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Week beginning Monday 26 November 2018

Monday 26 November 2018

5.30pm:
  • BRI: Bringing the East and the West Together?
  • Various panellists
  • 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.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

5.00pm:
  • 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.

5.00pm:
  • 2018 Chinese Art Film Festival London Showcase
  • Various
  • 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.

5.00pm:
  • 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.

5.45pm:

Wednesday 28 November 2018

9.00am:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
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Thursday 29 November 2018

3.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.30pm:
  • 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.

7.00pm:
7.00pm:
  • Women through the Lens: Beyond the Mainstream
  • Various panelists
  • 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.

7.15pm:
7.30pm:

Friday 30 November 2018

1.15pm:
2.30pm:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
  • 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.

5.31pm:
7.00pm:
  • 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.

8.30pm:

Saturday 01 December 2018

9.00am:
11.00am: