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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

11 April 2024
Dr Nilsson-Wright has recently published an article in Global Asia, and submitted a chapter on populism in Japan to an edited volume.

05 April 2024
Professor Barak Kushner has recently published a new article that highlights some of the findings from his recent book, The Geography of Injustice.

26 March 2024
'The Geography of Injustice: East Asia's Battle between Memory and History' is out now

25 March 2024
Dr Lydia Wilson, an affiliated reasercher at this Faculty, has recent published an article in New Lines magazine investigating how works published in 1855 by Walt Whitman and Faris al-Shidyaq, one in English and the other in Arabic, were shaped by similar concerns with a newly emerging world.

12 March 2024
The Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies has just published a new article by Dr Hajni Elias, Affiliated Lecturer in Chinese Art & Material Culture, titled "The Southwest Silk Road: artistic exchange and transmission in early China."

07 March 2024
Dr Mahbod Ghaffari has been awarded the 2024 Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence. Twelve prizes are awarded every year by the Vice Chancellor to individuals who make an outstanding contribution to the teaching programme in a Department, Faculty or the University as a whole.

27 February 2024
Melissa Gatter, an alumna of FAMES, recently received the Alixa Naff prize for her monograph, drawing on the research that she undertook in FAMES. Melissa held a CIS Studentship during her PhD (2016-2020) at FAMES, during which time Prof Anderson was her supervisor.

15 February 2024
Barak Kushner will be delivering a talk at the East Asian Civilizations Research Centre (CRCAO)

15 February 2024
We are delighted to announce the publication of Graphic Narratives from Early Modern Japan: The World of Kusazōshi (Brill), edited by Prof Laura Moretti and Prof Satō Yukiko (The University of Tokyo).

12 February 2024
In his essay, Roel Sterckx distils the ancient philosophies that flow through China’s contemporary geopolitics.

06 February 2024
Dr Young was invited to deliver three lectures on modern Japanese literature in which students engaged such topics as translation, Okinawan and trans-border texts, and the relationships between modern Japanese literature and Vietnam.

05 February 2024
Keynote address given by Prof Barak Kushner at the The Sixth Biennial International Conference of the Israeli Association for Japanese Studies Haifa, 17 November 2022, now available to read online.

02 February 2024
A Reading and Discussion with Esther Dischereit

02 February 2024
The essay, titled 'Subjection and Citizenship: 1930s Nikkei Citizenry and Japanese-Language Education in Hawaii', features in the new publication from the Hoover Institution: 'Japanese America on the Eve of the Pacific War: An Untold History of the 1930s'

01 February 2024
Assef Ashraf’s book, 'Making and Remaking Empire in Early Qajar Iran' (CUP), offers a socially-oriented analysis of the making of the Qajar empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. It focuses on the discourse and political practices of empire, both in the centres and peripheries, to highlight overarching themes of transition and change at this pivotal moment in Iranian history.