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  • SOAS ranked third in the world ...

    for supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions" in latest THE rankings

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  • New Daughters of Africa

    Margaret Busby's new anthology helps fund new award for African students to study at SOAS

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  • Advocating for inclusive democracy in Myanmar

    Emma Crewe awarded AHRC-GCRF grant

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  • SOAS academics awarded €6 million ERC grant

    With a focus on Chinese court theatre, decolonising film, and African philosophy

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    We have a range of financial support for eligible students interested in studying at SOAS

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    There are a number of scholarships available

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  • SOAS awarded TEF silver rating

    SOAS University of London has been awarded a silver ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018

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  • Questions worth asking: The Campaign for SOAS

    Our major fundraising campaign

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SOAS Summer Schools 2019

If you would like to broaden your horizons at summer school and get a new learning experience then have a look at what is on offer...

Tue 23 Apr

Hidden Binomes in Chinese Canonical Texts: Both Transmitted and Excavated

One of the most important, but still under-investigated, features of the Old Chinese lexicon is its large number of alliterative binomes (i.e., compounds of two characters that regularly appear together with distinctive meaning). Lianmian ci 連綿 詞/聯緜詞 or “binome” (borrowed from the French word binôme) is a sound- correlated (alliterative or rhyming) disyllabic compound that carries meaning only when it is used as a single word.