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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.

06 November 2023
On 4 November 2023, Professor Barak Kushner and Dr Tom Barrett hosted Professor Nakamura Motoya and his research team from Japan to discuss the current state of modern Chinese history in Japan

25 October 2023
Prof Zhao gave a presentation in Chinese concerning the details of his new nationally-funded project concerning the history of CCP propaganda materials: 「日本所蔵中国共産党のプロパガンダ史料の収集と研究(1921-1945)」

20 October 2023
The forum, held jointly with the Centre for Geopolitics and the Peace and Democracy Institute of Korea University covered issues including international cooperation for North Korea’s denuclearization, effective measures to enhance human rights in North Korea, sustainable strategies for unification, and the role of the international community in promoting long-term peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.

18 October 2023
Noga Ganany recently gave two talks on religion and literature in late imperial China: at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco), Paris and Université Paris Cité.

18 October 2023
The University of Cambridge will be hosting the Fourth Biennial Arabic Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference on Thursday, 18th April, 2024. Registration for the conference is now open.

17 October 2023
Elizabeth Monier was a panellist at a roundtable on Friday, 13th October, for an event hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Geopolitics, entitled “The Changing Geopolitics of the Middle East and the Prospects for Peace”.

11 October 2023
Applications are still open for the post of Assistant Professor in Classical Chinese and Middle-Period China.

09 October 2023
Next month sees the debut of a new seminar series which features talks on writing and publishing in the Buddhist tradition and in related religious and cultural spheres. Lectures in this series offer insights into the various ways in which writing and printing has been shaping Buddhism, as well as the multifaceted impact of Buddhism on book culture in East Asia, past, present, and future. All talks will take place at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. Registration is not required. The lectures are free and open to scholars, students, and the public.

05 October 2023
The Making of the Angry Chinese: Colonial Gaze, Anti-Colonial Sentiments, and the Rise of Chinese Nationalism

03 October 2023
The Korean Studies section at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is excited to welcome the first awardee of the Yang Won Sun Foundation Postgraduate Studentship.