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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

14 November 2019
Article discussing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political legacy. East Asia Forum

13 November 2019
Dr KJ Chen recently gave a talk: "From the Centre to the Periphery: The Dislocation of Taiwan in the search for New Energy in the 1970s” at SOAS on 12 November 2019. The talk focused on the international power game over natural resources management as an epitome of dynamic politics between the United States and its East Asian allies. Chen’s research reveals that the natural reserves were never the issue, but the embodiment of the actual concerns of these players behind their diplomatic language instead.

29 October 2019
Professor Hans van de Ven and M.Phil. student Angus Hui, featured in the LRB's 'Talking Politics' podcast about the protests in Hong Kong.

28 October 2019
Full details of confirmed speakers have been announced for this workshop to be held at the Needham Research Institute on 7th & 8th November, 2019.

26 October 2019
Professor Hans van de Ven, Professor of Chinese History, writes in a Guardian newspaper opinion piece that, as it celebrates its first 70 years, the People’s Republic of China might benefit from re-examining its past.

25 October 2019
Parwana Fayyaz, who is studying here for a PhD in Persian Studies, has won the 2019 Forward Prize for the best single poem for her work ‘Forty Names,’ which portrays the collective experience of struggle and sacrifice of 40 women who jump off a cliff.

24 October 2019
Dr Christine van Ruymbeke was elected as a member and Secretary of the Board of the Societas Iranologica Europaea at the 9th European Conference of Iranian Studies and also gave a key-note address.

23 October 2019
An advertisement for the inaugural Kaho Postdoctoral Fellowship position will be released in January 2020

23 October 2019
The fieldwork of PhD student Aslisho Qurboniev's work on 'The History of Manuscript Production and Arabic Book in Tunisia' was featured in a student-curated exhibition in the Gallery at Wolfson College.

22 October 2019
As Emperor Naruhito completes enthronement ceremony, Professor Adolphson offers some thoughts on Japan's royal regalia for CNN

16 October 2019
This past spring Dr Yaron Peleg traveled to Nanjing, China, with graduate student, Huiruo Li, to teach a 2-week course on the history of Zionism at Nanjing University. Huiruo assisted in teaching the course, which attracted about 30 undergraduate and graduate students

02 October 2019
Roel Sterckx interviewed in "The Diplomat" by Catherine Putz.

30 September 2019
A new forthcoming co-edited volume from Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov (University of East Anglia) will be out soon from Bloomsbury Publishers.

18 September 2019
Full details of the RESPOND project conference announced

05 September 2019
Hajni Elias examines the Southwest Silk Road as a zone of interaction and means of cultural and artistic transmission amongst the early societies of southwest China, Vietnam and Southeast Asia.