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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 
Ms Aliya Abdukadhir-Ali
Thesis topic: Networks of power in Iran and Iraq under the Umayyads

Mr Mohammed Ahmed
Thesis topic: Early Muslim-Jewish Relations through Late Texts: An Analysis of Al-Tabari's Tafsir on the Medinan Period

Mr Maan Aldabbagh
Thesis topic: The Scholarly Community of the Hijaz in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Ms Avetisyan Ani
Thesis topic: Early Modern Judaeo-Arabic medical manuscripts

Miss Estara Arrant
Thesis topic: Non-standard Hebrew Bible manuscripts from the Genizah

Mr Vincent Beiler
Thesis topic: Masorah in the Hebrew Bible manuscripts from the Genizah

Mr Thomas Booth
Thesis topic: Understanding the Causes and Motivations of the Tokusei Protests 1428-1467

Miss Maria Bugno
Thesis topic: Humour, sex education and intertextuality: erotic rewritings in Early-modern Japan

Mr James Char
Thesis topic: Reassessing the Chinese Communist Party’s War Decision-making: Mao Zedong, the People’s Liberation Army and Strategic Risk Taking, 1935-1948

Mr Yusuf Chaudhary
Supervisor: Dr Assef Ashraf
Thesis topic: Islamic Intellectual History in the Mongol Ilkhanate (1258-1358); Theological Works of Rashid al-Din al-Hamadhani; Ilkhanid Intellectual Networks

Miss Zi Chen
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: Paper-offerings craftsman households in contemporary rural Shandong Province

Ms Mi Kwi Cho
Thesis topic: Post-war immigration and discrimination in Japan, focussing on zainichi Koreans.

Ms Ruyi Dai
Thesis topic: The L2 acquisition of Chinese BEI passives

James Dawson
Thesis topic: Third Front Construction

Mrs Hajnalka Elias
Thesis topic: Sichuan in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220 C.E.): A Study of Regional Identity and Memory in Material Culture and Textual Sources

Mr Rashaad Eshack
Thesis topic: Japanese migrant, Nikkei, diasporic identity in the Americas

Mr Ahmed Ezzat
Thesis topic: History and politics of modern law in Egypt

Xi Fang
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: Cultural Impact of the Silk Road on the Lives of Women in Tang Dynasty

Ms Parwana Fayyaz
Thesis topic: Jāmi's Poetics of Vision and Poetry of the Eye in Salāmān va Absāl

Mr Frederick Feilden
Supervisor: Dr Laura Moretti
Thesis topic: From A to B and Back Again? Picturebook Adaptations in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Ms Jing Feng
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: The Making of Codices: Codicological Research on Codices from Dunhuang and Turfan

Miss Elena Follador
Supervisor: Dr Laura Moretti
Thesis topic: Good to Eat, Good to Fight, Good to Think: A literary and cultural history of food fights in medieval and early-modern Japanese texts

Miss Alexandra Forrester
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: Constructing authenticity in the case of Chinese Zhengyi Daoist priests

Miss Maria Gajewska
Thesis topic: Networks of Trust in the First Global Economy

Jiankang Gao
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: Development of Chinese Clan Associations in Southeast Asia

Giulia Garbagni
Thesis topic: Japan's Postwar Envoy Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

Mr Robert Gard
Thesis topic: TBC

Mr Wiktor Gebski
Thesis topic: The Arabic dialect of the Jews of Gabes (Tunisia)

Kelsey Granger
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: Gifts from Afar: The Creation of an Imperial Lapdog in Tang-Song China

Mr Joseph Habib
Thesis topic: Accents, Vocalization, and Qere/Ketiv in Medieval Judaeo-Arabic Bible Commentaries

Mr Choongil (Peter) Han
Thesis topic: North Korea’s Unification Policy

Mr Christoph Hess
Thesis topic: Institutions and Small-Scale Industry in China: War, Revolution and Reform

