment for the Arts to support their translation (from Arabic into English) of the travelogue "Tickets to Malta, London, and Paris" by the Remarkable Aḥmad Fāris.

21 February 2020
Nathan Miller's article spans two issues of Mediterranean Studies

11 February 2020
New volume published by Hong Kong University Press, edited by Barak Kushner and Andrew Levidis

30 January 2020
As part of Prof Kushner’s sabbatical fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, he delivered a lecture entitled,“A Drunken Charade?”: Finding East Asian Justice in Imperial Decline and Colonial Defeat," on Tuesday, 28th January, 2020.

29 January 2020
The Coronavirus situation is evolving, as is the advice from the authorities – it is important to restrict circulation of written advice that may become outdated – therefore please refer to the live update information via the link on the University Home Page. Any University specific information or updates relating to the University response will be included there.

16 January 2020
Dr Kuan-Jen Chen’s essay “Projecting Poseidon’s Trident: America’s East Asia and the Shifting Contours of 1950s Postwar Naval Policy” was awarded an honorable mention in the 2019 Cold War essay contest sponsored by the John Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute.

13 January 2020
The Faculty is sad to report the death of Malcolm Lyons on 18th December, 2019, at the age of 90. Charles Melville has written an obituary for this celebrated Cambridge scholar.

09 January 2020
Lydia Wilson, visiting scholar in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge, writes in the New York Review of Books.

17 December 2019
The first edition of a new newsletter for Chinese Studies at Cambridge has been published. Edited by Kelsey Granger and with a forward by Prof. Roel Sterckx, the newsletter covers a range of updates about the field of Chinese Studies from a Cambridge perspective.

16 December 2019
Article by Professor Kushner in the Nikkei Asian Review examining narratives of post-war justice in Chinese museum exhibits.

10 December 2019
BBC History Magazine has published its annual list of "History Books of the Year" for 2019 and "Chinese Thought" made the list, at number 31, chosen by Rana Mitter.

03 December 2019
When you read texts from early China, stretching across a thousand-year period from the ninth century BC into the second century, two principles of nature stand out. First, the Chinese emphasize that everything in the natural world is interconnected, interrelated, and interdependent.Secondly, the Chinese did not isolate nature as a disconnected and purely biophysical world (as the scholar or scientist would do in the study or laboratory).

03 December 2019
Ibn Fadlan's detailed description of the "Rusiyyah", a group of Viking people he encountered on the shores of the Volga River whilst on an embassy to the king of the Volga Bulgars in AD 921 gives us a detailed, meticulous window into a world often shrouded in legend and saga.

28 November 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Roel Sterckx, discuss the life and ideas of Li Shizhen (1518-1593) whose compendium of natural medicines is celebrated in China as the most complete survey of natural remedies of its time.