Events organised by the Centres and Programmes Office, SOAS, London
The events listing includes the weekly seminar series, workshops, annual lectures, film screenings, conferences, book launches/readings, performances and symposiums. The events are organised with academic staff from all disciplines across the School and are often co-hosted with external organisations.
Most of the events organised are free and open to both internal and external audiences, unless otherwise stated.
For further information about any of the events listed below please contact the Centres & Programmes Office team.
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- A crisis in democracy and a role of progressive parties in Korea
Hoechan Roh (former president of Justice Party in Korea)
The talk will be in Korean.
- Global Korean Wave Seminar
Yun-ho Yang (Director)
- Mate Selection among the Malays in the early 20th Century
Dr Zanariah Noor, Post Doctoral Researcher (Department of Languages & Cultures Of South East Asia) / Senior Lecturer (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia)
- Washoku on the World Stage: Japanese Traditional Cuisine as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Theodore Bestor (Professor of Social Anthropology Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies Harvard University)
This lecture examines the global popularity of Japanese food, and the recent UNESCO designation of washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) as a Global Cultural Heritage item.
- Tales of Imaginary People
Dr Kang Byongyoong (Author)
- Perceptions of the Religious Other in Southeast Asia: the baggage of history
Prof Peter G Riddell (Melbourne School of Theology//History, SOAS)
- Making Sense Out of Genocide
Youk Chhang (Executive Director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia and founder of the Sleuk Rith Institute)
Youk Chhang's mission is to help Cambodians deal with the trauma of the genocide by the Khmers Rouges. His organisation is amassing documentation on the 1974-9 years and he has played a key role in supporting and distributing information on the prosecution of the leaders of Democratic Kampuchea.
- Who owns the South China Sea
- Birth 1871: History, The State and The Arts of Denotified Tribes of India
Dakxinkumar Bajrange (Director)
Film Screening and Q&A with director
- Patriotic Service or Youth Exploitation? Japanese Students and the Wartime Labor Service, 1941–45
Dr Halliday Piel (University of Manchester)
- Indonesia Kontemporer 2014
See how the world is inspired by the Indonesian art and culture: a full day from 10am celebrating contemporary arts in the UK.
- Title TBC
Fiona Kerlogue (Horniman Museum)
- Managing (Un)Certainties - Economic Sociology Perspectives on the Japanese Antique Art Trade
Dr Harald Conrad (University of Sheffield)
- Can corruption reduce conflict? Lessons from Indonesia
Dr Elizabeth Pisani
- Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry
Dr Jeffrey W Alexander (University of Wisconsin – Parkside)
- Reporting for China: How correspondents for Chinese media work with the world
Professor Nyiri Pál (Vrije Univeristeit)
- Title TBC
- The Battles of Battleship Island: History, Memory, Heritage
Dr Mark Pendleton (University of Sheffield)
- A borderless village: binding/bounding spiritual ties among Plong migrants in Greater Bangkok
Indrė Balčaitė (CSEAS Small Grant recipient 2012)
- The Reception to Nihonga by the Public and the Meiji Art Market: Study for Hishida Shunso (1874-1911)
Dr Eriko Kay (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
- Policy implementation and formation beyond the state in urban communities in the PRC
Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
- The Southeast Asian collections at the V&A
Dr John Clarke (Curator of the Himalayan and Southeast Asian Collections at the V&A Museum)
- Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan
Dr Oleg Benesch (University of York)
- Annual Presentation on Asia for Sixth Form Students 2014
The aim of the day is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored as part of their curriculum and, which will, we hope, inspire them.
- 20141202 - Seminar - Alexis Sanderson
Prof Alexis Sanderson (Oxford University)
- Women Adrift: Narratives and Memories of Empire in Modern Japan
Dr Noriko Horiguchi (University of Tennessee)
- How Grains Domesticated Us
James Scott (Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology / Co-Director of the Agrarian Studies Program)