Mr Calum Humphreys
Thesis topic: Petitioning in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Ms Armaghan Khosravi Nia
Thesis topic: To be confirmed

Mr Cody Kingham
Thesis topic: Time and Verb Collocations in Biblical Hebrew: A Statistical and Constructional Study

Ms Elisabeth Kwan
Thesis topic: Ibadi architectural history

Mr Kan Lee
Thesis topic: Ho Hsi-lai and the China Mission to SCAP (Supreme Command of the Allied Powers) in Tokyo

Miss Yizhuo Li
Supervisor: Dr Noga Ganany
Thesis topic: Unfeminine Heroines: The Woman Warrior on Stage in Nineteenth Century China

Miss Huiruo Li
Supervisor: Dr Yaron Peleg
Thesis topic: Ideology in the Non-Ideology Age of Modern Hebrew Literature

Mr Ko-Hang Liao
Thesis topic: Rethinking Defeat: Japan, Chiang Kai-shek and the 'White Group' in Taiwan, 1949-1969

Ms Zhenru Lin
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: The commemoration of Kuomintang veterans in Mainland China.

Mr Tongkun Liu
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: Interfaces in the Chinese ba Construction and Their Representations in Second Language Learners' L2 Chinese Mental Grammars

Miss Manyun Liu
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: Chinese Reflexive 'ziji' in Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Language, and First Language Attrition

Ms Di Liu
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: Pristine Dignity in Troubled Times: The Connoisseurs and Connoisseurship of Ming Furniture in Peking from 1930 to 1950

Mia (Ye) Ma
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: The consistency of aesthetics (TBC)

Ms Helen Magowan
Supervisor: Dr Laura Moretti
Thesis topic: Nyohitsu - the construction of femininities through writing

Mina Marković
Thesis topic: Imperial and Post-imperial Japan and population policies

Mr Marc Michaels
Thesis topic: Towards a better understanding of the scribal manual Sefer Tagin.

Miss Dorota Molin
Thesis topic: The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Dohok

Mr William Moriarty
Thesis topic: Tuning In: Nationalist Radio in China

Mr Peter Myers
Thesis topic: Mr Myers has now completed his PhD. The Text and Grammar of Hebrew/Aramaic Transcriptions in the Manuscript Tradition of 2 Esdras

Mr Ashton Ng
Thesis topic: Han Fei's Ideal Polity

Miss Susannah Pearce
Supervisor: Dr Yaron Peleg
Thesis topic: Modern Hebrew Literature and the Environment

Mr Cong Peng
Thesis topic: TBC

Mr Guy Pinnington
Supervisor: Dr Victoria Young
Thesis topic: TBC

Rev Phra Kiattisak Ponampon
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: Dunhuang Manuscript Pelliot chinois 2078: A Study of Meditative Praxis and Visionary Experiences

Mr Nicholas Posegay
Thesis topic: Relationships between medieval Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac in the fields of vocalization and phonology.

Mr Rishi Rajpopat
Thesis topic: Reworking Notions of the Structure and Functioning of Pāṇinian Sanskrit Linguistics

Paul Rodrigue
Supervisor: Dr Michael Rand
Thesis topic: Working title: Jerome’s translation of the Book of Daniel

Ms Avital Rom
Thesis topic: Polyphonic Thinking: A Rereading of Early Chinese Texts Through the Lens of Music

Mr Ido Rosen
Supervisor: Dr Yaron Peleg
Thesis topic: The Influence of Social Media on Film Aesthetic and Production: A Paradigm Shift?

Miss Ria Roy
Thesis topic: Charismatic leadership; North Korea; religion versus secularism.

Colton Runyan
Thesis topic: Ascending via Awase: Competitions in Heian Japan

Mr William Ryle-Hodges
Supervisor: Dr Paul Anderson
Thesis topic: Islamic Ethics and 19th Century Egypt: Notions of Social Virtue and the Public Sphere in Muhammad Abduh's Newspaper Writings

Mr Samir Saad
Thesis topic: Arabism, Islamism and legislative politics in Jordan, 1950-1978

Mr Mohyi El-Deen Saleh Maziad
Thesis topic: Mr Maziad has now completed his PhD.

