Week beginning Monday 26 November 2018
- India - Study UK Exhibition India (Mumbai)
India - Mumbai
- Book Launch: Regional Developmentalism through Law
Dr. Jonathan Bashi
- BRI: Bringing the East and the West Together?
This panel discussion with Mr Charles Parton OBE (SOAS, Trustee of Chinadialogue, Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, and Specialist Adviser on China to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee), Dr Thomas Chan (Chu Hai College of Higher Education) and Mr Joseph Chan (Silk Road Economic Development Research Center, Hong Kong) will focus on what the Chinese Government hopes to achieve with its flagship foreign policy known as the Belt and Road Initiative.
- India - Study UK Exhibition India (Kolkata)
India - Kolkata
- The Wild East: India’s Criminal Economy and Politics
Professor Barbara Harriss-White (University of Oxford)
In the 21st century, many parts of the South Asian subcontinent are being conquered not by settler-migrants (as was the case in the Wild West) but by unruly and illegal forms of capital.
- 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase
The Chinese Art Film Festival returns to SOAS for its third iteration, from 27 to 29 November 2018. This year the festival will showcase three latest Chinese art films depicting female experiences in contemporary China.
- Angels Wear White 嘉年华 （Director: Vivian Qu文晏, 2017)
Ms Frida Jingwen Fan (Shanghai Art Film Federation)
As part of the 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival, this film is set in a small seaside town when two schoolgirls are assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she says nothing.
- Ethics as a Weapon of War: Militarism and Morality in Israel
James Eastwood (Queen Mary), Hagar Kotef (SOAS), Akanksha Mehta (Goldsmiths), Hedi Viterbo (University of Essex) and Nimer Sultany (SOAS)
Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East.
- The Yoga of Reasoning: Soteriology & Spiritual Practice in the Nyāyabhāṣya
Philipp Maas, Leipzig
- Saco Student Fair
Stockholm - Sweden
- Palestinian Lives, German Guilt: #DJsforPalestine, anti-Deutsch politics, and the Ghosts of Colonialism
Luis-Manuel Garcia (The University of Birmingham)
- Contextual Politics of Semi-Authoritarian Rule and Hybrid Peace: Comparative Reflections on Myanmar and Sri Lanka
Dr. Kristian Stokke (Oslo University)
- “That’s media coverage, it’s not publicity!": Form and substance of some French publics
Matei Candea (Cambridge)
- Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Institutions and Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam
Hazel Gray (University of Edinburgh)
- Nihon to Seiyō – Japan and the West
Prof Neil Jackson (University of Liverpool in London)
An illustrated exploration of Japanese and Western architecture over the last 150 years.
- This is Life 生门 (Director: Chen Weijun, 2016)
As part of the 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase, this film focusses around the life-saving decisions which have to be made at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China.
- Child Slavery and Changing Conceptions of Girlhood in Republican China
Isabella Jackson, Trinity College Dublin/SOAS
- The Burning of Whose Books? Li Si in the Peking University Zhao Zhengshu 趙正書
Dr Christopher J. Foster (Pembroke College, University of Oxford)
This Early China Seminar is led by Christopher Foster, a Stanley Ho Junior Research Fellow in Chinese at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Advanced text reading proficiency is required.
- Women's Work in Mozambique: Gender Relations, Social
Sara Stevano (University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol)
- Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War
- Some Features of Sanskritic Education in Ancient Cambodia
Ms Kunthea Chhom (Researcher, Apsara Authority, Siem Reap)
- Modernisation and Spatial Transformation of Muharram Processions in Iran
Reza Masoudi Nejad, SOAS
- Roundtable on Taiwan’s November 2018 Elections
Chiu Yu-bin, Dafydd Fell and Lin Fei-Fan
- Book Discussion: Islamophobia and Securitization. Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice
Chair: Amina Yaqin
- Girls Always Happy 柔情史 （Director Yang Mingming 杨明明, 2018)
As part of the 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase, this comedy-drama depicts a strange, yet intriguing relationship between a single mother and her daughter living in a Beijing hutong.
- War Songs
James E. Montgomery, University of Cambridge
Event to mark the publication of the first English translation of War Songs by ‘Antarah ibn Shaddad.
- Not waving but drowning - human rights, Climate change and small islands
Susie Alegre (Island Rights Initiative)
- Women through the Lens: Beyond the Mainstream
In this panel discussion, Chinese cultural and media specialists offer their insights about questions such as 'Could Chinese art cinema lend momentum to social activism?' in relation to the three art films screened in this year’s Chinese Art Film Festival.
- The Application & Implementation of the New York Convention in the 21st Century
JUDGE EDWARD TORGBOR, Christ Church, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, England
- Exploring Yogic Language in Kabir
Linda Hess, Emerita Stanford
- Food and Nationalism in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List
Dr Atsuko Ichijo (Kingston University)
- CHASE Arabic Poetry and Story Translation Workshop: "Refugee Writings, Creative Encounters, with Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Selma Dabbagh"
WORKSHOP 2.30-5.30pm, Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square
PUBLIC EVENT 7-8.30pm, Room 116, SOAS Main Building
- The Voices of the Victims: The “Subhuman” life of Rohingyas in Myanmar and Bangladesh
Professor Nasir Uddin (University of Chittagong and Refugee Studies Centre at University of Oxford)
- Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?
Dr JongMi Kim (Coventry University)
The analysis focuses on how new forms of media enabled young generation of girls and women to form new feminism (or antifeminism): popular discussions about gender, gazing culture, playing culture and consumer body culture.
- The Political and Cultural Impacts of the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal
On 25 April 2015 central Nepal was struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake which killed over 9000 people and displaced 2.8 million. This lecture will examine some aspects of the earthquake's the cultural and political impacts on the country.
- Haiyan/Yolanda: Marking Five Years
The colloquium will gather academics, journalists and development workers in an informal discussion on the aftermath of one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded.
- Sitar Master Returns to SOAS
- Mapping the Role of Intellectuals in Iranian Modern and Contemporary History
A one-day conference on the role of Iranian intellectuals in the history of Iranian modernity and the process of the Iranian democratic debate.
- India - Individual Counselling (Mumbai)
India - New Delhi