Week beginning Monday 17 May 2021
- The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong
Michael C. Davis (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; New York University and Jindal Global University) and Nathan Law (Hong Kong democratic activist and former legislator)
This panel discussion will trace how Hong Kong got to where it is today, what the key challenges are, and what roles supporters of democracy in Hong Kong or elsewhere can play in the foreseeable future.
- 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.
- Food and Power in Somalia: Business as Usual?
Dr Susanne Jaspars, Dr Nisar Majid, Guhan Adan
- Jain Veganism: Ancient Wisdom, New Opportunities
Christopher Jain Miller, Jonathan Dickstein
- The Politics of Restitution
Jos van Beurden (Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Hilmar Farid (Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia)
Jos van Beurden will present Lessons for the Future: Returns by the Netherlands to Indonesia in the 2010s and the 1970s, and Hilmar Farid will discuss The Future of Restitution: What is Possible?
- How Fangyan became Dialects: A history of language and nationalism in China
Gina Anne Tam (Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas)
What does it mean to speak the Chinese language? The most common answer to this question would be Mandarin, the national language of the People’s Republic of China. Yet within China, the languages spoken on the streets of China's cities and towns are often not its national language.
- Artefacts, Identities and Restitution
Phacharaphorn Phanomvan (Lecturer, University of Oxford), Charlotte Galloway (Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University)
Phacharaphorn Phanomvan will present Plai Bat: Reclaiming Heritage, Social Media, and Modern Nationalism and Charlotte Galloway will discuss Repatriation, Restitution and Myanmar.