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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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

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.

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.

13 March 2019
Following the Hanoi Summit Dr John Nilsson-Wright looks at what lies ahead for relations between Pyongyang and Washington.

08 March 2019
An item about the poet Antarah ibn Shaddad, from the channel's "In our time" series, which featured contributions from Prof. James Montgomery has been chosen in BBC Radio 4's "Pick of the Week" selection.

06 March 2019
'Chinese Thought: from Confucius to Cook Ding' is an engrossing history of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture from an eminent Cambridge expert.

05 March 2019
Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen - Japan's Favorite Noodle Soup

27 February 2019
The final gathering and workshop of Professor Barak Kushner's ERC Project 'The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia' took place on 23rd February 2019

12 February 2019
Former Undergraduate Coirle Magee has published an article, 'Using the Past to Legitimise the Present: The Portrayal of Good Governance in Chinese History Textbooks', in the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, co-written with Robert Weatherley, who supervised her undergraduate dissertation.