Week beginning Monday 12 April 2021
- Do Not Disturb
Michela Wrong (Author), Miles Tendi (University of Oxford), Susan Thomson (Colgate University)
Join us for the launch of 'Do Not Disturb' by award-winning author Michela Wrong.
- The Covid Pandemic in Southeast Asia: An assessment of its severity and economic consequences
Prof Anne Booth (SOAS)
The main focus of the talk is to assess the economic impact of the COVID 19 pandemic across Southeast Asia, and explain the different outcomes by country and region.
- Picturing non-alignment: Filmmaking, temporality, exchange in India, c. 1967
Diva Gujral, PhD Candidate, Department of History of Art, University College London
- Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China
Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China retells one of the largely forgotten histories between Britain and China in the 19th Century. Drawing on several collections using artefacts to explore the history of the Opium Wars through botanical arts and tools; historical artefacts about silk; missionary work and intercultural shared experiences in China recorded by British Missionaries throughout this period.
- Book Review Event: Translation and Literature (『翻訳と文学』)
10:00-12:00 (UK time), 18:00-20:00 (Japan time), via Zoom
- Shadows & Illuminations
Robert Lemelson (UCLA)
A film screening of Shadows & Illuminations. A film that follows an older Balinese man, Nyoman Kereta, as he struggles with the intrusion of spirits into his consciousness. Kereta says he has been living in two worlds, the world of his family and community and the world of the spirits, for the past 40 years.