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SOAS in the media Friday 21 March

21 March 2014

Dr Carlo Bonura was interviewed on the Today programme about the political landscape in Malaysia in relation to the missing jet, Dr Jieyu Liu was interviewed on Orienter, a German radio programme about sex discrimination in Chinese jobs, Professor Almut Hintze wrote a piece on Zoroastrian cosmology in The Financial Times, SOAS' new South Asia Institute featured in the Asian Correspondent, Professor Gurharpal Singh was on Radio 2 discussing his childhood experience of migration in the mid-1960s, Dr Daffydd Fell wrote an article in the Taipei Times on the importance of social movements in Taiwan, Dr Konrad Hirschler commented on the crusader castle in Syria for Reuters, Professor Colin Shindler wrote an article for The Jewish Chronicle on 'How Jews Survived Japan' and SOAS was mentioned in The Guardian in an article on why the world needs humanities graduates.

Who were the missing jet's pilots?
BBC Radio 4 - Today programme - 19/03/14
Dr Carlo Bronura comments on the political landscape in Malaysia
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Sex discrimination on Chinese jobs
Orientering - 19/03/2014
Dr Jieyu Liu interviewed on the programme
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Zoroastrian text that preempted science’s latest discovery
The Financial Times - 19/03/2014
Letter from Professor Almut Hintze: "...substance, which is eternal light.” This passage from a Zoroastrian Middle Persian text on cosmology, the Bundahishn, compiled...exciting indeed, but it should not be forgotten that the Zoroastrian pre-scientific explanation of the origins of the world not..."

Professor Gurharpal Singh discussing his childhood experience of migration in the mid-1960s
BBC Radio 2 - 18/03/14
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Importance of social movements in Taiwan
Taipei Times - 20/03/14
Article written by Dr Dafydd Fell

How Jews Survived Japan
Jewish Chronicle - 21/03/2014
Article written by Professor Colin Shindler

SOAS launches new South Asia Institute
Asian Correspondent - 19/03/2014
"The newly launched SOAS South Asia Institute aims to consolidate SOAS’ research strengths in the region and make SOAS the premier UK institution for the multi-disciplinary study of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives."

Move over, Stem: why the world needs humanities graduates
The Guardian - 19/03/2014
"Last week, in London and Oxford, an activist humanities conference brought together Oxford, Soas, Delhi, Nanjing and Virginia. Just days before, in the US, George Washington University huddled with Turkey's Bogazici and Morocco's Al Alkhawayn to launch a global humanities initiative. Next month, at Going Global – the world's largest annual international higher education gathering run by the British Council in Miami, ways to mobilise the humanities will be one of the primary topics of debate."

Professor Gilbert Achcar about his latest book The People Want
Alhiwarchannel
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Khurshid seeks tribunal to settle code violations
Times of India - 19/03/2014
"The issues and problems relating to the country's democratic setup can be taken up and discussed in any part of the world," he said and justified his remarks made at School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He added that he still stands by his comments made on Election Commission and the Supreme Court."

Trio chase Senate House contract
Martin Slowe Property Services - 18/03/2014
"Plans for the building, which is owned by the University of London, will involve the lowering of a courtyard area and the installation of a large glass roof structure that organisers claim will provide extra study space for students from the School of Oriental and African Studies."