Polina Serebriakova
Thesis topic: Sources of legitimacy for warrior leaders in medieval Japan

Mr Iqan Shahidi
Supervisor: Dr Assef Ashraf
Thesis topic: The concept of decline and decadence in the writings of the contemporary intellectuals of Iran.

Mr Daniel Sheridan
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: Masters of Ceremony: Studies in Chinese Primary Source Descriptions of Sogdian Customs and Ceremonies

Miss Bingbing Shi
Supervisor: Dr Heather Inwood
Thesis topic: Repeating and Recreating History: Adaptations of Literature in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Nick Stember
Supervisor: Dr Heather Inwood
Thesis topic: Low Culture Fever: Chinese Comic Books after Mao 1976-1983

Mrs Shahla Suleiman
Supervisor: Dr Paul Anderson
Thesis topic: TBC

Miss Jun Tham
Thesis topic: Spirit pacification was a practice that reinforced the ruler’s role as protector of the polity from all threats, including the supernatural, and in Japan, also served to put blame for societal ills on the ruler’s enemies. Due to questions of terminology within and between the fields of scholarship on spirit pacification in China and Japan, the persistent and important link between spirit pacification practice and regime legitimation in the years c.1350-1650 has been overlooked. By setting aside terminology and redefining spirit pacification according to the core features of the practice, the proposed dissertation seeks to write a history of spirit pacification as a mentality and an ideology. In doing so, it has two aims: to investigate how spirit pacification played into regime legitimation, and how its role changed, but did not disappear entirely across the late medieval and early modern periods; and to explore the existence of a common, regional imaginary regarding the dead in East Asia.

Mr Luigi Ivan Triola
Thesis topic: The role of charisma in shaping New Japanese Religions

Mr Christopher Tso
Thesis topic: A sociological investigation of businessman grooming practices and corporate masculinities in contemporary Japan

Ms Hsiaoching Wang
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: L2 Acquisition of Wh-indeterminants in Mandarin by English and Korean Speakers.

Jie Wang
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: The Arabic Language and Transnationalism amongst the Chinese Muslims

Miss Xiran Wang
Supervisor: Dr Adam Yuet Chau
Thesis topic: Foodie Culture (吃貨) in Contemporary Chinese Media Landscape

Miss Veronica (Jingyi) Wang
Supervisor: Dr Heather Inwood
Thesis topic: Coming from the People? Renegotiating the ‘Folk’ in 21st Century Chinese Urban Culture: case studies on 'folk' song, poetry and online short videos."

Junfu Wong
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: Transethnical and Transcultural Patronage: Ethnic Interaction and Structural Organization in Local Communities of Guanzhong Region Northern Wei China

Miss Jingting Xiang
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: Definiteness and Specificity in L2/L3 Mandarin Grammars

Mr Chuanlong Xiang
Thesis topic: Sino-Korean Trade in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century

Miss Lilong Xu
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: Chinese Null and Covert Arguments and their Behaviors in L2 Chinese Grammars

Mr Weijun Xu
Thesis topic: Regime Legitimacy, Nationalism, and Foreign Policy Choices in Disputes

Miss Yang Jie
Thesis topic: Morality in East Asian Politics

Mr Sheung Chun Jonathan Yeung
Thesis topic: Sino-Japanese interactions in the context of early 20th-century Chinese students in Japan

Mr Fei Yuan
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: The Third Language Acquisition of English Negative Polarity Items by Ethnic Koreans in China

Chenyang Zhang
Supervisor: Dr Boping Yuan
Thesis topic: L2 acquisition of empty verbs in Mandarin Chinese by English-speaking learners

Manjun (June) Zhang
Supervisor: Dr Imre Galambos
Thesis topic: Religions in Medieval China

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