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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

03 July 2019
On 2nd July, 2019, Prof. Barak Kushner received the 15th Nakasone Yasuhiro Award. He follows in the footsteps of his colleague, John Nilsson-Wright, who was the recipient of the 10th Award.

29 May 2019
The report, titled 'The UK and Japan: Forging a Global and Proactive Partnership' was published today by Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

28 May 2019
Dr Paul Noorlander and Dorota Molin of the Hebrew and Semitic Sudies section share their experience of a recent field trip in Northern Iraq (KRG region), and give a general introduction to Neo-Aramaic, its long and rich history, and explain the causes for of its severe endangerment.

21 May 2019
FAMES Japanese Studies students are praised for their Japanese skills in newly published book by Rakugo performer Yanagiya Kyōtaro

16 May 2019
Dr Moretti has been awarded the prize in the area of: UG supervisor (arts humanities and social sciences)

09 May 2019
George Rosenfeld, a second-year student of Arabic and Russian, has received the Vice Chancellor's Social Impact award for his work on the May Week Alternative project.

09 April 2019
The scholarships from Osaka company Quick co. and Tokyo based NGA are in collaboration with The Cambridge Trust

02 April 2019
Prof. Roel Sterck delivered the 2019 Ma Yifu Lecture at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China), "From Quesnay to Sima Qian: labour and wealth creation in early Chinese thought."

01 April 2019
Jeson Ng, a recent graduate in Middle Eastern Studies, has had his undergraduate dissertation “Women of the Crusades: The Constructedness of the Female Other, 1100–1200” published as an article in the journal al-Masaq.

01 April 2019
Prof. Barak Kushner gives talks in Taiwan at National Chengchi University (國立政治大學)

28 March 2019
East Asia hardly figures on British school curricula beyond its place in a narrative of imperial or Cold War history but, as the global influence of Asia's largest superpower grows, so does the importance of understanding the history of Chinese thinking. Published in the April/May issue of BBC World Histories magazine, this viewpoint article by Prof. Roel Sterckx provides his expert opinions on the historical issues that touch today's world.

21 March 2019
Andrew Marr discusses Chinese culture and thought from Confucius to Mao and beyond with Xinran, Julia Lovell, David KS Tse and Roel Sterckx on BBC Radio 4's "Start the Week".

20 March 2019
Dr Laura Moretti is to receive one of this year's Pilkington Prizes in recognition of her contribution to excellence in teaching at Cambridge

20 March 2019
Japanese Studies PhD candidate and Gates Scholar Ria Roy speaks about her research into how the North Korean system legitimises its regime and its leaders.