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Week beginning Monday 17 January 2022

Monday 17 January 2022

  • Cultural Industries and Cultural Policy in Asia
  • Anthony Y.H. Fung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing Normal University) & Shin Dong Kim (Hallym University, Korea)
  • This talk will discuss the cultural industries and cultural policies in China and Korea.

Tuesday 18 January 2022

  • Co-existent Ruins: Exploring Iraq’s Mesopotamian past through contemporary art
  • CO-EXISTENT RUINS seeks to address how it might be possible to re-generate an engagement with four identified Mesopotamian ancient heritage sites (Ur, Babylon, Nippur, and Nimrud) by local Iraqi artists in post - conflict Iraq. These sites, while still providing security guards and space for international archaeological research, have become derelict during the recent traumatic wars and conflict in Iraq.

  • The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue
  • Marina Rustow (Princeton University)
  • Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper’s westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness.

Wednesday 19 January 2022


Thursday 20 January 2022

  • Lu Xun’s Legacy: Printmaking in Modern China
  • 'Lu Xun’s Legacy: Printmaking in Modern China' showcases around 200 prints selected from over 6000 prints in the collection of the Muban Educational Trust and commemorates the anniversaries of the May 4th Movement (1919) and the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (1949). It includes prints demonstrating how Lu Xun’s vision for the print developed and how his role as an innovator continues to be honoured. 


Saturday 22 January 2022

  • Top UK University Fair 2022
  • Find out more about studying at SOAS, including available programmes, entry requirements, fees, scholarships and much more!